NEDERWEERT, NETHERLANDS, January 29th, 2019. Black Bear, the Dutch tire-to-Carbon Black upcycling company, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100. The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solvetomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.
“Being the only Dutch-based cleantech company on the list fills us with pride. It spurs us on to prove to the world that we can tackle the global waste tire problem and, together with the industry, solve it. As the recent Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy stated, we are still only 9% circular and the trend is not improving. Initiatives like these are very rewarding for companies like Black Bear and they are a necessary stimulation for achieving our wishes of a climate-neutral economy by 2050,” said Martijn Lopes Cardozo, CEO of Black Bear.
The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.
“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralizedand digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuelsin the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.
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