Innovative water technologies recognized in annual competition

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TORONTO, ON, Canada, May 17, 2011 -- The Artemis Project has unveiled the winners of its third annual 'Top 50' award honoring companies that are applying innovation in the market to address today's dire water challenges.

The Top 50 on this year's list were chosen from over 200 applications -- up 30% from 2010. These companies are helping to manage infrastructure, recover valuable resources from waste, and preserve natural ecosystems. They represent fields such as energy-efficient wastewater treatment, smart grid water management, biosolids conversion to energy, pollutant biodegradation, and reverse osmosis desalination.

Among the companies making the list this year are AbTech Industries, CheckLight, MIOX Corporation, and SolarBee, Inc.

"The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry's benchmark for recognizing innovation that will matter. It identifies the entrepreneurs that are applying technology to meet the world's water challenges," noted Laura Shenkar, principal at The Artemis Project. "Water tech is quickly becoming an engine for economic development and job growth. With these awards, we strive to identify the companies offering the most promising technologies coming onto the market."

Eligible companies must have completed product development and have annual revenues of less than $25 million.

The full list of Top 50 winners:


212 Resources
ABS Materials Inc.
AbTech Industries
Altela Inc.
American Micro Detection Systems Inc.
APG-Neuros Inc.
APTwater
Aqua-Pure Ventures
Aquaporin A/S
Aquarius Technologies Inc.
Aqwise
BioPetroClean
BlackGold Biofuels
CheckLight
Clearwater Systems Corporation
Derceto Inc
Desalitech
Drake Water Technologies Inc.
Ecosphere Technologies Inc.
Emefcy
ENBALA Power Networks Ltd.
Environmental Operating Solutions Inc.
Epuramat S.A.
Evandtec Inc.
eWater Innovation

Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Hadronex Inc.
HaloSource
Hydration Technology Innovations
HydroPoint Data Systems Inc.
Hydrovolts Inc
M2 Renewables Inc.
Marrone Bio Innovations
MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc.
Microvi Biotech Inc.
MIOX Corporation
NanoH2O Inc.
NovaThermal Energy
OndaVia Inc.
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
PAX Water Technologies Inc.
Puralytics
Purifics ES Inc.
SCFI Group Limited
SolarBee, Inc
TaKaDu
TransBiodiesel Ltd
UV Pure
Voltea
VRTX Technologies

  
Additional information:

The Artemis Project: http://theartemisproject.com
Top 50 Awards: http://artemistop50.com

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