Year of Selection



Clean Tech



To become global leader in water treatment and geothermal energy systems.


SYCHEM S.A. is an international manufacturing company specialized in water treatment systems, special projects for energy saving and corrosion protection. In the field of water treatment, SYCHEM is the largest manufacturer of desalination and ultrafiltration plants in Greece. The company is also specialized in the construction of waste water treatment systems. In the field of energy saving, SYCHEM delivers specialized electromechanical energy saving solutions focused on open geoexchange projects for large scale hotels and industries. SYCHEM undertakes the design, construction and operation of Biogas Plants for Electricity Production while owning one with 1 MW capacity in Heraklion, Crete.


Dr. Alexandros Yfantis is the founder and CEO of SYCHEM group of companies. He took his first diploma as a Chemical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens and his PhD from the Brandenburger Technical University of Cottbus. He has significant experience in the design and operation of water & wastewater treatment systems, cathodic protection and energy saving, with more than 60 publications in scientific journals and conferences. His scientific work as well as the engineering achievements of his group have been recognized with several national and international awards. In 2016, he has been selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur for his high impact on the growth and employment in Greece. He is also the Vice President of “The PanCretan Water Network” and “the Heraklion Industrial Area Association of Enterprises”.

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