Kebony’s sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic treated wood, has been listed a fourth time in the Global Cleantech 100. The list recognises the 100 most promising, innovative and sustainable companies in areas such as energy efficiency, biofuels & biochemical and renewable energy. The complete list was revealed on October 6th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit in Washington, D.C.
Kebony was selected from a total of 5,995 companies from across 60 countries for its low-maintenance, high performance technology that champions new possibilities for wood as a construction material whilst protecting our tropical forests and our environment. These 60 companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalised list of 100 companies spanning 17 countries.
Founded in 2009, the Global Cleantech 100 recognises companies that will enable us to advance and develop without inflicting further damage on our environment. This is the fourth time that Kebony has received this prestigious accolade, a testament to the company’s ongoing effort to providing a solution to the depletion of tropical hardwood which is reaching critical levels and the ever-growing corporate and consumer demand for high-performance and low-maintenance wood materials.
Kebony’s revolutionary technology uses a by-product from farmed sugar cane production to transmute sustainable soft woods into durable woods with the practical and aesthetics characteristics found in the best tropical hardwoods.
Christian Jebsen, CEO of Kebony commented: “The demand for an environmentally friendly, high-performance wood like Kebony continues to grow and its inclusion on this prestigious list for a fourth time recognises the benefits of this product that is a viable and preferred material to less sustainable alternatives.”
Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO, commented “The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across the cleantech space that are at the forefront of innovation. It is a true honour to gather with the global cleantech community every year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of each of the top 100 companies as they continue to solve tomorrow’s energy and resource challenges and redefine sustainable innovation.”