February 25, 2009

AlwaysOn Announces GoingGreen East 50 Winners

GreatPoint Energy Tops List of 50 Most Innovative Emerging Greentech and Cleantech Companies

AlwaysOn, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today announced the winners of the first annual GoingGreen East 50 Awards. This award honors the top cleantech and greentech companies in the Eastern U.S. and Canada with an eye toward helping them secure the venture capital they need to grow and create new jobs and opportunities for people around the country. Cambridge, Mass.-based GreatPoint Energy was named as the competition’s overall winner.

GoingGreen East 50 winners will be honored at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen East Conference to be held March 9-11, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. This two-and-a-half day executive conference will bring together innovators and VCs by offering presentations and high-level debates from CEOs, journalists, industry experts, investors, venture capitalists and greentech executives.

AlwaysOn editors compiled the GoingGreen East 50 list with assistance from KPMG’s emerging business practice, KPMG VC Practice. Together, they surveyed more than 300 venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders, who nominated more than 500 companies to determine the final GoingGreen East 50 line-up. Winners were selected based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

“The GoingGreen East 50 companies have demonstrated their tenacity even in the toughest economic conditions that the technology world has ever encountered,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We applaud their success in pushing the boundaries of innovation, creating market opportunities and transforming the industry even in the earlier stages of their businesses.”

The complete list of GoingGreen East 50 winners includes:

Coskata     Warrenville, IL     www.coskata.com
GreenFuel Technologies   Cambridge, MA   www.greenfuelonline.com
Mascoma   Cambridge, MA   www.mascoma.com
Qteros   Marlborough, MA   www.qteros.com
Plasco Energy Group   Ottawa, Ontario, CN   www.plascoenergygroup.com
Clean Energy 
CoalTek   Tucker, GA   www.coaltek.com
Enerkem   Montreal, QC, Canada   www.enerkem.com
Flodesign   Wilbraham, MA   www.flodesign.org
GreatPoint Energy (overall winner)   Cambridge, MA   www.greatpointenergy.com
Clean Manufacturing and Clean Products 
Advanced Electron Beams   Wilmington, MA   www.aeb.com
Energy Efficiency and Energy Management 
BPL Global   Pittsburgh, PA   www.bplglobal.net
CURRENT Group   Germantown, MD   www.currentgroup.com
EKA Systems   Germantown, MD   www.ekasystems.com
Ember   Boston, MA   www.ember.com
Optimal Technologies International   Raleigh, NC   www.otii.com
Renaissance Lighting   Herndon, VA   www.renaissancelighting.com
SmartSynch   Jackson, MI   www.smartsynch.com
Energy Storage Systems 
A123 Systems   Watertown, MA   www.a123systems.com
Boston-Power   Westborough, MA   www.boston-power.com
GridPoint   Washington, DC
Lilliputian Systems   Woburn, MA   www.lilliputiansystemsinc.com
Premium Power   North Reading, MA   www.premiumpower.com
Solicore   Lakeland, FL   www.solicore.com
Green Automobiles and Transportation 
EcoMotors   Detroit, MI   www.ecomotors.com
Green Materials, Green Building 
ArborGen   Summerville, SC   www.arborgen.com
ARXX Building Products   Cobourg, ON, Canada   www.arxxbuild.com
ECORE International   Lancaster, PA   www.ecoreintl.com
Hycrete   Carlstadt, NJ   www.hycrete.com
Luminus Devices   Billerica, MA   www.luminus.com
Green Nanotech and Synthetic Genomics 
Codon Devices   Cambridge, MA   www.codondevices.com
Novomer   Ithaca, NY   www.novomer.com
QD Vision   Watertown, MA   www.qdvision.com
Rive Technologies   Cambridge, MA   www.rivetechnology.com
Zymetis   College Park, MD   www.zymetis.com
Resource Recovery and Waste Management 
bioprocessH20   Portsmouth, RI   www.bioprocessh2o.com
EnerTech Environmental   Atlanta, GA   www.enertech.com
IST Energy   Waltham, MA   www.istenergy.com
Lehigh Technologies   Naples, FL   www.lehightechnologies.com
Recycled Energy Development   Westmont, IL   www.recycled-energy.com
Ze-gen   Boston, MA   www.ze-gen.com
Solar Energy 
1366 Technologies   Lexington, MA   www.1366tech.com
EPV Solar   Robbinsville, NJ   www.epv.net
Konarka Technologies   Lowell, MA   www.konarka.com
Plextronics   Pittsburgh, PA   www.plextronics.com
Sencera International   Charlotte, NC   www.sencera.com
Suniva   Georgia   www.suniva.com
Wakonda Technologies   MA   www.wakondatech.com
Xunlight   Toledo, OH   www.xunlight.com
Water Technology and Water Management 
Oasys Water   Cambridge, MA   www.oasyswater.com
Poseidon Resources   Stamford, CT   www.poseidonresources.com

An analysis of the GoingGreen East 50 Top Private Companies is available at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31372

The current program for GoingGreen East 2009 can be found at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/30095.

For tickets to AlwaysOn GoingGreen East, please contact Michelle Hughes at michelle@alwayson-network.com.

To register for a media pass, please visit: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/30751.

About GoingGreen

AlwaysOn GoingGreen is where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are transforming the global energy, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, manufacturing and resource recovery establishments. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network (http://alwayson.goingon.com). In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Summit at Stanford, OnHollywood, Breakout, OnMedia, GoingGreen, and Venture Summits East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine." These venues empower its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to a free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.