Ceres Power and Ceramic Fuel Cells are the two leading competitors in small scale combined heat and power (CHP) products. Both are targeting the residential market in Europe and have partnerships with German manufacturers and European gas suppliers. Both use technology based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) and if you believe their respective marketing both are the leading company in this niche area. So who is the leader and who is the pretender?
Based in: California
2009-10 ranking: #28
Type of technology: Gene Marker-Assisted plant breeding, biotechnology and other genonmics
Major investors: Warburg Pincus, Warburg Pincus, Soros Private Equity Partners , GIMV, Oppenheimer.
3 top milestones for 2008-09
Launched commercial seed brand Blade Energy Crops, announced partnerships with leading biofuel and biopower companies.
Established world’s largest energy crop trialing network.
3 major milestone goals [...]