July 13, 2018
2018 Showcase Recap: WSU Solar Technology
Guest Contributor Andrew Braddock, Washington State University In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity was solar power, second only to natural gas. The capacity is predicted to double over the next 5 years. Washington State University researchers are developing a photovoltaic material that could be more cost effective and efficient than current materials. […]

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July 13, 2018
2018 Showcase Recap: National Energy Technology Lab
Guest Contributor Andrew Braddock, Washington State University  Rare earth elements (REE) comprise 17 elements from the periodic table, and provide significant value to technology, national security, and economic growth. These elements are used in cell phones, hybrid engines, lasers, and medical devices just to name a few. There is a high demand for these elements […]

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July 13, 2018
2018 Showcase Recap: Pacific Marine Energy Center
Guest Contributor: Andrew Braddock, Washington State University The Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) convenes some of the best minds working to cost-effectively harness energy from the ocean. The technologies they are developing and supporting convert power from waves, temperature, tide, and the most developed technology, off-shore wind. Brian Polagye, director of the center and University […]

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July 10, 2018
Showcase Recap: Recycling Electronic Devices
Guest Contributor: Andrew Braddock, Washington State University The average U.S. Family has 24 electronic devices. With rapidly changing technology, these devices are increasingly becoming obsolete. When thrown away, 40% of electronics go into a recycling stream outside of the U.S., and the rest end up in a landfill. In addition to containing electronic material that […]

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July 6, 2018
Showcase Recap: E8 Summer Showcase and Reverse Pitch
Guest Contributor Lisa Shmulyan, Student, University of Pennsylvania  During the E8 Summer Showcase portion of the CleanTech Innovation Showcase, nine cleantech companies presented two-minute pitches to an audience of 350 attendees. The start-ups ranged from Impact Bionergy, which manufactures portable bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into energy bio fertilizer, to Green Canopy, a construction […]

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July 6, 2018
How to Wake the Frog: Tom Rand’s Showcase Keynote
Guest Contributor Kristin Brown, Master’s of Public Administration student, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Government During the 2018 CleanTech Innovation Showcase lunch, several hundred people were enthralled by speaker Tom Rand, managing partner at ArcTern Ventures and well-known cleantech investor, advisor, and entrepreneur. During his presentation, Rand primarily discussed his book […]

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April 30, 2018
Waking the Frog: Investor Tom Rand Keynotes Showcase
The latest speaker to join the 2018 CleanTech Innovation Showcase line up is venture capitalist Tom Rand. Rand is managing partner at ArcTern Ventures, as well as a well-known cleantech investor, advisor, speaker, author and entrepreneur.

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July 7, 2017
easyXAFS Delivers Benchtop-Ready X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure
CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Recap: easyXAFS By Nick Montoni CleanTech Alliance Contributor Dr. Devon Mortensen, CEO and cofounder of easyXAFS, wants you to know that the days of waiting years and years to use a synchrotron x-ray source are coming to an end. easyXAFS (XAFS stands for X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) is a company […]

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July 7, 2017
IntelliJet Introduces Fuel Efficient Smart Boats to Curb Emissions
CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Recap: IntelliJet Marine By Nick Montoni CleanTech Alliance Contributor Jeff Jordan, President of IntelliJet Marine, detailed the IntelliJet Smart Boat at the CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2017. Recreational boating is currently plagued by a whole slew of problems. Surprisingly, recreational boating contributes to 1% of U.S. CO2 emissions. By 2040 it […]

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