CO2-reducing cement and concrete technology is recognized as among the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology.
Solidia Technologies®, a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent in cement and concrete and offers a profitable pathway to sustainability, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100 hosted by the Cleantech Group.
Representing 17 countries this year, 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.
“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," commented Thomas Schuler, CEO of Solidia Technologies.
Speaking at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C., Schuler added, "We look forward to commercializing 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."
The 2014 Global Cleantech 100 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.
“The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across the cleantech space that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO. “It is a true honor to gather with the global cleantech community every year to recognize 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.”
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 5,995 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 finalized 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 composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. 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 program. “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.”
About Solidia Technologies®
Solidia Technologies® makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building materials. Their patented technologies start with sustainable Solidia Cement™ and cure concrete with CO2, reducing carbon emissions up to 70% and recycling 60-100% of the water used in production. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, Solidia Concrete™ products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours. Honors include the Cleantech 100, the R&D Top 100, the CCEMC Grand Challenge, the Katerva Award, and MIT’s Climate CoLab, and a 2014 Best Place to Work in NJ. Based in Piscataway, NJ, Solidia’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, BASF, and BP.
About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. In conjunction with i3, we offer premium Advisory Services for corporates in need of expertise designing and executing strategies for sustainable innovation, and managing the pipeline created in i3. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London and New York. For more information, visit www.cleantech.com.