–List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology–
DAVIS, Calif. (October 14, 2014) – Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural technology company focused on developing agricultural products that benefit the environment and enhance human health, announced today it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, an international list of private companies representing the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology.
“Our inclusion in the Global Cleantech 100 is a direct reflection of the progress we’ve made in developing technologies that address the challenges of feeding our growing global population, while minimizing the environmental impact of agriculture,” said Eric Rey, Arcadia’s president and CEO.
Arcadia’s agronomic performance traits comprise a number of technologies that are designed to make agriculture more efficient and less harmful to the environment. Nitrogen use efficiency, which is analogous to increasing fuel economy in cars, is designed to help crops achieve the same yield with less fertilizer. Arcadia is also developing water use efficiency, salinity tolerance, abiotic stress tolerance, heat tolerance, and herbicide tolerance using a variety of advanced genetic approaches.
The Global Cleantech 100 list features companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges as well as the highest potential to make the most significant market impact. This year, a record number of nominations were received from 5,995 distinct companies in 60 countries. These companies were whittled down to create a short list of 327 companies. Cleantech Group’s 84-member expert panel reviewed these nominees, resulting in a final list of 100 companies from 17 countries.
“The Global Cleantech 100 each year provides us with invaluable insight into which companies key market players think are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia, and creator of the program.
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on October 6th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C.
About Arcadia Biosciences
Based in Davis, Calif., with additional facilities in Seattle, Wash. and Phoenix, Ariz.,
Arcadia Biosciences is focused on developing agricultural products that benefit the environment and enhance human health. Arcadia’s agronomic performance traits, including Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Water Use Efficiency, Salt Tolerance, Heat Tolerance and Herbicide Tolerance, are all aimed at making agricultural production more economically efficient and environmentally sound. Arcadia’s nutrition technologies and products are aimed at creating healthier ingredients and whole foods with lower production costs. The company was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies and was previously recognized by AlwaysON as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.
About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. In conjunction with i3, Cleantech Group offers premium Advisory Services for corporates in need of expertise designing and executing strategies for sustainable innovation, and managing the pipeline created in i3. The i3 platform comes to life at Cleantech Group’s global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in London and New York. For more information, visit www.cleantech.com.