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In an interview with BW Businessworld, Siddharth Dixit, MD & CEO, Amida Cleantech, spoke about the rising importance of the cleantech sector and how his company sees a big opportunity in this domain -- not just in India but globally
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The rising pollution level across the world has become a cause for concern. While it remains a potential threat to health, it has also transformed into a new sector— clean technology. Firms are rushing to create solutions to this modern health hazard. An Indian startup Amida Cleantech has become a global name in providing solutions to this problem. The startup provides air-purification solutions to tackle outdoor and indoor air pollution. In an interview with BW Businessworld, Siddharth Dixit, MD & CEO, Amida Cleantech, spoke about the rising importance of the cleantech sector and how his company sees a big opportunity in this domain -- not just in India but globally. Excerpts:
How important is the clean air technology globally and where does India stand ?
The conversation has become quite important. Over 4.2 million people across the world die annually, owing to rising pollution levels. 92 per cent of the people globally do not breathe clean air. Hence, it becomes important to address this issue. Countries across the world are waking up to the threat of air pollution, and new technology is being deployed to address the issue. India may be still in a nascent stage as far as this issue is concerned, but the awareness has definitely grown over the years.
How is the solution offered by Amida Cleantech different from other players in the market?
Our technology offers a plug-and-play solution for large-volume air purification, which can be installed at private facility or public urban infrastructure. It ensures drastic reduction in the volume of particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide. This is done through a single process at the lowest operating expense in a compact but functionally and aesthetically well-engineered product. Our technology does not use filters or chemicals and does not generate any secondary pollutant emissions. Thus, the running costs are limited.
What about the international markets?
We are one of the contending technologies and the only one from Asia to reach and achieve commercial scale. Internationally, our technology is approved and validated. Amida’s homegrown air-purification solution, which took three years to develop, will witness large scale deployment at some international locations soon.
Amida Cleantech’s technology synchronises nature’s properties to create a unique synergy, where the air becomes its own filter. It uses principles of advanced science to break down the air molecules and eliminate pollutants. The airborne pollutants are transformed into coarse dust, which is then easily removed and discarded.
What is your vision for Amida Cleantech?
Our journey has just begun. We want to be amongst the top solution providers in the cleantech space. Amida’s air-purification technology was voted the best and shortlisted by various international agencies, which means we are on the right track and well on our way to becoming that.