Last week, the Cleantech Group (CTG) unveiled its annual and prestigious Global Cleantech 100 list. Congratulations to Skeleton Technologies for its third consecutive nomination and to the new entrant Ferroamp that InnoEnergy proudly supports.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide range of industries, according to the players in the market. 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 today to make significant market impact within a 5-10-year timeframe.
To qualify for the Global Cleantech 100, companies must be independent, for-profit companies not listed on any major stock exchange. This year, a record number of 12,300 nominations from 61 countries were received. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies. The final review was performed by a panel of 86 experts across Asia, Europe, and North America to determine the Top 100 clean technology innovators.
“Both Skeleton and Ferroamp can do so much from a cleantech perspective and we are proud to support them in accelerating their business and commercialising their innovation”, says Kenneth Johansson, CEO at InnoEnergy Scandinavia. “They are driven and talented ; we are very happy that they receive the recognition they deserve. Congratulations to the teams!”
Ferroamp and InnoEnergy’s collaboration started back in 2012 when the start-up joined the Highway programme to support its initial development stage. Ferroamp has since then received additional investment and support to further scale up activities. Skeleton Technologies has been collaborating with InnoEnergy since 2014, starting with a feasibility study before progressing into a €4m investment to develop the next generation ultracapacitors.
About Skeleton Technologies:
Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems. We deliver high power, high energy, reliable and long-life storage solutions across industry. Through the use of patented ‘curved graphene’, we have achieved global breakthroughs in ultracapacitor performance. Our ultracapacitors deliver twice the energy density and 4 times the power density offered by other manufacturers. Our current customer base ranges from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors. Read Skeleton’s press release.
The company was founded by Björn Jernström in 2010 based on the now patented innovation that improves the utilization of a three-phase supply, ACE – Adaptive Current Equalization. Implementing the ACE technology required a smart bi-directional three-phase inverter that was developed within the company. Over the past years, the concept has now evolved into a modular system based on a local DC nanogrid that allows flexible integration of solar cells, energy storage, small-scale wind and electric vehicle charging. Ferroamp has about 20 employees today with development office and production in Stockholm, Sweden. Read Ferroamp’s press release.