Israeli Startup MercuRemoval Wins 1st Place In LA Cleantech Open Awards

By NoCamels Team February 12, 2018 Comments

cleantechFebruary 12, 2018 | Israeli cleantech startup MercuRemoval won first place in the seed track of the 2017 Global Ideas competition at the Cleantech Open awards, held in Los Angeles last week, the company announced in a statement. The environmental firm has developed a unique technology, under the exclusive license of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for the removal of mercury emitted by gasses of various industrial processes. The Cleantech Open Global Ideas program is a global search for the most promising clean-technology ideas and is held annually in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW.) The runner-up in this competition was Matteco, a German startup manufacturing high-quality rubber products from recycled scrap tires. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean technology companies and since 2005, has trained and supported 1,2000 early-stage cleantech startup ventures. In 2017, the accelerator became a program of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI.)

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