For a second year in a row, Ostara, which is based in Vancouver, BC, was named a Global Cleantech 100 company, by the Cleantech Group, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry. The Global Cleantech 100 is unique in that it highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world, those companies that are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years, in the eyes of the world’s cleantech experts.
For the Global Cleantech 100, 3,138 companies representing 50 countries were considered. Of those, 218 companies were presented to a 60-member expert panel for final input. The final 100 companies are from 14 countries. (press release attached)
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a global leader in nutrient recovery solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Top 100 winners.  Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.
The GoingGreen Silicon Valley 100 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international greentech technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and greentech industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list. Ostara was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Ostara’s Pearl® Nutrient Recovery technology recovers nutrients such as phosphorus and ammonia from wastewater streams and transforms them into a high-value, environmentally-friendly commercial fertilizer called Crystal Green®. Ostara is uniquely positioned to address the burgeoning resource recovery market, which Lux Research expects to grow from $25 billion to $45 billion within the next 10 years.