Inciner8 is a UK manufacturer, which has developed an incinerator to turn waste into energy, has won a double honour from the Queen.
Inciner8, based in Merseyside, has developed a container based incinerator, which converts the energy used in waste disposal to hot water and heat.
The new incinerator is being used widely in conflict zones and refugee camps, working with partners like the UN.
The firm picked up two Queen's Enterprise Awards, the UK's highest accolade for business success.
One award was for "International Trade," for their incredible growth and high levels of UK exports, the second for "Innovation," developing a containerised general incinerator, twinned with a heat exchanger, which captures the heat to generate hot water and hot air.
The innovation was developed to be used in natural disasters, disease outbreaks or conflicts where there are large scale camps as a result, such as the Syrian refugee camps. These camps create large amounts of waste and demand for hot water. The new incinerator can be dropped in on a 20ft container and help supply living needs while dealing with the waste issues.
Vince Ferguson, chairman of Inciner8 said: "This is the second time we've picked up a Queen's Enterprise Award and to win two this year is such a rare honour. We are all delighted here to receive recognition both of our business success and the innovative products we are developing to deal with crises in countries around the world."
Vince added: "We couldn't have achieved this without the dedicated team here at Inciner8, and I'm immensely proud of the staff here and all the work they put in to really develop the firm both in business growth and in creating new products. With their support we have been able to grow Inciner8 from a start-up operation to one of the most respected names in our industry."
Winners of The Queen's Awards will be invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
Inciner8 was formed just 10 years ago and in that time has grown from a start-up operation to a £5.5m operation, exporting to 172 countries worldwide.