The Global Cleantech 100 is the first ever list highlighting the most promising private clean technology companies around the world. Supported by the Carbon Trust, the Global Cleantech 100 recognizes companies at the forefront of cleantech innovation offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Approximately 3,500 companies were nominated/considered.
The final list represents the collective opinion of hundreds of leading experts from cleantech innovation and venture capital companies in EMEA, North America, India and China, combined with the specific input of an expert panel of 35, drawn from well-respected organizations such as Altira Group, Crossover Advisors, Deloitte, Emerald Technology Ventures, Google, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, New York Stock Exchange, NGEN Partners, Nth Power, New Enterprise Associates, Sterling Communications, Tsing Capital and Vantage Point Venture Partners.
“The first ever Global Cleantech 100 shines a spotlight on which companies and which technology areas the global innovation community is most excited about from a commercial standpoint,” said Richard Youngman, managing partner at Cleantech Group.
“We are excited to be named a Global Cleantech 100 company”, said MIOX president and CEO Carlos Perea. “All of us at MIOX are extremely proud that our products eliminate the need to store and transport hazardous chemicals and increase access to safe, clean water to people around the globe. We are committed to providing solutions that are both affordable and environmentally responsible. It is an honor to be recognized by such a leading panel of experts in the clean technology community.”
MIOX and other winners were honored at Cleantech Forum XXIII in Boston, 8-10 September 2009 (http://www.cleantech.com/bostonforum) and will be celebrated at Cleantech Forum XXIV in Delhi, 15-16 October 2009 (http://www.cleantech.com/delhiforum) and at the Guardian’s UK Cleantech Summit in London on 23 November 2009 (guardian.co.uk/cleantechsummit).
MIOX received the award on the basis of its innovative on-site water disinfection technology that uses salt, water and power to provide safe, healthy affordable water without the use of hazardous chemicals. Generating the safe disinfectant on site reduces carbon emissions from transportation and eliminates the cleaning and disposal of empty chemical containers.
More than half (56) of the companies listed on the Global Cleantech 100 are headquartered in North America, while European firms make up 36 percent. Five firms are based in Israel and three in India.