Sunfire is Named in The 2015 Global Cleantech 100

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Sunfire, a developer of high-temperature fuel cells, electrolysers and a pioneer in the fields of Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Gas, today announced it was named in the prestigious http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2015-global-cleantech-100/, produced byhttp://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2015-global-cleantech-100/, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its http://www.i3connect.com/ and global events.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solvetomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact. 

“To be named in the Global Cleantech 100 means a lot to us. It shows that it really pays off to break new grounds. We are happy that our innovative technology appeals to both customers and investors. We are proud to contribute to the global energy transition,” said Carl Berninghausen, CEO of sunfire.

This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”

• The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 25th at Cleantech Forum San Francisco:  http://events.cleantech.com/cleantech-forum-sf/

• For complete information on sunfire’s leadership within the cleantech space, https://i3connect.com/ by visiting i3connect.com—Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for sunfire.

• The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2015 Global Cleantech 100—authored by Cleantech Group, powered by data from i3, and

sponsored by http://www.chubb.com/. Download the report at:

http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2015-global-cleantech-100/

• The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 expert panel members is available at http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/expert-panelists/

*About Cleantech Group*         

Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London.

For more information, visit; http://www.cleantech.com

*About sunfire*

Founded in 2010, sunfire GmbH is a pioneer in the fields of Power-to-Liquids, Power-to-Gas and Gas-to-Power. The Dresden-based cleantech firm develops new technologies for the efficient, closed-carbon-cycle energy supply of the future. sunfire focuses both on high-temperature electrolysis which enables the efficient conversion of regenerative electricity to liquid fuels or gas, and the further development of high-temperature fuel cells.

sunfire was founded by Carl Berninghausen, Christian von Olshausen and Nils Aldag. The firm is supported by business angels, Bilfinger Venture Capital, ERP Startfonds at KfW, Total Energy Ventures and Electranova Capital – a cleantech venture capital fund managed by Idinvest Partners and sponsored by EDF Group and Allianz.

For further information, please visit http://www.sunfire.de/enwww.sunfire.de/en