Caesarea-based wastewater treatment company Emefcy was named Early Stage Company of the Year and selected to the Global Cleantech 100 list for the second year in a row at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala held in Washington, DC, on Monday and Tuesday, the company announced at the conference’s conclusion.
The summit and list, produced by the San Francisco-based Cleantech Group and the United Kingdom’s Guardian News and Media, narrowed down an original list of 4,274 nominees from more than 45 countries to 100 firms from 16 nations, an Emefcy statement explained.
Founded in 2008, Emefcy develops different technologies that treat wastewater, with the goal of being as economically efficient and energy-efficient as possible, the company said. Two of its major technologies, the Electrogenic Bio- Reactor and the Spiral Aerobic Bio-Reactor, allow the wastewater treatment mechanism to simultaneously generate renewable energy that can be funneled into national grids.
“Being given the Early Stage Company of the Year Award is a vote of confidence in Emefcy’s vision of changing the economics of wastewater treatment,” said its co-founder and CEO, Eytan Levy, in the statement.
“We are also excited by the recognition Emefcy has gained among corporate community and regulators to be named as one of the Global Cleantech 100.”
Among the internationally prominent environmental and energy officials, innovators and businesspeople to address the event was US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, according to the Cleantech Group.
“There are many promising cleantech companies coming out of Israel, but Emefcy is a stand-out in the eyes of the international cleantech community,” Richard Youngman, Cleantech’s managing director for Europe and Asia, said in a statement. “To achieve the rating it did within the Global Cleantech 100, and the positive praise from both investment and industry players within our expert panel, as a pre-revenue company, was impressive. [It is a] worthy winner of the Early Stage Company of the Year award.”