Großröhrsdorf, Germany, 29th of January 2019. Skeleton Technologies, the European market leader in ultracapacitors and energy storage systems for transportation and grid applications, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“Skeleton Technologies is the European market leader for ultracapacitors in transportation and grid applications. Skeleton ultracapacitors are high power energy storage devices, which unlike batteries can be charged in a few seconds and have one million life-cycles. In transportation last year, we won a major contract with the legendary double-decker bus company, Wrightbus. Our graphene ultracapacitors now reduce CO2 emissions by 36%. In grids, we rolled out the first grid-scale solutions on the Isle of Eigg solving the power quality issues caused by renewables,” said Mr. Taavi Madiberk, Skeleton Technologies’ CEO.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.

“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group.

“This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

About Cleantech Group

Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future.
The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

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Laura Dolby

Cleantech Group



About Skeleton Technologies

Skeleton Technologies, a Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer, is the global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems. We deliver high power, high energy, reliable and long-life storage solutions across the industry. Through the use of patented ‘curved graphene’, we have achieved global breakthroughs in ultracapacitor performance and successfully commercialized our ultracapacitors, in trucks, buses, and grid applications.
Since our foundation in 2009, we have raised 46M EUR to support manufacturing scale-up in Germany and in Estonia and grown our headcount from 4 to over 115 people. Our ultracapacitors deliver twice the energy density and 4 times the power density offered by other manufacturers. Our current customer base ranges from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors.

Press Contact:
Olivier Chabilan, Phone: +372 54005656, OÜ Skeleton Technologies 12th Floor, Öpik II house, Valukoja 8, 11415 Tallinn,