WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cleantech Group, provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, today released the fifth annual Global Cleantech 100 list and report. The list recognizes the one hundred most promising and innovative companies most likely to make a significant market impact over the next five to ten years across 15 industry categories, including Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Conventional Fuels, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater. Cleantech 100 company profiles can be accessed through Cleantech Group’s i3 market intelligence platform.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our vision to accelerate sustainable innovation around the world,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group. “This list celebrates inspiring entrepreneurs, and serves as the industry standard on gauging where innovation is headed in our resource-constrained world.”
“The composition of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 represents a distinct shift in thinking from deal-makers in the marketplace,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and Global Cleantech 100 report author. “We have fifty-one new entrants on this year’s list, reflecting the popularity of new cleantech subsectors among investors. Efficiency companies lead the list this year, while solar companies have a lighter presence than in years past.”
To qualify for the Global Cleantech 100, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies not listed on any major stock exchange. This year’s list drew from 5,864 nominated companies from 60 countries and Cleantech Group’s i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow across 22,000 cleantech companies annually. A 90-member expert panel, including leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national enterprises such as 3M, ABB, BP, Ecolab, EDF, GE, General Motors, Grundfos, IBM, Johnson Controls, and Veolia Environnement, gave input on the shortlisted 300 to get to the final list of 100 companies from 18 countries.
“This year’s Global Cleantech 100 provides an invaluable window on the latest breakthrough innovations that address the enormous economic, environmental and energy challenges facing many large industries today,” said Wal van Lierop, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. “The solutions being developed by these 100 companies are a testament to the fact that cleantech is no longer for a select group of early adopters—it is quickly becoming part of the mainstream energy provision.”
"We are pleased to see so many start-ups in energy efficiency on this year's list,” stated Kevin Self, Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Johnson Controls. “There are great opportunities to make existing buildings more energy efficient and to promote energy saving technologies and products in new construction. It is encouraging to see innovative new companies capitalizing on this market opportunity."
Cleantech Group presented awards in nine categories at the Global Cleantech 100 Gala at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC on October 9. More than 30 of the companies on the Global Cleantech 100 list were in attendance at the Gala.
Company of the Year was awarded in each of three regions to the highest-ranked company from that region:
Awards were also given in three investor categories:
2013 Global Cleantech 100 Quick Facts:
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