KEEEN, Thai bioremediation product, awarded Gold Medal for “Bioremediation Agent developed to Greenovation Product”


KEEEN, Thai bioremediation product, awarded Gold Medal for “Bioremediation Agent developed to Greenovation Product”


Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May 2012 The new innovative product “KEEEN” picked up the Gold Medal Award for “Bioremediation Agent developed to Greenovation Product” at the 23rd International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2012) held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia on 17-19 May 2012. In addition, KEEEN was honored with the Best Invention in Biotechnology from Japan and the Best Invention in Environment from China, selected by judges from Japan and China, respectively, at the same event.

ITEX is an annual exhibition organized by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society, bringing together the latest inventions and innovations by universities, research institutions, individual inventors and corporations from ASEAN, Asia and Europe. ITEX 2012 showcased over 800 new inventions, innovation and technology which can be divided into 23 categories with innovations from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong China, South Korea, Russia, Poland and several other countries.

KEEEN_WA_SKKEEEN was originated from a joint research between Hi-Grimm Environmental and Research Co. Ltd. and BIOTEC, led by Dr. Somkiet Techkarnjanaruk, to screen for local oil-degrading bacteria for the commercial bioremediation products. Watson Ariyaphuttarat, Founder & Industry Pioneer, Chief Industrial Ecologist of Hi-Grimm stated that, “this innovation was developed in response to the industrial sector’s demand to resolve the industrial waste treatment efficiently and environmental friendly.” KEEEN was launched in 2010 and since then has been servicing various industries such as petrochemical industry, automobile industry, food industry, hotels and hospitals.

“Our partnership with Hi-Grimm is a good example of collaboration between public and private sectors, complementing our scientific expertise with the company’s acumen in product development to meet market demand,” said Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, BIOTEC Executive Director.

“Not just the effective research partnership with BIOTEC, but being in the NSTDA Business Incubation Program also played an important role in KEEEN’s accomplishment” added Mr. Watson.

Established in 2010, NSTDA Business Incubation Center (BIC) provides helpful environment and facilities to nurture and groom new technopreneurs which includes workshops, training, consultation, exhibition, networking, business and fund matching to its incubatees. The objective of BIC is to shorten the process, to strengthen the health of the businesses and to ensure the effectiveness of its pre-incubation and incubation programs for strong new technology and IT businesses.


About Hi-Grimm Environmental and Research Co., Ltd.

Hi-Grimm Environmental and Research Co., Ltd was established in 2008 providing full support of environmental solutions to varieties of industries in domestic and overseas markets. The company’s goals are a high environmental competent company in this region, to encourage the environmental quality. HI-GRIMM, therefore, is known as one of the leading environmental consulting companies in Thailand. For more information, please visit:


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Posted on 30 May 2012