AZUSA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Contour Energy Systems, an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, today announced that it has been named by Grow-California to the California 2011 Clean Tech Innovation "Top 40." Grow-California LLC, is an organization dedicated to fostering jobs and wealth creation in California by connecting entrepreneurs, growth companies and market leaders with capital, talent and customers.
Founded in 2007 out of the collaboration of Caltech and CNRS, the French National Center of Scientific Research, Contour Energy Systems is a next-generation battery company reshaping the portable power industry. The company is pioneering breakthrough advancements in new fluorine-based battery chemistries, nano-materials science and advanced manufacturing processes.
"We are pleased to have been recognized by a selection committee comprised of clean tech industry experts, banks, venture capital firms, and academia," said Contour Energy Systems CEO Joe Fisher. "We are honored to be distinguished because of our focus on innovation and important contributions to California's economic growth, and very proud of the company's significant advancements."
Grow-California will host the Clean Tech Innovation "Top 40" event Nov. 2-3 at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, Calif., and each of the 40 companies has an opportunity to receive one of 15 "Game Changer of the Year Awards" to be presented in the form of official State of California Resolutions.
About Contour Energy Systems
Contour Energy Systems is an innovative portable power company commercializing customizable battery technologies for a wide range of cross-industry applications. Contour's next-generation battery systems are designed to deliver unprecedented improvements in energy and power density, and are capable of performing in extreme operating conditions at significantly improved costs. Founded through the collaboration of Caltech and CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research, the company combines expertise in nano-materials science, patented Fluorine-based battery chemistries and manufacturing processes to significantly advance the state of portable power. Headquartered in Azusa, CA, Contour Energy is managed by a world-class team of battery industry leaders from Caltech, Energizer, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Sanyo and Valence Technologies. The company is privately held.
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