Since the foundation of the company, Sunfire has been honoured with national and international awards for its innovative and pioneering technology.
Sunfire was named again 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.
For the fourth time, Sunfire is named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide-range of industries. This year, 12,300 nominations of distinct companies from 61 countries have been received.
Sunfire is the winner of the 2017 Kanthal® Award, which recognises innovations related to new solutions in the fields of sustainability, quality of life and energy efficiency. The award mainly honoured Sunfire's process for producing a substitute for fossil oil and gas (so called e-crude) based on renewable electricity, carbon dioxide and water.
For the third time, Sunfire is named in the prestigious 2017 2017 Global Cleantech 100, a list compiled by the Cleantech Group. The list includes independent, profit-led clean-tech companies not yet listed on the stock exchange. In 2017, more than 9,900 companies were nominated from 77 countries – a new record.
Sunfire’s reversible electrolysis wins the Innovation & Climate Protection Award. The awards were organised for the 19th time by the Working Group on Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Consumption (ASUE) in cooperation with BDEW, DVGW and Zukunft ERDGAS. They honour innovative developments and concepts from the worlds of both science and industry, with particular focus placed on efficient natural gas technologies and processes – some of them combined with renewable energies – which pave the way for an even more careful approach to natural resources.
Alongside Toyota and Tesla, Sunfire is listed on the renowned annual ranking by Fast Company as one of the ten most innovative energy companies worldwide. In the “Energy” category, Sunfire is ranked number 8 for “brewing ‘e-diesel’ from water and air”. Fast Company is one of the world’s most well-read online journals for decision-makers at innovative companies, focusing on technology, business, and design. The magazine regularly honours the 50 most innovative companies in the world. This ranking is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial pieces of the year.
Sunfire is named once more in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group. The list includes independent, profit-led clean-tech companies not yet listed on the stock exchange.. This year, a record number of nominations were received, with more than 6,900 companies from 60 countries.
Sunfire's reversible electrolysis wins the Energy Award in the “Industry” category as ground-breaking technology for the energy transition. The Energy Awards annually honour the best innovations and ideas in the field of energy. They were initiated by Handelsblatt, a leading German business newspaper, and the technology group GE. In 2015, 108 companies applied for the coveted award.
83 candidates from 14 countries — once again, Sunfire was delighted to come second place at the 2015 Ecosummit Award. This annually presented international award was initiated by Mobile Economy GmbH and is primarily targeted at start-ups with "green innovations".
For its Power-to-Liquid pilot project, Sunfire is honoured with the jury prize "Innovation of Reason". The P2L project demonstrated the production of liquid synthetic fuel, and thus energy, from carbon dioxide and steam.
Sunfire is awarded silver at the 2014 Ecosummit Awards. The judges rated 49 nominees from 13 countries. The annually presented Ecosummit Awards were initiated by Mobile Economy GmbH. The international prize is primarily targeted at start-ups with “green innovations”.
Sunfire is named one of the world's 100 most innovative clean-tech companies, from among nearly 6,000 companies from 60 countries. The list includes clean-tech companies which have earned a mention for particularly innovative, pioneering developments in the field of clean technologies.
Sunfire wins the STEP Award, in the category “Processes & Sustainability”. The application focused on the business idea and the management team. Since 2006, the STEP Award has honoured innovative, rapidly growing companies. The prize was initiated by Infraserv Höchst and the F.A.Z. Institute.