Companies in water industries among those recognized for potential in clean technology market
Cleantech Group today announced the private companies named to its 2011 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced in collaboration with U.K.-based Guardian News and Media. Among those named to the list were Puralytics, a developer of photochemical water purification products; HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., a company in smart water management; and FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Inc., a provider of packaged potable water and wastewater treatment systems to a variety of municipalities and communities.
“It is an honor to have Puralytics recognized as a Cleantech 100 company,” Puralytics CEO and founder Mark Owen said. “The global supply of fresh, drinkable and non-toxic water is rapidly depleting and is already presenting major human health challenges throughout the developing world.”
The Global Cleantech 100 program highlights private clean technology companies from around the world, focusing on those companies most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to ten years. This year, 4,247 companies were nominated from more than 45 countries, and an expert panel reviewed and selected 100 companies from 16 countries for recognition.
“The third Global Cleantech 100 [list] exemplifies the best in clean tech innovation across the world,” said Richard Youngman, managing director of Cleantech Group in Europe & Asia and founder of the Global Cleantech 100. “This list is based on the collective wisdom and experience of the world’s clean tech leaders, and this year it truly reflects not only the most interesting companies, but also the mainstreaming of this dynamic industry.”