-- List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology
TEMPE, Arizona, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SDCmaterials, Inc., the global leader in development of advanced high performance catalyst materials, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100.
SDCmaterials has made dramatic advancements in automotive catalytic powder fabrication and integration techniques that are enabling step function improvemen ts in the performance efficiencies of the underlying precious metals that are key to emissions control.
"We are very pleased to have been selected by industry experts as one of the Top 100 Cleantech companies based on a recognition of our breakthrough innovation and products which will transform the automotive catalyst industry," said SDCmaterials CEO Maximilian Biberger.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.
"The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our vision to help corporations and investors connect with innovation around the world," said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group. "This list celebrates inspiring entrepreneurs, and serves as the industry standard on gauging where innovation is headed across key sectors."
The list is derived from Cleantech Group's own data and research, combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and the viewpoints of a global 90-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
5,864 companies were nominated this year from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300 companies. Vital information on these short-listed companies—including key data from Cleantech Group's i3 platform—was presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries.
The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online www.cleantech.com/global100/2013-panelists/
About SDCmaterials, Inc.
SDCmaterials develops and commercializes high value advanced catalyst products based on their novel materials fabrication and integration platform. The company was founded in 2004 with its headquarters and R&D center in Tempe, Arizona, USA and production facilities in Schwarzheide, Germany.
Maximilian Biberger, CEO
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The company's i3 platform allows subscribers to discover companies and explore cleantech trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The company's advisory services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at www.cleantech.com
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