CAESAREA, Israel, October 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Emefcy Limited, a global leader in Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) implementation for wastewater treatment, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2010 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group. The list is produced as part of the Global Cleantech 100 program, run in collaboration with the Guardian News.
Emefcy's MEGAWATTER(TM), a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) system, generates electricity or hydrogen by harnessing the energy inherent in the organic compounds in wastewater and uses it as fuel.
The Global Cleantech 100 is unique as it highlights the most promising private clean technology companies, those companies which are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years, in the eyes of the world's cleantech experts.
The answer is derived by the Cleantech Group, who draws on its own data and research, and combines it with the weighted qualitative judgments of both hundreds of cleantech industry insiders, and the viewpoints of a 60-strong, international expert panel.
"The second Global Cleantech 100 shines a spotlight on which companies and which technology areas the global innovation community is currently most excited about, from a commercial standpoint," said Richard Youngman, MD, Europe & VP, Global Research at Cleantech Group
Emefcy stands out as a promising startup company recognized by Global Water Intelligence as one of 10 technologies that will save the world. CNET acknowledged Emefcy as one of the 5 companies that will contribute to the reduction of the world dependence on fossil fuel. Sustainable World Capital described Emefcy as a Cleantech startup that one should keep its eyes on and Artemis -BlueTech Summit qualified Emefcy as a top 50 water technology company.
"We are honoured to be one of the Global Cleantech 100. The growing interest in Emefcy's breakthrough technology enhances our confidence in Emefcy's ability to revolutionize the energy economy of wastewater treatment by utilizing the organic contamination in wastewater as a new source of renewable energy," said Eytan Levy, CEO at Emefcy
Emefcy was founded in 2008 with a vision of fundamentally changing the economics of wastewater treatment. The systems developed by Emefcy produce electricity or hydrogen directly from the treatment of different types of wastewater. They also provide a unique treatment solution for heavily loaded organic wastewater with high salinity, which existing treatment technologies fail to treat efficiently.
The full list of Global Cleantech 100 firms is available online, on the websites of the Cleantech Group (http://cleantech.com/GlobalCleantech100.cfm) and the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/globalcleantech100).
Contact: Tamar Ashlagi-Amiri Marketing Communication Manager, Emefcy Ltd. Tel: +972-4-6277555 email@example.com http://www.emefcy.com
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