Bloomberg New Energy Finance Selects 2013 New Energy Pioneers

Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Transformation of the Energy Sector

NEW YORK--()--Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of independent insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced its selection of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.

This year’s winners (listed in full below) represent a broad range of sectors including bioenergy, energy efficiency, digital energy, solar and water. By rewarding game-changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the speed of change in the sectors it serves.

The awards program, now in its fourth year, selects ten New Energy Pioneers each year. This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from more than 200 candidates from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.

Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “Tough times make for good entrepreneurs, and this is definitely what we are seeing in this year’s New Energy Pioneers. Once again we need to thank the judges, who had to winnow down a strong field to just ten winners. We wish them all luck in the coming years.”

Gil Forer, Ernst & Young’s Global Cleantech leader, added “These entrepreneurs and companies represent the technology and business model innovation which will enable the transformation to a more resource efficient and low carbon economy. Congratulations to all of them.”

Previous New Energy Pioneers have made great strides in their respective sectors. The 2012 winner Clean Power Finance for example, just announced it received a third round of funding for $37 million. CEO Nat Kreamer said of winning last year's award: "Bloomberg is a globally recognized brand, and the New Energy Pioneers program provides important recognition and validation of technologies and business models like ours that have the potential to dramatically alter the status quo of various industries and spur investment to a new level."

The 2013 New Energy Pioneers are:

  • Advantix Systems provides an innovative, energy efficient, air conditioning system that cools, dehumidifies and disinfects the air using 30-80% less energy than conventional alternatives.
  • BuildingIQ optimizes energy use in commercial buildings through an advanced building energy management system, providing a significant improvement on current solutions in the market.
  • d.light design manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products targeting the 1.3 billion people globally without access to reliable electricity.
  • Draker’s hardware, software and services monitor PV systems, provide detailed information on energy production, allowing performance and maintenance optimization.
  • EcoNation is the inventor of a smart daylight technology, which integrates with a building’s lighting system to produce measurable energy savings. Its financial model enables immediate savings to be made without up-front investment.
  • Ecosphere Technologies provides an ozone-based, non-chemical water treatment and recycling technology for oil & gas companies conducting hydraulic fracturing operations around the world.
  • Harvest Power designs, builds, owns and operates management systems and technologies that produce renewable energy and high value organic compost-based soils and fertilizers.
  • Joule has pioneered a ’helioculture platform’ that directly and continuously converts sunlight and waste CO2 into renewable, drop-in fuels (ethanol and diesel), as well as chemicals.
  • Opower’s consumer interaction platform connects home energy users with utilities, thermostats and appliances, as well as national retailers and other energy users, giving them control over their energy use, and highlighting cost-saving opportunities.
  • Whitewater Technologies provides network management and water quality monitoring solutions to utilities, industrial companies, and engineering consulting firms.

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About Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has staff of more than 200, based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich.

BNEF Insight Services provide financial, economic and policy analysis in the following industries and markets: wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, hydro & marine, gas, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, digital energy, energy storage, advanced transportation, carbon markets, REC markets, power markets and water. BNEF’s Industry Intelligence Service provides access to the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the same sectors. The BNEF News Service is the leading global news service focusing on finance, policy and economics for the same sectors. The group also undertakes custom research on behalf of clients and runs senior-level networking events, including the annual BNEF Summit, the premier event on the future of the energy industry.

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