MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, announced it has been named a Global Cleantech 100 company by Guardian News and Media and Cleantech Group™, LLC, providers of leading research events and advisory services for the cleantech ecosystem.
The Global Cleantech 100 is the first ever list highlighting the most promising private clean technology companies around the world. Supported by the Carbon Trust, the Global Cleantech 100 recognizes companies at the forefront of cleantech innovation offering solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Approximately 3,500 companies were nominated/considered.
The final list represents the collective opinion of hundreds of leading experts from cleantech innovation and venture capital companies in EMEA, North America, India and China, combined with the specific input of an expert panel of 35, drawn from well-respected organizations such as Altira Group, Crossover Advisors, Deloitte, Emerald Technology Ventures, Google, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, New York Stock Exchange, NGEN Partners, Nth Power, New Enterprise Associates, Sterling Communications, Tsing Capital and Vantage Point Venture Partners.
"The first ever Global Cleantech 100 shines a spotlight on which companies and which technology areas the global innovation community is most excited about from a commercial standpoint," said Richard Youngman, managing partner at Cleantech Group.
"We are excited to be named a Global Cleantech 100 company", said MIOX president and CEO Carlos Perea. "All of us at MIOX are extremely proud that our products eliminate the need to store and transport hazardous chemicals and increase access to safe, clean water to people around the globe. We are committed to providing solutions that are both affordable and environmentally responsible. It is an honor to be recognized by such a leading panel of experts in the clean technology community."
MIOX and other winners were honored at Cleantech Forum XXIII in Boston, 8-10 September 2009 (www.cleantech.com/bostonforum) and will be celebrated at Cleantech Forum XXIV in Delhi, 15-16 October 2009 (www.cleantech.com/delhiforum) and at the Guardian's UK Cleantech Summit in London on 23 November 2009 (guardian.co.uk/cleantechsummit).
MIOX received the award on the basis of its innovative on-site water disinfection technology that uses salt, water and power to provide safe, healthy affordable water without the use of hazardous chemicals. Generating the safe disinfectant on site reduces carbon emissions from transportation and eliminates the cleaning and disposal of empty chemical containers.
More than half (56) of the companies listed on the Global Cleantech 100 are headquartered in North America, while European firms make up 36 percent. Five firms are based in Israel and three in India.
About the Cleantech Group, LLC
The Cleantech Group pioneered the clean technology investment category in 2002. Today, it accelerates the development and market adoption of clean technologies globally. The company's worldwide network of investors, entrepreneurs, enterprises, service providers and others—representing trillions of dollars in assets—receives access to capital, investment deal flow, networking, market leading research and data, sales leads and promotional opportunities. The Cleantech Group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments, publishes leading cleantech sector industry news coverage and produces the premier Cleantech Forum® events worldwide. For more informaion visit http://www.cleantech.com.
About the Guardian
The Guardian is a unique voice with an international reach delivering progressive journalism to a global audience. The Guardian's vision is to be the leader on sustainability within the media industry and to be environmentally regenerative in their activities. Through their editorial coverage and business activities, they demonstrate to readers, staff, advertisers, suppliers and their communities that GNM (Guardian News and Media) is committed to enhancing society's ability to build a sustainable future.
About MIOX Corporation
MIOX Corporation is focused on solving one of the world's most pressing issues: the need for affordable, safe, and healthy water. MIOX's patented on-site water disinfection technology safely and economically generates either hypochlorite or advanced mixed oxidant using just salt, water and power, replacing the need to purchase, transport and store dangerous chemicals. MIOX is safely used in over 30 countries for public drinking water systems, water reuse projects, and non-municipal applications including the food and beverage, power, and aquatics and leisure industries.
SOURCE: MIOX Corporation