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Ellegaard wins Ernst & Youngs Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year award

Ellegaard was nominated in the Cleantech category in the world's largest entrepreneur & growth competition this year. An independent jury of professionals voted Ellegaard as winner, for its "significant environmental profile and real & unique cleantech product - Ellepot".

"Solutions in cleantech come in many different forms and with major international perspectives. Ellegaard has created significant growth on a new and alternative area. The company has a very global mindset and has already seen and utilized a huge export potential, and today is more global than it is national," said Carsten Kjær, partner at EY and responsible for Cleantech category.

Sustainable system - worldwide

The jury noted that Ellegaard's unique propagation system, Ellepot, is environmentally friendly and easily degradable medium pots, ensuring faster, stronger and more uniform germination of the plants. At the same time the grower achieves significant efficiency gains and increased flexibility in the production. Carsten Kjær added: “The winner company is taking resource problems into their hands. By using their product, which in itself is sustainable, they are reducing resource consumption compared to the use of conventional products." 

Ellegaard was represented by CEO Lars Steen Pedersen and R&D Manager Thomas L.Tranberg. A very moved and proud CEO of Ellegaard added: “We have always believed that Ellepot can be the solution for a sustainable future for both our customers and the end-users. This award shows us that we are on the right path, and that the setup we have is unique. This award is really an applause to our loyal customers, hard working and dedicated partners, agents and last, but not least our skilled team, which has made it possible to win this prestigious award."

For more information 
Ellegaard A/S
Storstrømsvej 55
Denmark - 6715 Esbjerg N
Tel.: +45 7614 7676
Fax.: +45 7614 7660

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