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April 2, 2019
CleanTech leaders to gather in Seattle from across the nation and world
CleanTech Alliance is announcing the sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24—this year with participation from outside North America. For the first time ever, in partnership with the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB), the Showcase will feature a second day innovation workshop dedicated to advancing cooperative energy projects across the west and with the federal government. The Showcase - will be especially important this year in light of proposed legislation to support Washington state’s transition to carbon-neutral energy by 2030 and carbon-free energy by 2045. The Showcase helps link policy, applied and basic research, and technology development to achieve a cleaner economy and environment locally and globally.

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March 29, 2019
NW cleantech accelerator gets Toyota foundation backing, seeks applicants
Source: Pete Danko, Portland Business Journal, March 29 The Toyota Mobility Foundation is backing the Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator’s 2019 program as lead sponsor, a $25,000 commitment. The move comes as Cascadia — a collaboration between Portland-based Vertue Lab (formerly Oregon BEST) and Seattle-based CleanTech Alliance — takes applications through April 17 for the 15-week accelerator. The Toyota foundation […]

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March 26, 2019
Podcast: Building a Business Around Cleantech Innovation—with Tom Ranken
Source: Nori.com/podcast, March 26 The Pacific Northwest boasts several world-class research institutions, making the region a hub for cleantech R&D. But how do you move from the lab to the marketplace, building a business around your new innovation? What government programs are available to help your startup gain traction early on? And what industry associations […]

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Member News

May 14, 2019
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member – Clay Norris, Tacoma Power
Clay Norris was selected as Tacoma Power’s Power Management Officer in 2015.  Clay’s responsibilities include operation of Tacoma Power’s hydroelectric generating projects, resource planning, marketing and selling wholesale power, energy research and development, distributed energy resource development, voluntary renewable power program, energy efficiency services, and electrification efforts. Clay has more than 30 years of utility […]

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May 8, 2019
Swedish boatbuilder Dynalift invites IntelliJet’s Jeff Jordan to visit their operations in Sweden.
Source: IntelliJet Marine, May 4 After many online conversations with Swedish boatbuilder Dynalift, Jeff accepted an invitation to visit their operations in Sweden. Dynalift: http://www.dynaliftpowerboats.se/eng_index.htm The two companies have signed a Letter of Intent to develop and market Dynalift boats with IntelliJet propulsion and have agreed on an initial product design. We look forward to bringing high-performance boats with small carbon […]

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April 24, 2019
State support helps add Cruise to growing list of autonomous vehicle companies in Washington
Source: Penny Thomas, Washington Department of Commerce, April 23 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today confirmed that Cruise, an autonomous vehicle (AV) company, plans to open an office in Bellevue, adding to a growing list of nearly two dozen AV technology firms in Washington state. A $200,000 grant from the governor’s economic development […]

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April 23, 2019
Beta Hatch wins top Flywheel prize, $185,000 in funding
Source: Reilly Kneedler, Wenatchee World, April 22 Beta Hatch, the Cashmere-bound insect producer, took home the Flywheel Investment Conference’s top prize and $185,000 in funding on Thursday. Beta Hatch won the grand prize of $105,000, an additional $25,000 in funding, and was voted the audience favorite, which came with a $5,000 cash award, according to press […]

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April 19, 2019
Chemours Announces Strategic Partnership with UET to Address Renewable Energy Storage Challenge
Source: The Chemours Company, April 18 The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in fluoroproducts, today announced a strategic partnership with UniEnergy Technology LLC (UET), a redox flow battery (RFB) manufacturer headquartered in Mukilteo, Washington. With their long run time, maintaining full storage capacity over 20 years, scalability […]

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Public Policy

May 16, 2019
Jay Inslee Announces Climate Mission Agenda, Part II
Washington Governor and Presidential candidate Jay Inslee has announced the second major piece of his Climate Mission Agenda: The Evergreen Economy Plan. The plan is a “comprehensive vision to build a clean energy economy that will create 8 million good jobs during the next 10 years. The plan catalyzes roughly $9 trillion of investment — with […]

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May 10, 2019
King County is the nation’s first local government to offer a certified carbon credit program that protects local forests
Source: Chad Lewis, KingCounty.gov, May 9 The county’s new Forest Carbon Program offers local companies the opportunity to offset a portion of their carbon emissions within King County where their employees and their families can explore and enjoy the protected forests in both urban and rural communities. “We are making it possible for local companies to help […]

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May 7, 2019
Commerce launches “ScaleUp” program to help small businesses grow
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 6 OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business Innovation, has launched ScaleUp, a new program designed to help established small businesses achieve financial mastery, operational efficiency and marketing expertise necessary to expand. Patterned after the Thurston center’s highly successful […]

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May 7, 2019
Gasoline Vehicle Phaseout Advances Around The World
Source: Coltura, May 6 Here are the latest advances by various countries and the United States for a gasoline phaseout related to vehicles: Non-U.S. Countries (and a province) 1.    British Columbia: legislation introduced to ban sales of new gasoline cars by 2040 2.    Denmark: plans to ban gasoline vehicles by 2030, and hybrids by 2035 3.    Egypt: working […]

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Opportunities

May 10, 2019
King County is the nation’s first local government to offer a certified carbon credit program that protects local forests
Source: Chad Lewis, KingCounty.gov, May 9 The county’s new Forest Carbon Program offers local companies the opportunity to offset a portion of their carbon emissions within King County where their employees and their families can explore and enjoy the protected forests in both urban and rural communities. “We are making it possible for local companies to help […]

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May 7, 2019
Commerce launches “ScaleUp” program to help small businesses grow
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 6 OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business Innovation, has launched ScaleUp, a new program designed to help established small businesses achieve financial mastery, operational efficiency and marketing expertise necessary to expand. Patterned after the Thurston center’s highly successful […]

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May 3, 2019
DOE Announces $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Source: Department of Energy, May 3 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This funding supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure. “At DOE, we are […]

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April 26, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Source: The Department of Energy, April 23 The U.S. Department of Energy announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2019 Funding Opportunity (FOA) for up to $47 million for innovative technologies to make energy more affordable. Residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the Nation’s total energy demand and about […]

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