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February 04, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Nth Cycle recognized as a “Rising Star Company of the Year”

Honor bestowed on the alum of the "Innovation Crossroads" program by the Cleantech® Group.

It was a big recognition for Nth Cycle, a member of the second cohort of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-managed “Innovation Crossroads” program.

The company that was co-founded by Megan O’Connor, who serves as Chief Executive Officer, was one of two start-ups recognized by Cleantech® Group as a “Rising Star Company of the Year.” The recognition came for Nth Cycle’s modular system to refine critical metals from e-waste using a unique electro-extraction process. The other honoree in that category was ChargerHelp!  which performs on-demand repairs and maintenance support for charging stations.

In total, the Cleantech® Group recognized 10 companies at an awards dinner at the kick-off evening of Cleantech Forum North America. Nine of these companies were part of the 2024 Global Cleantech 100, an annual list of the most innovative and promising companies that will take us from commitments to actions in our efforts to reach net-zero. The other private company was recognized for its positive acquisition, after many years as a Global Cleantech 100 company. Those honorees can be found here.

Since 2002, the organization’s research has helped corporations, public sector entities, investors, and others to identify, assess, and engage with the innovative solutions and opportunities that are related to the world’s massive and growing environmental and climate challenges.​ The Cleantech® Group’s insights and expertise are delivered to clients all over the world through research, consulting, and events.

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