Emefcy Selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as 2012 New Energy Pioneer
CAESAREA, Israel, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Clean Energy Revolution
Emefcy, a leader in energy efficient solutions for wastewater treatment, today
announced it has been chosen as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer
[http://www.bnef.com/PressReleases/view/149 ] by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
“We are honored to be recognized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for our innovative
technology that changes the economics of wastewater” said Eytan Levy CEO and Co-Founder of
Emefcy. “This recognition validates our company’s vision and leadership providing energy
efficient solutions for wastewater treatment. This win arrives at a time when we are about
to rollout our first product enhancing our worldwide recognition”.
With its innovative disruptive technology Emefcy addresses both the municipal and
industrial wastewater markets. The SABRE (Spiral Aerobic Bio-Reactor) solution treats
municipal wastewater with virtually zero energy required for aeration while the EBR
(Electrogenic Bio-Reactor) treats industrial wastewater and produces renewable electricity
as a byproduct. The EBR acts as a battery using the organic matter in the wastewater as a
source of energy.
In its third year, the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers program identifies
companies from around the world that are changing the energy landscape forever. An
independent panel of industry experts from banking, academia, corporations, utilities and
technology providers chose the honorees by assessing them against three criteria:
potential scale, innovation and momentum.
This year’s winners represent a broad range of industries including bioenergy, energy
storage, electric vehicles, smart grid, solar and water. Each of the New Energy Pioneers
have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate
traction and momentum in their activities, and the potential for global scale. By
rewarding game changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the
speed of change in the sectors it serves, which play such an important role in the shift
towards a low-carbon economy.
“It has been a tough year for the clean energy sector, with severe pressure on the
profit margins of manufacturers, a sharp fall in share prices, some notable bankruptcies,
cuts in European government subsidy support, and a reduction in the availability of bank
finance,” said Michael Liebreich, summit chairman and head of Bloomberg New Energy
Finance. “Despite this, the quality and volume of applicants we received for the 2012
Pioneers program was higher than ever – a testimony to the strength of the forces driving
the sector and to the sort of high-quality entrepreneurs which it has been attracting over
the past few years. We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to tracking their
Emefcy is a next-generation wastewater treatment company whose technology transforms
wastewater treatment plants from cost centers to profit centers by addressing the two most
costly operational expenses: energy and sludge. Rather than consume electricity to treat
industrial wastewater, Emefcy’s electrogenic bioreactor (EBR) uses microbial fuel cell
technology to produce electricity. Its passive-aeration treatment process is also
significantly more energy efficient than alternative approaches. Emefcy is seeking to
transform the energy economics of wastewater treatment, while retaining a practical and
cost-effective approach to market needs. Emefcy is the Early Stage Start-up Company of the
Year of the 2011/12 Cleantech top 100.
About New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the world’s leading independent provider of
news, data, research and analysis to decision makers in renewable energy, energy smart
technologies, carbon markets, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power. Bloomberg New
Energy Finance has staff of more than 200, based in London, Washington D.C., New York,
Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town, Sao Paulo and Zurich.
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