Global energy transition with green hydrogen from Germany: Sunfire receives the Global Cleantech 100 Award for the sixth time

By January 30, 2020 2   min read  (401 words)

January 30, 2020 |

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Berlin – Sunfire GmbH, a leading global technology company in the field of renewable gases and fuels, has been named one of the Global Cleantech 100 companies for the sixth consecutive year in 2020.

The market analysts of the Cleantech Group from the USA are now presenting the renowned Global Cleantech 100 Award in San Francisco for the 11th time. The award recognises world leaders in sustainable innovation for their outstanding performance. These are companies from various sectors that make a promising contribution to the decarbonisation of a sustainable future through their work in digitisation, research and development.

“Given that 2019 has been a very successful year for all of us at Sunfire, we are all the more pleased that our technology is receiving significant international recognition,” says Nils Aldag, Sunfire’s Managing Director, who will accept the award in person in San Francisco. “We have now reached the point where the technology for a major energy transition is available. Policymakers must now create incentives for a rapid market launch, in order to utilise the full potential of Power-to-X to decarbonise energy-intensive sectors in the short term, before it is too late. We at Sunfire are ready to help drive the great transformation and are therefore very pleased to receive this award.”

An 80-member expert panel examined and evaluated over 10,000 companies from 93 different countries to create the Top 100 list. The companies were evaluated on the basis of qualitative and quantitative criteria.

Richard Youngman, CEO of the Cleantech Group, sees within the Cleantech 100 list important and necessary innovations for a successful energy turnaround. The companies that can be counted among the Top 100 Cleantech companies can solve global problems. The projects range from waste aftertreatment and food production to intelligent grid control and zero-emissions aviation.

About Sunfire

Sunfire GmbH, founded in 2010, develops and produces high-temperature electrolysers (SOEC) and high-temperature fuel cells (SOFC). The company employs more than 140 people. The high-temperature electrolysis generates valuable hydrogen from water and is powered by renewable electricity. In the newest and most efficient version, high-temperature electrolysis can reactivate not only water but also CO2, converting exhaust gas back to a clean raw material that replaces crude oil or natural gas. This will make the entire transport sector and many industrial processes, which today depend on oil, gas or coal, sustainable and CO2-neutral. Further information at

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