Winner ‘National Icoon’ Award 2019

Amsterdam, 24 September 2019

State Secretary Mona Keijzer announced Ioniqa as a winner of the ‘National Icons’ award by the Netherlands’ Government together with 2 other promising innovations: Hiber and Inreda.

Ioniqa’s infinite PET upcycling technology is recognized as a major breakthrough innovation and the company will receive active support over the next 3 years from the Dutch Government. This will be done by the Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stienje van Veldhoven.

Tonnis Hooghoudt Ioniqa’s CEO and Founder, said: “We are very happy to receive this recognition from the Netherlands’s Government and welcome their support to launch our circular technology internationally. We have a very positive message for to world; our PET upcycling process available now, enables us to clean up our world, turn off the oil tap for plastics production, thus passing on a cleaner world.”

The Jury report states that “Ioniqa’s new technology offers a solution for the world wide plastic problem while reducing the CO2 footprint with 75%. It is an opportunity for the Netherlands to take a leading role in the PET plastic recycling contributing to the development of a circular economy”.

About Ioniqa Technologies

Ioniqa is a clean-tech spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands), specialized in creating value out of plastic waste by using its proprietary circular technology. With a cost- effective process, Ioniqa is able to close the loop for plastics, starting with PET plastics. This multiple award-winning innovation transforms all types and colors of PET waste into valuable resources for ‘virgin-quality’ new PET. Upcycling processes for other types of plastics are being researched and expected to be launched in the near future.