On February 4, 2014, Ecovative proudly accepted the Energy Globe Award in a ceremony in Salzburg, Austria. The competition includes 161 nations competing for awards in 5 categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth. As the only project representing the United States, Ecovative was awarded the international prize for the Earth category, with other category finalists presenting projects from India, China, and Uzbekistan.
Ecovative’s Vice President of Business Development, Joe Risico, attended the prize ceremony, which was hosted by the Austrian Broadcasting Company and streamed live to the global public. The award’s recognition also includes a 10,000 Euro monetary prize and a trophy.
“We are honored to showcase Mushroom Materials at Energy Globe and to have won this prestigious award in the company of many other worthy applicants,” Risico said. “This recognition validates our belief that we are changing the planet for the better.”
During the ceremony, Ecovative was especially acknowledged for its commitment to ultra rapid renewable materials.
“Using renewable raw materials instead of petroleum products paves the way for sustainability,” said Professor Anil Gupta, Vice Chairman of National Innovation Fund India, who presented the award on Tuesday evening.
The Energy Globe competition, also known as “The World Award for Sustainability,” seeks to recognize individuals and organizations who are helping build the sustainable world of tomorrow.
About Energy Globe: “The ENERGY GLOBE Award is today’s most prominent environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally, and globally that conserve resources such as energy and utilize renewable or emission-free sources.” For more information, visit http://www.energyglobe.info.