Prestigious List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology Industry
Oregon, Portland — October 18, 2011: Agilyx, an alternative energy company that uses patented, proven and commercially viable technology to convert difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into synthetic crude oil, announced today it was chosen as one of the companies in the 2011 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading research firm focused on global cleantech innovation.
The Global Cleantech 100 program is produced in collaboration with the UK’s Guardian News and Media. The 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.
“We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious list in our industry. As cleantech gains more prominence in the mainstream markets, our goal is for solutions such as ours to be adopted as mainstream solutions within communities worldwide,” said Chris Ulum, CEO of Agilyx.
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 panel of 70 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
4,274 companies were nominated this year from more than 45 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 213 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 16 countries.
The 70-strong expert panel is drawn from well-respected organisations in cleantech innovation from around the world, including leading investors in global cleantech and from a wide variety of corporations across many different industries.
“The third Global Cleantech 100 exemplifies the best in cleantech innovation across the world,” said Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group and the founder of the Global Cleantech 100. “This list is based on the collective wisdom and experience of the world’s cleantech leaders and this year it truly reflects not only the most interesting companies, but also the mainstreaming of this dynamic industry.”
About Agilyx Corporation
Agilyx is an alternative energy company that converts difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into crude oil through a patented system that is scalable, versatile and environmentally beneficial. Applying proprietary technology, Agilyx reduces plastic waste normally destined for landfills, produces refinery-ready crude oil, and creates local green jobs with its small-scale, distributed waste management and energy production approach. The Company’s affordable, modular systems are deployed with industrial and municipal waste plastic generators and aggregators looking to reduce carbon impact, stimulate higher and better use of resources and create a new revenue stream — all while meeting challenging environmental standards and extracting the often-unused and untapped energy contained within waste plastic. For more information, please visit http://www.agilyx.com.
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group’s research, events and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. We help business leaders make strategic decisions involving cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive, vetted, up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide. Details are available at http://www.cleantech.com
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About the Guardian
The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading daily titles, and the Guardian.co.uk website delivers its liberal journalism to a global audience. The Guardian’s vision is to be the leader on sustainability within the media industry. Through its editorial coverage and business activities, the Guardian demonstrates to its readers, staff, advertisers, suppliers and its communities that Guardian News & Media is committed to enhancing society’s ability to build a sustainable future.