Cleantech awards for 2009

If you’re keeping an eye out for green start-ups, promising energy and conservation technologies and other eco-inventions, check out the 2009 awards recently doled out by Cleantech Group LLC. Now in their seventh year (see past awards here), the Bay Area-based Cleantech Group is a brain trust with a knack for spotting promising technologies and companies ahead of the pack. Click through the following links for further details on some of the awardees.

* Cleantech Leader of the Year: Mossadiq Umedalyan, chairman of BC Hydro.

* Cleantech Pioneer Award: Stanford Ovshinsky, chairman & CEO of Ovshinksy Innovation LLC and Jorgen Mads Clausen Clausen is the Chairman of Danfoss.

* Most Promising Technology: Ener-G-Rotors Inc, for a system that converts heat directly into electricity.

* Cleantech Emerging Enterprise of the Year: SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG.

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