Yorkshire-based Xeros takes part in project to make the US ‘greener’

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ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly washing machine company Xeros is taking part in a scheme

that encourages US companies and consumers to adopt “green” habits.

Xeros produces washing machines that replace most of the water with polymer beads.

The beads attract stains to the bead surface, extracting dirt and producing what the company claims is a superior result to that achieved by traditional washing machines.

The group, a Rotherham-based spin-out from Leeds University, is helping to establish a US environmental incentive. After launching its system in the US last October, Xeros is now taking part in an energy efficiency incentive from a US utility.

The independent water, natural gas and electric company, Liberty Utilities, has paid a $28,000 incentive under its natural gas energy efficiency programme to one of New England’s largest commercial laundries, Sterling Linen Services. Supported by the Federal Energy Management Programme’s Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme, the payment enables customers in some US states to apply for financial incentives to install energy efficient washing machines. Sterling has installed the Xeros commercial laundry system at its headquarters.

Xeros, which floated on AIM earlier this year, scooped the Manufacturer of the Best Green Product title at the Yorkshire Post’s Environment Awards.