Israeli Companies Shine in CleanTech Group’s “Global Cleantech 100” Report: Takadu Heads “Lust List”, Emefcy RecognizedBy: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
The Cleantech Group (together with the Guardian) has just published its prestigious yearly “Global Cleantech100” Report, listing the most promising companies in the Cleantech sphere, and Israeli companies put in a very impressive showing. The report highlights trailblazers in innovation, companies that, “according to the collective judgment of the world’s cleantech industry insiders, are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to ten years.”
Israeli Emefcy took center stage at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala held in Washington DC. The Company was named Early Stage Company of the Year and selected to the Global Cleantech 100 list for the second year in a row. Emefcy develops technologies that treat wastewater, designed to be economic and energy efficient. Its two leading products are the Electrogenic Bio- Reactor and the Spiral Aerobic Bio-Reactor (for more on Emefcy please see the previous post on the company). “There are many promising cleantech companies coming out of Israel, but Emefcy is a stand-out in the eyes of the international cleantech community,” said Richard Youngman, Managing Director Europe & VP, Global Research at the Cleantech Group. (“Environment and Climate in the Middle East”)
Israeli Takadu heads the Report’s “Lust List”, which is made up of companies who were most consistently admired by non-stakeholder peers. Takadu provides a web-based Water Infrastructure Monitoring platform that enables utilities to conserve, water, energy and infrastructure. The Company is ending this year with US$2 Million in revenues, an increase of 100% over last year. Richard Youngman calls Takadu, “emblematic of the state of global cleantech innovation today… Our global expert panel were strong in their praise, with admirers from Californiato China”. (Takadu press release). The Report concludes: “(Takadu’s) solution is addressing an immense need; if they execute well, there is huge potential for this type of capital-light model across the developed world.”
The Israeli cleantech industry overall received a major vote of confidence in the Report. Israelwas fourth in the number of companies on the 100 list (following the U.S., U.K. and Germany) and when the size of the population is taken into consideration, even more so Israel clearly emerges as a world leader in cleantech technology innovation.
The full Cleantech Group Report may be downloaded here.