CAESAREA, Israel, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
CellEra, a leading developer of cost-effective Platinum Free Fuel Cell technology, was named for the 2nd time in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.
The Global Cleantech 100 list 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.
"We are honoured to be named a Global Cleantech 100 company for the 2nd time" said Ziv Gottesfeld, CellEra's CEO. "Over 8,000 companies were nominated this year from 85 countries. Being named once again a Global Cleantech 100 company reaffirms the industry's recognition of our company's innovative technology, its commercial potential, and our strong progress towards commercialization.
"The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 is markedly different in its composition to that of 2009, our first edition," said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group Managing Director. "As such, it is a strong statement of how the collective market opinion has shifted as to what type of companies are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe."
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed today at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/.
CellEra's goal is to deliver a clean, efficient, and highly-affordable energy storage & conversion technology. The company's disruptive technology is Platinum-Free Membrane Fuel Cell (PFM-FC) for which CellEra is a first commercial mover. PFM-FC alleviates the major cost components of today's fuel cells, including the use of platinum. The company's shareholders include Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Vodafone group, as well as leading venture capital firms Israel Cleantech and Carmel Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.cellera-inc.com.