It started with almost 10,000 companies, was whittled down to a shortlist of 325, and finally, at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco in January, the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 (GCT100) was unveiled. The list highlights private clean technology companies that, according to a panel of 86 experts, are most likely to make significant market impact in the next five to 10 years.
FATHOM provides a means to get advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) implemented quickly “with little or no up-front capital” by partnering with utilities and technology companies, subsequently earning return on investment through economies of scale. FATHOM unifies typically disparate elements — technology procurement and installation, consumer usage and engagement, and utility collections — under one umbrella, leveraging its software and “pristine data” to reduce inefficiencies and optimize operations. FATHOM, which appears on the GTC100 for the third consecutive year, reports an average 60 percent reduction in bad debt and 10 percent reduction in water consumption for participating municipalities.
Organica creates localized, biological wastewater treatment solutions that offer an economical alternative to building pipeline infrastructure for centralized treatment, also allowing for water reuse and potentially striking design. The greenhouse-type structures use natural biology to provide for odor-free treatment. It is technically a fixed-bed biofilm activated sludge (FBAS) system featuring aerated biomodules (engineered and natural root systems) to maintain the biology and disc filters to remove total suspended solids (TSS). Organica designs the reactors, working with local engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms to build them, and also provides control and instrumentation equipment to ensure smooth operation.