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8 Innovators Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Great innovations occur when technologies exceed expectations. These companies were distinct in many ways in the name of sustainable innovation over the past year and deserve this special recognition.”

— Richard Youngman, CEO of Cleantech Group

PALM SPRINGS, CA, US, January 24, 2023 / — Cleantech Group announced this year’s exceptional companies who have made significant progress in championing sustainable innovation. These celebrated winners were recognized at an Awards Banquet at the Cleantech Forum North America today.

Each of these companies were part of the Global Cleantech 100, an annual list of the most innovative and promising companies that will take us from commitments to actions in our efforts to reach net-zero.

“Great innovations occur when technologies exceed expectations,” said Richard Youngman, CEO of Cleantech Group. “While there were many more notable companies doing great things in the name of sustainable innovation over the past year, these companies were distinct in many ways and deserve this special recognition.”

Outstanding Achievements

• Early-Stage Company of the Year, awarded to the highest-ranked product development/pre- or early-revenue company on the list:

Moment Energy is a repurposer of retired electric vehicle batteries into clean, affordable energy storage.

• Rising Star Company of the Year, awarded to the highest-ranked new entrant on the list, appearing on the Global Cleantech 100 for the first time.

There were two Rising Stars in the past year:

Energy, Power & Mobility: Aeroseal is a developer of a process that seals the central heating/cooling and ventilation ductwork within residential homes and commercial buildings.

Resources & Environment: Mori is a biotechnology company focused on agricultural applications that produce an edible, silk-derived biomaterial coating that extends shelf life of perishable foods by up to 50%.

• Company of the Year honors companies with the highest ranking in each of three regions:

North America: Boston Metal commercializes molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) technology for steel making. MOE provides the metals industry with a more efficient, lower cost, and greener solution for the production of a wide variety of metals and alloys from a wide variety of feedstocks.

Europe & Israel: Deepki provides software for buildings using statistics and computer science to turn existing customer data into energy efficiency action plans.

Asia-Pacific: DST is a new energy vehicle rental service platform targeting the transportation and logistics industry.

• Graduate of the Year is given to the most impressive exit of a Global Cleantech 100 alumnus company as rated by the financial investors on the 81-member Cleantech Group Expert Panel. The exit must have happened in the 12 months prior to the cut-off date.

Graduate of the Year via M&A: AMPLY Power (now bp pulse) is a provider of a charging-as-a-service solution and charge management software for electric vehicles. AMPLY Power was acquired by bp in December 2021. This acquisition accelerates bp’s fleet electrification activities, as AMPLY Power’s fleet charging and energy management services are now offered to bp’s global customers.

Graduate of the Year via IPO: Planet Labs is an operator of a network of observation satellites to provide open-source information on Earth’s changing climate. In December 2021, Planet Labs went public via a merger with dMY Technology Group, in a deal that values the business at $2.8B.

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