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Solidia Technologies named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100

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Solidia Technologies® has been named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, hosted by the Cleantech Group. The company was recognised for its innovative technology that reduces carbon emissions by up to 70% in cement and concrete and offers a profitable pathway to sustainability.

The Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. These companies have the highest potential to make the most significant market impact and represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. The 2014 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 84-person expert panel. To qualify, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

“We are very grateful for this recognition and to be among an esteemed cohort of disruptive innovators who are helping make sustainable solutions work for industry," said Thomas Schuler, CEO of Solidia Technologies, speaking at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. "We look forward to commercialising our technology and delivering significant CO2 reductions to the building materials industry in a way that is profitable and sustainable. This international recognition will help us to achieve our goal."

Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO, commented: “The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across the cleantech space that are at the forefront of innovation. It is a true honour to gather with the global cleantech community every year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of each of the top 100 companies as they continue to solve tomorrow’s energy and resource challenges and redefine sustainable innovation.”

In 2014, a record number of nominations were received: 5995 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalised list of 100 companies.

The 84-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe and North America. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“The Global Cleantech 100 each year provides us with invaluable insight into which companies key market players think are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5 – 10 years,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and creator of the programme. “How the composition of the Global Cleantech 100 list changes over time is revealing of key megatrends and hot sub-sectors, and helps us all get a view on the future.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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