Climeon’s founder Thomas Öström named Swedish person of the year

Climeon’s founder and CEO Thomas Öström has been named Årets svensk, Swedish person of the year, in the category Innovation by the Swedish magazine Fokus.

The motivation from Focus reads:

At a time when "climate anxiety" has become a common word, there are people who do not allow themselves to be paralyzed. This year's innovation winner is one of them. He realized that more than 50 percent of the world's energy consumption is wasted as heat. From this he created a simple method for transforming waste heat and geothermal heat into clean electricity. Few Swedes are still aware of the success, but the world has awakened. In 2018, this year's innovator won a prestigious award in Japan. This year's Swedish person of the year within Innovation is Climeon's founder and CEO Tomas Öström.

– It feels incredible to be appointed Swedish person of the Year and I'm really proud. The most important thing that this prize brings is that our fight to find solutions to the climate crisis is highlighted, says Thomas Öström, CEO of Climeon.

The Swedish person of the year is awarded to a person who during the year stood out in a way that changed Sweden for the better. It may, but must not, mean that the person is known to the public. The key is that the winner has demonstrated independence and originality in a country that likes the coherent and well-adjusted. It is natural if the Swedish person of the year has made enemies, not just friends, because it is difficult to achieve something worth rewarding, without paying a price.

– It is important that the public becomes aware of the progress that has been made and continues to be made in the fight against climate change. I want to encourage everyone to demand their politicians to implement the solutions that actually exist, concludes Thomas Öström.

The prize is awarded by Fokus for the thirteenth year in a row and this year's jury was led by Johan Hakelius, political chief editor of Focus.

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About Climeon
Climeon is a Swedish product company within energy technology. The company's unique technology for heat power – Heat Power – provides sustainable electricity around the clock all year round, in abundance and cheaper than the alternatives, and thus outperforms other types of energy. Climeon aims to become a global leader and the world's number one climate solver. The B share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier. Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399,