News | Spotlight on February's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme winner, Henrik Hagemann, co-founder of CustoMem
20 April 2017
Henrik Hagemann won February’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, CustoMem.
CustoMem uses nature’s capacity to make biomaterials to improve sustainability in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. Contamination of water supplies by industrial micropollutants such as metal ions, pesticides and pharmaceuticals is a major contributor to water pollution. These micropollutants are persistent in the environment, and dangerous to human health. CustoMem makes products to tackle this problem using a patented biological production toolkit. CustoMem’s granular water filtration products capture micropollutants from industrial wastewater that are challenging to remove with current technology. The business can then safely dispose of or recycle captured micropollutants into high-value products enabling the circular economy in the wastewater treatment sector.
Henrik Hagemann of CustoMem
You can watch CustoMem's elevator pitch video again here.