April 2012 Cleantech Innovations NE awards early stage support service awards to Boston-based Dynamo Micropower ($20K) and Solid Energy ($20K) through a partnership with the MIT Clean Energy Prize.
June 2012 Cleantech Innovations NE awards early stage support service award to Altaeros ($20K) through a partnership with the CTSI Utility Challenge.
November 2012 Cleantech Innovations NE makes awards to Black Island Wind Turbine of Springfield, MA, a manufacturer of ruggedized small wind turbines ($50K); and Visolis Inc. of Cambridge, MA, a transitional research company creating green chemicals ($50K) as part of the 2012 Winner of Winners competition.
October 2012 Cleantech Innovations NE makes awards to Cleantech Open Northeast semi-finalists Boston-based Energy Intelligence ($20K) and Maine-based Pelletco ($15K).
Cleantech Innovations New England is adding additional service awards of up to $130,000 to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) $1M InnovateMass demonstration program. Cleantech Innovations New England worked closely with the US Environmental Protection Agency to identify a pressing regional water challenge that may be addressed with innovative and commercially viable solutions. This challenge seeks technologies that offer long-term, resilient, and market-based solutions to the problem of nutrient pollution caused by insufficient wastewater treatment in coastal areas.
In May 2012, the Institute convened the Offshore Wind Task Force to explore opportunities and barriers to offshore wind development. The Task Force identified project financing as the primary barrier to industry growth. Working with the NECEC policy team, the Task Force developed recommendations for a coordinated aggregated procurement process that would encourage large offshore wind projects in New England. The final report will be published in January 2013.
The Institute is partnering with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission to advance the adoption of new sustainability technologies by corporate users. This initiative will create a forum for corporate sustainability professionals to interface with cutting edge technologies from clean energy service and technology providers.
Cleantech Innovations New England Cluster Analysis commences.
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