Solum wins an Honorable Mention Award
During a ceremony held on June 5th, 2018, in São Paulo, Solum received from FIESP the Environmental Merit Honorable Mention Award, in its 24th edition.
The award is one of the main initiatives for recognition of actions from the industrial sector in the sustainability area. 65 cases competed in the 2018 edition of the event promoted by the Sustainable Development Department of FIESP.
With more than 400 projects applied over the last 10 years, its History shows the ascending commitment of the companies regarding environmental issues.
Thanks to Vorax (main product of the company), Solum has already become the winner, in 2016, of the IV Brazil-Germany Innovation Award, in the City of the Future category.
Solum wins an award for its innovative machine VORAX
Solum Ambiental, a company from group Vitae Brasil, is the great winner of the Cities of the Future category in the IV Prêmio Brasil-Alemanha de Inovação (Brazil-Germany Innovation Award), with the development of an innovative, efficient, economically-feasible, and environmentally-harmless technology.
Solum has created the Waste Treatment Unit (Unidade de Tratamento de Resíduos - UTR) - known as Vorax DuoThermo - which is capable of transforming any solid material in vitreous particles, oils, and gases by means of the use of energy generated by the waste itself. The development of UTR Vorax took around 12 years, including researches and laboratory tests. The project won the first Brazilian green patent in record time: nine months. Usually, the Industrial Property National Institute (Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial - INPI) takes from 5 to 10 years to grant a patent.
The Vorax machine has won the first Green Patent from Brazil
In a record time of nine months, Vorax DuoTherm has won the important Green Patent stamp from the Industrial Property National Institute (Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial - INPI)
The Green Patents program aims at contributing to lessen the global climate change and accelerate the examination of the patent applications related to environmentally-oriented technologies (Resolution n° 175/2016)
With this initiative, INPI also allows the identification of new technologies that can be quickly used by the society, stimulating its licensing and encouraging the country’s innovation.
The Green Patents pilot program started on April 17th, 2012, and its third phase finished on April 16th, 2016. After December 6th, 2016, INPI started offering a priority exam of requests related to green technologies as a service.