2022 Global Cleantech 100 Awards Recognize Excellence in Innovation at Cleantech Forum San Francisco in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA. – 25 January, 2022 (11:00 a.m. PST)

At the 2022 Cleantech Forum San Francisco in Palm Springs, Cleantech Group announced this year’s Global Cleantech 100 Awards for companies outstanding in their fields.

Out of thousands of innovators from across the globe, the Global Cleantech 100 is a list of the most innovative and promising companies that will take us from commitments to actions in our efforts to reach net zero. The annual list contains the private, independent and for-profit companies best positioned to drive the change.

This is the 13th edition of the of the widely respected list and this year’s cohort includes innovators from 20 countries. The sectors covered are: Agriculture & Food, Enabling Technologies, Energy & Power, Materials & Chemicals, Transportation & Logistics and Resources & Environment.

The Selection Process

The Global Cleantech 100 combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from a 91-member Expert Panel composed of leading investors and executives active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the Expert Panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem.

The Global Cleantech 100 program continues to be sponsored by Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.

Download the full report here.

Special Awards
  • Company of the Year was awarded to companies with the highest ranking in each of three regions.

North America: AMP Robotics, developer of waste sorting AI-guided robotics, computer vision, and deep learning to transform the economics of recycling.

Europe & Israel: Tibber, seller of smart home devices renewable energy through a digital management platform.

Asia Pacific: Relectrify, developer of a cell-level battery management system.

Other categories:
  • Rising Star of the Year is given to the highest-ranked new entrant(s) on this year’s list:

Energy, Power & Mobility, Zero Avia, developer of a hydrogen-based powertrain to enable zero-emission aviation.

Resources & Environment, Persefoni, developer of carbon footprint management and reporting platform for businesses

  • Early Stage Company of the Year, given to the highest-ranked early stage company:E

C-Zero, Developer of a decarbonization technology to break down methane into hydrogen and solid carbon

  • Graduate of the Year is awarded to the most impressive exit according to the financial investors in the expert panel) of a of Global Cleantech 100 alumnus.  The exit must have happened in the 12 months prior to the cut-off date:

Graduate of the Year via M&A, Next Kraftwerke, Operator of virtual power plants connecting decentralized renewable energy producers and large-scale power consumers.

Graduate of the Year via IPO for Energy, Power and Mobility, ChargePoint, provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.

Graduate of the Year via IPO for Resources & Environment, Li-Cycle provider of lithium resource recovery services and supplier of lithium-ion battery materials.

About Cleantech Group

At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage in external innovation.

Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource efficient industrial future. |At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the support they need to thrive in this fast arriving and uncertain future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in London, Paris and Boston.

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