The Top Innovators of Cleantech

smarter thinking this way1 The Top Innovators of Cleantech

Do you track cleantech companies and innovative technologies in the space?

Here are some companies that top the list according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Lux Research. Some have been around awhile and others are ramping up.

New Energy Finance Pioneers – all have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction and momentum, and the potential for global scale. Here are some of them you may not have heard of:

Clean Power Finance runs an online marketplace that allows investors and lenders to participate in residential solar system financing, and also has proprietary solar siting and design software.

Emefcy‘s electrogenic bio-reactor technology changes the economics of wastewater treatment by generating instead of consuming energy. It uses electrogenic bacteria to produce electricity directly from wastewater at the same time as treating it.

Lanzatech‘s proprietary microbe technology converts waste gases to fuels and chemicals from any source of carbon monoxide.

Va-Q-Tec makes vacuum-based insulation materials for a wide range of industrial and consumer applications, potentially providing 10 times better insulation than conventional materials.

Other pioneers are Ecotality (Nasdaq:ECTY), Maxwell Technologies (Nasdaq: MXWL), Silver Spring Networks, Smarter Grid Solutions, Tendril Networks and Xtreme Power.

Lux Research:

Zyvex Technologies one of the few developers to successfully commercialize structural nanocomposites for advanced materials.

Clearford Industries has a low-maintenance, easy-to-install distributed wastewater treatment system that’s vetted in the developed world and is poised for a successful transition to developing world markets.

Cbrite‘s novel metal oxide semiconductor materials could liberate flat-panel displays from dependence on silicon and open new frontiers in cost and flexibility.

Original Article on SustainableBusiness.com