With Terminator's nod, Lucid lands top global honor

Lucid's mode of creating energy through pipes is catching the attention of municipalities worldwide.

Lucid's mode of creating energy through pipes is catching the attention of municipalities worldwide.

Portland's Lucid Energy Inc. has landed a coveted slot on a list of 100 international sustainable companies, ideas and endeavors.

The LucidPipe Power System, which uses municipal water pipes to generate electricity, has made the Sustainia100 list. The designees were honored by a global initiative that includes none other than actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as its honorary chairman.

A leaf-through of the list uncovers several green-business jewels developed and put to use in all corners — 128 countries total — of the planet. The initiative is backed by United Nations and European Union climate action groups.

“There are so many great ideas and promising solutions from around the globe, it is truly an honor to be named to this prestigious list,” said Gregg Semler, Lucid's president and CEO.

LucidPipe's in-conduit hydropower system helps industrial, municipal and agricultural facilities produce clean, reliable, low-cost electricity from gravity-fed water pipelines and effluent streams.

Schwarzenegger, in Sustainia's release, called the 100 winners "the true action heroes of sustainability ... these solutions are proving that we can build communities that are both environmentally and economically sustainable today and for generations to come.”

Sustainia100 is designed as a way for investors and consumers to gauge ideas within 10 sectors, including energy, health and food.

Lucid will compete with the 99 other Sustainia100 companies for the group's overall Sustainia Award, which will be announced in November.

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