NanoH2O Named in the 2012 Global Cleantech 100

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoH2O, Inc., manufacturer of the most efficient and cost effective reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, today announced it has been named to the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 for the fourth year in a row. The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 is produced by the Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.

The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies that are most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years. This year, 8,285 companies were nominated from more than 85 countries.

"We are honored to once again join other noteworthy innovators in the Global Cleantech 100," said Jeff Green, CEO of NanoH2O, Inc. "Our selection for the fourth year in a row is a testament to the commercial success of our nanocomposite membrane technology in lowering the cost of desalination, as well as the growth of NanoH2O as a leader in the desalination and water treatment industries."

"The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our companywide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation," said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. "This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next."

The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online at

About NanoH2O, Inc.

NanoH2O, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets reverse osmosis (RO) mem­branes that change the fundamental economics of desalination. Based on breakthrough nanostructured materials and industry-proven polymer technology, NanoH2O's thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) QuantumFlux membranes dramatically improve desalination energy efficiency and productivity. QuantumFlux seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes deliver the highest flux and the highest salt rejection of any SWRO membrane on the market. QuantumFlux membranes are available in standard 8-inch (20 cm) diameter elements that fit easily into new and existing desalination plants, purifying water from a broad range of sources with improved productivity and water quality. NanoH2O is the 2011 Aquatech Innovation Award Winner in the Water Supply category. QuantumFlux membranes are Standard 61 Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for the production of drinking water. For more information, visit

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