According to Investopedia, Cleantech is”[a] shortened form of ‘clean technologies’, a term used to describe an investment philosophy used by investors seeking to profit from environmentally friendly companies. Cleantech firms seek to increase performance, productivity and efficiency by minimizing negative effects on the environment.” While there is no standard definition for Cleantech, or Clean Technology, it is generally used to refer to technology that increases performance or efficiency while reducing the pollution or waste typically associated with industrial operations. Cleantech is typically synonymous with renewable energy. From biofuels to solar and wind energy, the renewable energy sector of Cleantech is the largest and most recognizable. The industry definition is not designed exclusively around the end product, though, but also in regard to the means by which production was achieved. Other Cleantech industry categories include (but are not limited to) Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Agriculture and Nutrition, Air Quality, Consumer Products, Enabling Technologies and Services, Energy Generation, Storage, and Infrastructure, Environmental Information Technology, Manufacturing/Industrial Technologies, Materials Recovering and Recycling, Transportation and Logistics, and Waste Treatment, Water Purification and Management.
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According to the National Law Review, “As of mid-year 2014, there have been six clean tech/renewables IPOs, while there were seven in all of 2013… If the first half of this year is any indication, 2014 should prove to be a strong year for clean-tech and renewable energy companies opting to pursue the IPO path.” Since its inception, Cleantech has been a big focus of venture capital, making a directory of Cleantech companies an excellent starting point for marketing campaigns directed not only on green technology companies, but companies who are on the upswing, and ripe for being marketed to. LeadFerret’s directory includes complete contact information, including email addresses for all records and social media links for a large number of records, allowing for easier electronic marketing campaigns, a green alternative to the paper mailings of yesteryear. This makes it a valuable resource, allowing for those who share the Cleantech ideals to be able to market in a clean and green way to the Cleantech companies listed within the directory.