NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of independent insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced its selection of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.
This year’s winners (listed in full below) represent a broad range of sectors including bioenergy, energy efficiency, digital energy, solar and water. By rewarding game-changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the speed of change in the sectors it serves.
The awards program, now in its fourth year, selects ten New Energy Pioneers each year. This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from more than 200 candidates from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.
Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “Tough times make for good entrepreneurs, and this is definitely what we are seeing in this year’s New Energy Pioneers. Once again we need to thank the judges, who had to winnow down a strong field to just ten winners. We wish them all luck in the coming years.”
Gil Forer, Ernst & Young’s Global Cleantech leader, added “These entrepreneurs and companies represent the technology and business model innovation which will enable the transformation to a more resource efficient and low carbon economy. Congratulations to all of them.”
Previous New Energy Pioneers have made great strides in their respective sectors. The 2012 winner Clean Power Finance for example, just announced it received a third round of funding for $37 million. CEO Nat Kreamer said of winning last year's award: 'Bloomberg is a globally recognized brand, and the New Energy Pioneers program provides important recognition and validation of technologies and business models like ours that have the potential to dramatically alter the status quo of various industries and spur investment to a new level.'
The 2013 New Energy Pioneers are:
- Advantix Systemsprovides an innovative, energy efficient, air conditioning system that cools, dehumidifies and disinfects the air using 30-80% less energy than conventional alternatives.
- BuildingIQoptimizes energy use in commercial buildings through an advanced building energy management system, providing a significant improvement on current solutions in the market.
- d.light designmanufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products targeting the 1.3 billion people globally without access to reliable electricity.
- Draker’s hardware, software and services monitor PV systems, provide detailed information on energy production, allowing performance and maintenance optimization.
- EcoNationis the inventor of a smart daylight technology, which integrates with a building’s lighting system to produce measurable energy savings. Its financial model enables immediate savings to be made without up-front investment.
- Ecosphere Technologiesprovides an ozone-based, non-chemical water treatment and recycling technology for oil & gas companies conducting hydraulic fracturing operations around the world.
- Harvest Powerdesigns, builds, owns and operates management systems and technologies that produce renewable energy and high value organic compost-based soils and fertilizers.
- Joulehaspioneered a ’helioculture platform’ that directly and continuously converts sunlight and waste CO2 into renewable, drop-in fuels (ethanol and diesel), as well as chemicals.
- Opower’s consumer interaction platform connects home energy users with utilities, thermostats and appliances, as well as national retailers and other energy users, giving them control over their energy use, and highlighting cost-saving opportunities.
- Whitewater Technologiesprovides network management and water quality monitoring solutions to utilities, industrial companies, and engineering consulting firms.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Pioneers program is supported and partnered by Ernst & Young. For more information on Ernst & Young, visit: http://www.ey.com/cleantech.
For more information on the New Energy Pioneers, visit: http://about.bnef.com/events-awards/new-energy-pioneers/.
For more information on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, visit: http://about.bnef.com/summit/.
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