2012 Winners

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The Global Cleantech Cluster Association is pleased to announce its winners for the 2012 Later Stage Award. They were judged by 28 cleantech venture capitalists, investors and serial entrepreneurs who collectively manage $3.5 billion in clean technology investment, lead by Head Judge Dr. Peter Adriaens. In each category, these companies are making both broad strides in their global industries as well as working closely with their regional cleantech clusters to build sustainable green economies and jobs.

The GCCA Later Stage Award Top 10 winners were selected from an original pool of 4500 eligible companies represented by the GCCA’s 47 member clusters. Each cluster conducted internal evaluations to nominate up to 10 companies in the 10 categories. In total, these member clusters nominated 200 companies for the 2012 Later Stage Award. That number was later narrowed to the Global Top 30 semi-finalists and the Top 10 winners.

The Global Top 10 Later Stage Award Winners – 2012

Best in BioEnergy
Ecotech QuebecBiothermica develops, finances, builds and operates carbon and energy infrastructure projects based on the destruction and utilization of landfill gas and coal mine methane. The company owns a 25 MW landfill gas power plant located on the city of Montreal’s landfill, in Canada, and also developed the first coal mine ventilation air methane destruction project at an active mine in the U.S. (Alabama).

Best in Energy Storage
swisscleantechLeclanché specializes in the production of tailor-made energy storage solutions and is one of Europe’s leading lithium-ion cell producers and solution providers for renewable energy storage systems.

Best in Lighting/Energy Efficiency
The Green WayCylon is an international leader in the development of smart building energy solutions.  The Cylon Energy Solution combines Cylon’s 27 year heritage and knowledge in building controls and automation, and expertise in cloud based real time energy management tools to deliver real control and real savings to an expanding global client base.

Best in Smart Grid/ Sustainable IT
GreenWave Reality
Copenhagen Cleantech ClusterGreenWave Reality is a global innovator in the Smart Home Services market which includes Energy Management, Connected Lighting, and Home Monitoring services.

Best in Solar Energy
Cleantech Alliance Mid-AtlanticGeostellar brings distributed solar generation closer to grid parity and opens new markets across the United States. Through its proprietary predictive algorithms, the company offers access to the knowledge and guidance required for residential and commercial property owners to make smarter energy decisions and benefit from reduced electricity costs.

Best in Tidal Hydro
Washington Clean Technology AllianceA producer of hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from moving water in canals and water treatments facilities, Hydrovolts economically generates reliable, local clean power in millions of locations around the world.

Best in Transportation
Eniram Ltd
Finnish Cleantech ClusterEniram delivers marine energy management technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Created by experienced seafarers and technologists, Eniram’s solutions range from single onboard applications to comprehensive fleet analysis. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, the company has subsidiaries in the UK, US and Singapore.

Best in Waste Management
CleanTECH San DiegoFlexEnergy is a technology company that designs and manufactures innovative systems capable of producing continuous energy with near-zero emissions from a broad range of fuel sources, including otherwise unusable low quality gas.

Best in Water Treatment
Flanders Cleantech AssociationWaterleau provides turn-key solutions bases on proprietary technology for the treatment of water, air, waste and for new energy recovery applications. It has built more than 1000 sustainable solutions for municipalities and industries in 80 countries around the world.

Best in Wind Energy
The Switch
Finnish Cleantech ClusterThe Switch is a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications. The Switch has now has delivered more than 6,500 MW of renewable power-generating components to China, Korea, Europe and the US.


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