Kiverdi Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Company

Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson to Present in CEO Showcase and on a Company Roundtable Panel at the GoingGreen Conference in San Francisco, California

BERKELEY, CA – November 27, 2012 – Kiverdi, Inc., a privately held next-generation waste conversion and sustainable chemicals company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Companies. Kiverdi will be honored at AlwaysOn’s seventh annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2012 conference, which will be held from November 27-28, 2012 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California.

GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Companies were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and green technology industry insiders. The AlwaysOn team conducted a rigorous selection process to finalize the 2012 list. Companies named a GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Company were singled out because their technology and product prospects were judged to have the greatest potential to disrupt the status quo in their field, succeed in the marketplace, and create meaningful stakeholder value and sustained media buzz.

“This year’s GoingGoing Global 200 displays a maturity in the green technology industry that makes it very attractive to both investors and innovators. Greentech research is maturing rapidly, and as it couples with technology innovators and investors, companies are emerging that have the ability to change the way we live our lives for the better and bring huge returns to their founders and funders.” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s GoingGreen Global 200 winners are pushing the bounds of how technology can bring about change in the war on our planet’s waning resources. The strength of these companies lies in their ability to nurture innovative ideas and see them through to successful, sustainable, and profitable businesses.”

“It is incredibly gratifying to receive recognition from AlwaysOn for our approach of using carbon waste to produce high-value chemicals,” said Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson, Ph.D. “At Kiverdi, we are committed to offering a sustainable alternative that is not only cost-competitive, but in fact profitable.”

Kiverdi has developed a biochemical process for the capture and transformation of waste carbon into sustainable oils and advanced chemicals without sourcing and storing repurposed food staples such as sugar, corn, palm, or soy. The chemicals produced can serve as a sustainable alternative to the petrochemicals and oleochemicals that are used to manufacture a wide range of industrial and consumer products, ranging from plastics and detergents to fuels and fuel additives.

The company also announced that Dr. Dyson will participate in the CEO Showcase being held from 10:30 a.m. (PST) and will present on the “GoingGreen 200 Company RoundTable – What It Takes To Be A Rising Star” panel being held from 11:15 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 as part of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2012 Conference, which will be held at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California from November 27-28, 2012.


About Kiverdi
Kiverdi is a privately held, advanced waste conversion and sustainable chemicals company commercializing disruptive, drop-in replacements to oleochemicals and petrochemicals. Kiverdi has developed a proprietary bioprocessing platform that converts low-cost waste carbon into high-value chemicals. Kiverdi is focusing its initial commercialization efforts on the $24 billon global surfactant market. Kiverdi's technology also makes chemicals that can be used in biomaterials or as additives in fuel. Kiverdi's Carbon Engineering Platform is the cornerstone of the company's innovative strategy. Kiverdi's proprietary microbes are rich oil producers and able to recycle carbon from industrial flue gases or gasified carbon waste into a diverse range of chemicals at a fraction of the cost of current and emerging technologies. Founded in 2008, Kiverdi is the recipient of a grant from the California Energy Commission’s Research Demonstration and Development program for its efforts to develop beneficial uses of carbon dioxide (CO2). For more information, visit www.kiverdi.com.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand. A full list of all the AlwaysOn GoingGreen Silicon Valley 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-GoingGreen-Global-200-Top-Private-Companies.


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