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Four San Diego Companies Make Top 30 Global Cleantech Semi-Finalists

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SAN DIEGO, CA, October 14, 2011 – CleanTECH San Diego today announced that four San Diego companies were chosen by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association as 2011 Later Stage Award Top 30 semi-finalists – Achates Power, EcoATM, Genomatica, and PowerGenix. These companies, which are part of San Diego’s cleantech cluster, were chosen from 185 global nominations that include the world’s most innovative, fastest growing cleantech companies. Ranking in the GCCA Global Top 30 reflects the strong business and market position of the companies in each sector and signifies the innovative approaches and technologies that are gaining a foothold in the new global clean economy. Among all those nominated by CleanTECH San Diego in May 2011, each company was evaluated on its businessmodel, market position, profitability and potential at creating and capturing market share.


The four San Diego cleantech semi-finalists and the other 2011 Global Top 30 companies will be honored at the GCCA’s Later Stage Award Dinner held in conjunction with the Dublin Cleantech Forum, on November 14, 2011. Co-hosted by An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way, Ireland’s cleantech cluster, the event features CEO presentations and discussions on the most critical topics for emerging clean technology companies and investment opportunities.


These Top 30 semi-finalists are the rising stars of the global clean technology industry. The companies, with their customers and revenue, are building significant green collar economies in the regions where they operate,” said Shawn Lesser, Co-Founder of the GCCA. “For the health of the planet, both economically and environmentally, we are committed to spotlighting these game-changing companies on the world stage.”


“The diversity of San Diego’s cluster of cleantech enterprises makes for a hotbed of innovation, with over 800 national and multinational companies spanning a variety of high growth sectors such as battery storage, transportation and materials,” said Holly Smithson, Executive Vice President of CleanTECH San Diego. “We’re honored that these companies and our cluster are continually recognized by our global counterparts.”


The 2011 Later Stage Award is sponsored by Grant Thornton International. A full list of all the GCCA Later Stage Award 2011 Global Top 30 Finalists can be found at the GCCA website at:


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About CleanTECH San Diego
CleanTECH San Diego is a non-profit membership organization formed to accelerate San Diego as a world leader in the clean technology economy. It is a catalyst that serves as the hub for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. CleanTECH San Diego advocates for new sources of investment capital, workforce development, international trade, federal and state research funding, targeted regulation, and sustainable land-use planning and development.


About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured way. Global Cleantech provides a gateway for established and emerging cleantech companies to gain exposure to potential investors, new markets, influential networks, innovative technologies and best practices. GCCA was founded by swisscleantech, the Finnish Cleantech Cluster, and Watershed Capital Group. The GCCA Later Stage Award is sponsored by Grant Thornton International. For more information about Global Cleantech, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.

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