SOURCE: CleanTech OC

CleanTech OC

August 29, 2011 11:55 ET

CleanTech OC Announces Finalists for Second Cleantech Company of the Year Competition

Award Will Be Presented at the CleanTech OC 2011 Conference and Expo on September 12

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - CleanTech OC (, the trade association promoting economic growth in Orange County's clean technology industry, today announced the finalists for the organization's annual Cleantech Company of the Year Award competition. The 2011 finalists are Amonix, FlexEnergy, T3 Motion, M2 Renewables, and Phoenix Energy Technologies.

The winner will be named during the CleanTech OC 2011 Conference and Expo, Monday, September 12 at the Irvine Hyatt Regency. The CEOs of each of the finalist companies will participate in a panel discussion titled "Local Cleantech Success Stories" at 4:00 PM, with the award being presented at the conclusion of the panel.

With the county's cleantech industry witnessing significant growth in the past year, the award is a coveted distinction that recognizes the local company that has developed an exceptional technology that is creating new jobs and economic growth in the region.

"We have a great field of finalists for the 2011 Company of the Year," said Gregory Trimarche, Chairman and co-founder of CleanTech OC. "These companies are at the tipping point, and regardless of who ends up the winner, this is a group to watch in 2012, and each is truly a success story."

"M2 Renewables is honored to be selected as one of five finalists for the CleanTech OC 2011 Company of the Year Award," said Gerhard Forstner, CEO of M2 Renewables. "The nomination confirms that our wastewater and waste-to-energy solutions are relevant to solving two of today's most pressing problems -- water scarcity and ever increasing energy costs."

Those interested in learning more about these companies are encouraged to attend the CleanTech OC 2011 Conference and Expo. Registration is still open, and is available exclusively online by visiting

About CleanTech OC

CleanTech OC was founded to establish Orange County's reputation as a center of clean tech innovation, investment, and research; create synergy between Orange County's existing clean tech stakeholders; and promote local job creation and environmental improvement. As one of the most desirable places in the nation to live, start a business, and grow a family, Orange County is ideally positioned to be front and center in the clean tech revolution. More than 250 clean tech firms have already opened their doors within the county.

For more information on CleanTech OC, please visit, or contact Taylor Honrath, at (949) 585-2988, or

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