US Still Holds Edge in Environmental Technologies: Dominates Water Innovation Awards

The US still holds an edge in environmental technologies – 31 of the top 50 companies in innovative water management are in the US. 

The Artemis Top 50 list includes companies that distinguish themselves through innovative technologies in sustainable water management.    

They are helping to manage water infrastructure, recover valuable resources from waste, and preserve ecosystems. They work in fields such as energy-efficient wastewater treatment, smart grid water management, biosolids conversion to energy, pollutant biodegradation, and reverse osmosis desalination.

Eligible companies must have completed product development and have annual revenues under $25 million.

"The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry’s benchmark for recognizing innovation, identifying entrepreneurs that are applying technology to meet the world’s water challenges," says Laura Shenkar, principal at The Artemis Project. "Water tech is becoming an engine for economic development and job growth. With these awards, we strive to identify the companies offering the most promising technologies coming onto the market."

The Artemis Project Top 50 by the numbers

Companies by industry application

infrastructure solutions: 18
water and wastewater treatment: 23
wastewater recovery solutions: 9

Companies by geography:

USA: 31
Canada: 7, of which Ontario has 4
Israel: 7
One each in Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands

Other data points related to the 50 companies:

focused on solutions related to the oil and gas industry: 16
focused on solutions related to integrated onsite water treatment: 18
with over $5 million in revenue: 17
backed by venture funding: 30

The Artemis Project Top 50

1.  212 Resources
2.  ABS Materials, Inc.
3.  AbTech Industries
4.  Altela, Inc.
5.  American Micro Detection Systems, Inc.
6.  APG-Neuros, Inc.
7.  APTwater
8.  Aqua-Pure Ventures
9.  Aquaporin A/S
10.  Aquarius Technologies Inc.
11.  Aqwise
12.  BioPetroClean
13.  BlackGold Biofuels
14.  CheckLight
15.  Clearwater Systems Corporation
16.  Derceto Inc
17.  Desalitech
18.  Drake Water Technologies, Inc.
19.  Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
20.  Emefcy
21.  ENBALA Power Networks Ltd.
22.  Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc.
23.  Epuramat S.A.
24.  Evandtec Inc.
25.  eWater Innovation
26.  Falcon Waterfree Technologies
27.  Hadronex, Inc.
28.  HaloSource
29.  Hydration Technology Innovations
30.  HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
31.  Hydrovolts Inc
32.  M2 Renewables, Inc.
33.  Marrone Bio Innovations
34.  MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc.
35.  Microvi Biotech Inc.
36.  MIOX Corporation
37.  NanoH2O, Inc.
38.  NovaThermal Energy
39.  OndaVia, Inc.
40.  Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
41.  PAX Water Technologies, Inc.
42.  Puralytics
43.  Purifics ES Inc.
44.  SCFI Group Limited
45.  SolarBee, Inc
46.  TaKaDu
47.  TransBiodiesel Ltd
48.  UV Pure
49.  Voltea
50.  VRTX Technologies

The judges for 2011 include: Bill Wescott, Veolia Water; Steven Kloos, GE Water & Process Technologies; Peter Williams, IBM Green Innovations; Chris Morrison, Nalco; Peleg Chevion, Syngenta; Paul Gagliardo, American Water; Andrew Salveson, Carollo Engineers; Jean Debroux, Kennedy Jenks; Paul O’Callaghan, O2 Environmental; John Simpson, GSA and Rengarajan Ramesh, Wasserstein & Co.

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