Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem Inc. has been named a 2012 Global Cleantech 100 company by the Cleantech Group, a global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.
The Global Cleantech 100 list highlights international private clean technology companies most likely to impact the market over the next five to 10 years.
“It’s an honour to be part of this select group of innovators”, said Enerkem President and CEO Vincent Chornet. “Enerkem was founded on the belief that people can live sustainable lives through energy innovation. We are thrilled to be recognized for this and our work in making waste into transportation fuels and renewable chemicals a reality.”
The Top 100 are derived from Cleantech Group’s data and research combined with the nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 75 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our companywide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation”, said Cleantech Group CEO Sheeraz Haji. “This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next.”
The 8,285 companies were nominated in 2012 from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries.
The 75-member expert panel is drawn principally from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America, and from representatives of multinational corporations. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech resulting in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem, not just insiders.
The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members isavailable online. The full report by Cleantech Group is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/global-cleantech-100/.