Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Transformation of the Energy Sector
NEW YORK—April 22, 2013—Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced Harvest Power, Inc. as a 2013 New Energy Pioneer. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.
“Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste,” said Paul Sellew, founder and CEO of Harvest Power. “We are committed to turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s solutions at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy.”
Harvest Power diverts discarded organic materials – primarily yard trimmings and food scraps – from landfills and produces renewable energy and soil, mulch and natural fertilizer products through anaerobic digestion and composting.
This year’s winners represent a broad range of sectors including bioenergy, energy efficiency, digital energy, solar and water. By rewarding game-changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the speed of change in the sectors it serves.
The awards program, now in its fourth year, selects ten New Energy Pioneers each year. This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from more than 200 candidates from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.
Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said, “Tough times make for good entrepreneurs, and this is definitely what we are seeing in this year’s New Energy Pioneers. Once again we need to thank the judges, who had to winnow down a strong field to just ten winners. We wish them all luck in the coming years.”
Gil Forer, Ernst & Young’s Global Cleantech leader, added, “These entrepreneurs and companies represent the technology and business model innovation which will enable the transformation to a more resource efficient and low carbon economy. Congratulations to all of them.”
Other 2013 winners include Advantix Systems, BuildingIQ, d.light design, Draker, EcoNation, Ecosphere Technologies, Joule, Opower, and Whitewater Technologies.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Pioneers program is supported and partnered by Ernst & Young. For more information on Ernst & Young, visit: www.ey.com/cleantech.
For more information on the New Energy Pioneers, visit: http://about.bnef.com/events-awards/new-energy-pioneers/.
For more information on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, visit: http://about.bnef.com/summit/.
About Harvest Power
Harvest creates a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year. The company operates organics facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast of the US, and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company has been named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies three times, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council, and received a KPMG award for “Top Infrastructure Project” in the world in 2012.