Zeton is awarded Inventor of the Year Prize for Innovation by Petrobras

August 20, 2014


Zeton is pleased to announce that Chris Brown, Zeton Inc.’s VP Engineering and a co-founding employee of the company, has been awarded the Petrobras Inventor of the Year prize for 2014 for the invention of a non-mechanical biomass feed valve for the Gasification Pilot Plant project. The awards are given to Petrobras employees and partners whose past inventions led to successful patent applications by Petrobras.

Zeton’s representative in Brazil, Roberto Bieler of Farbitec, attend the Aug 20, 2014 award ceremony, and accepted the trophy and certificate on Chris’ behalf (see photo). While most of the partners were universities, Zeton was one of the few companies, and the only foreign one.

Zeton would like to thank Mr. Marco Antonio Haikal Leite, Technical Advisor of Petrobras, for nominating Chris and Zeton for this award. We would also like to thank Roberto Bieler for attending the ceremony and accepting the award on Chris’ behalf.