Saltworks Placed in Top 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders
The Corporate Knights, a magazine focused on prompting and reinforcing sustainable development in Canada, listed Saltworks Technologies one of the Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders for 2010.
Corporate Knights, which annual rankings are trademarks of the publication, has been following cleantech companies since 2007 highlighting the ones certain to make it big. The Next 10 represent Canada’s best companies in the cleantech market.
Saltworks Technologies was chosen for its breakthrough desalination technology that uses up to 80 percent less energy than current commercial processes.
Saltworks’ process employs an innovative thermo-ionic energy conversion system that harnesses solar energy to drive the desalting process. Applications for Saltworks’ technology include producing drinking water for communities and municipalities, irrigation water for agriculture, and process water for industry.
Corporate Knights based the judging criteria on creativity and original approach, solving business problems, having a clear business objective, and having the best chance of breaking through into key markets.
Corporate Knights unveiled the Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders late October.
Saltworks continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the desalination industry. Recently, Saltworks presented a paper at the International Water Association (IWA) 2010 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Montreal highlighting a conceptual hybrid reverse osmosis desalination technology that would work well with its thermo-ionic process.