Renewable energy company Carbo Consult Engineering was lauded at Frost & Sullivan’s (F&S’s) third yearly African Excellence Awards, when it scooped the 2010 South African Biomass Gasification Technology Innovation Leadership Award.
Carbo Consult’s CCE-SJ Gasproducer consumes solid biomass fuels and produces tar-free gas for electricity generation and heat applications.
The biomass generators are considered self-contained, efficient and cost-effective alternative energy solutions for use in non-grid and remote areas, where it may be difficult to obtain liquid fuels, or where the costs thereof are too high, but where biomass material is readily available.
"The companies that received awards have shown innovation, competitiveness and leadership in meeting the particular demands of doing business in Africa," said F&S Africa consulting director Hendrik Malan.
F&S said that the awards were made to companies showcasing leading ideas and innovation across a variety of sectors including energy, healthcare, ICT, industrial automation and chemicals.
A number of other companies were celebrated at the awards ceremony.
Business Connexion received the 2010 South African Data Centres Market Share Leadership Award.
Lodox Systems scooped the 2010 South African Medical Imaging Product Quality Leadership Award.
ECI Telecom was awarded the 2009 West & East Africa Carrier Ethernet Customer Value Enhancement Award.
Danlink Ingredients took the 2010 South African Food & Beverage Chemicals Customer Service Leadership Award.
Dresser International collected the 2009 South African Control Valves Market Leadership Award.
Telecel Zimbabwe scooped the 2010 Southern African Development Community Mobile Telecommunications Market Penetration Leadership Award.
Wonderware received the 2009 South African Manufacturing Execution Systems Market Leadership Award.
And, FireID swept up the 2010 World Mobile OTP Key Authentication New Product Innovation Award.
F&S's Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievements and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development, explained the consultancy.