OxyMem, a fast growing Irish Cleantech company who have been
commercialising an innovative solution to reduce costs of wastewater treatment – the Membrane
Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR), was named for the second year running in the prestigious 2017 Global
Cleantech 100. OxyMem was the only Irish company to make the 2017 list produced by CTG (Cleantech
Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation
companies and all key players in sustainable innovation, which is produced by Cleantech Group,
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of
a wide-range of industries. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean
technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the
highest potential to make significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe.
“To be recognised for the second year running in the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 company is real
validation of our efforts over the last 4 years. This highlights, to a highly conservative water market, a value proposition that makes OxyMem the stand out contender in energy efficient wastewater
treatment.” – OxyMem CEO, Wayne Byrne explained.
This list is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data, with weighted qualitative judgments
from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-person Expert Panel. To qualify for
the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any
major stock exchange.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries.
These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 325 companies. Short-listed
nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17
“Sustainable Nation is helping to mobilise Irish talent, capability and business sector to beat the global
2oC target. We are continually impressed by the quality of companies and entrepreneurs responding to
this global challenge. Having initially nominated OxyMem for this honour in 2015, we are delighted that
they have again received this accolade. OxyMem is to the fore in developing game-changing solutions
with global application, and I believe they are setting the bar for other Irish companies to join the
prestigious Cleantech100 list”, stated Aideen O’Hora, Director, Sustainable Nation Ireland.
The 86-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives
of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia,
Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global
cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of
panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from
many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“From day one, the purpose of the Global Cleantech 100 program was to act as our barometric read on
how the many facets that contribute to the emergence and maturing of an innovation theme like
cleantech (the “doing of more with less”) are changing year on year,” said Richard Youngman, CEO,
CTG (Cleantech Group). “Now in its 8th year, we see more signals this year of the ongoing
mainstreaming of clean technologies, sustainability, and resource efficiency on its journey towards the
point where this is just the normal way business is done.”
• The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 23rd at the 15th annual
Cleantech Forum San Francisco: https://i3connect.com/gct100/the-list
• For complete information on OxyMem’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by
visiting i3connect.com—CTG’s leading market intelligence platform
• The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2017 Global
Cleantech 100—authored by CTG, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb.
Download the report at:
• The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 Expert Panel members is available at

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