AbTech Industries Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen 100 Top Private Company Award Winner

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AbTech Industries, makers of the Smart Sponge, a patented technology that effectively removes pollutants from stormwater, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007.

The ideas and innovation we saw as we reviewed hundreds of clean technology companies will be foundational to the next wave of economic growth in California and beyond. My congratulations to each AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 winner --these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.

AbTech Industries, makers of the Smart Sponge, a patented technology that effectively removes pollutants from stormwater, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The first-annual elite GoingGreen 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the GoingGreen 100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 500 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

"The AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 companies will accelerate the global movement to a more sustainable environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The ideas and innovation we saw as we reviewed hundreds of clean technology companies will be foundational to the next wave of economic growth in California and beyond. My congratulations to each AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 winner --these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

AbTech Industries and the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at AlwaysOn GoingGreen to be held at the University of California in Davis from September 10 - 12. GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. The idea behind the GoingGreen 100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean technology industry.

AbTech Industries is committed to helping communities, federal and local governments and businesses around the world find solutions to help clear waterways of debris and pollutants keeping them clean and safe to enjoy for generations to come.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/18632

"AbTech industries is proud to be selected for the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 Private Companies," said Glenn Rink, President of AbTech Industries. "It is a terrific honor to be included with this stellar list of companies and we look forward to creating a dialogue that will continue to draw attention to sustaining our environment," Mr. Rink concluded.

About AlwaysOn GoingGreen: AlwaysOn GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. AlwaysOn GoingGreen features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The goal of the conference is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean tech industry.

About AbTech Industries
AbTech Industries, based in Sottsdale, AZ, is a problem-solving company that provides customized clean water solutions to meet specific community and industry needs. To combat nonpoint source water pollution, AbTech developed the Smart Sponge, a patented technology that effectively removes pollutants from stormwater. By integrating its Smart Sponge technology into all its products, AbTech has created a truly distinctive line of stormwater management products that overcome limitations experienced with traditional sorbent products.

Reflecting AbTech's overall commitment to environmental protection, the company has integrated its development efforts with the ability to recycle so as to provide a complete, closed-loop solution for hydrocarbon removal.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and Goinggreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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