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Khosla Ventures invests $50 million in KiOR, a biofuels maker

News   •   Oct 05, 2013 17:07 BST

The cleantech space produced several new financing rounds, partnerships, and acquisitions last week. According to Cleantech Insights blog, Khosla Ventures made a new investment in a biofuels maker, KiOR.

China - Investment in Cleantech

China - Investment in Cleantech

News   •   Oct 05, 2013 16:57 BST

Cleantech Group’s i3 platform tracks over 1000 Chinese cleantech companies with detailed investment and partnership history.

Ductor Announce Industrial Scale Application for Biogas Producers

Ductor Announce Industrial Scale Application for Biogas Producers

News   •   Sep 11, 2013 19:14 BST

Ductor's technology enables removal of ammonia from organic material in early stages of biogas production. This optimizes the process and minimizes the related reject water costs, leading to greater efficiency and cost reduction.

Ductor Corp - Biotechnology  for Energy and Food Production

Ductor Corp - Biotechnology for Energy and Food Production

News   •   Sep 06, 2013 09:24 BST

Founded in 2009 in Helsinki, Finland, Ductor Corp. has its own proprietary/patented technology to produce ammonia and phosphates 100 % biologically from recycled materials (eg. food waste, animal by-products)

Finland's Innovations in Cleantech

Finland's Innovations in Cleantech

News   •   Sep 06, 2013 09:06 BST

Finland has a strong cluster of cleantech, biogas and waste management companies and organisations. Below are a few examples of these, based on recent interviews in CCTV, China's state tv.

Shifting Global Investments to Clean Energy

Shifting Global Investments to Clean Energy

News   •   Jul 31, 2013 10:38 BST

Among others, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's investment firm, is increasing its investments in clean energy. An important development, as global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high in 2012. There are more than 1.2 billion people worldwide still without access to electricity. The global middle class is booming & energy demand is expected to grow by one-third by 2035.

Kiki Tidwell, Cleantech Angel Investor

News   •   Jul 29, 2013 10:01 BST

Kiki Tidwell, a cleantech angel investor talking with Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability.

Cleantech Investors Are Not Just VC Firms

Cleantech Investors Are Not Just VC Firms

News   •   Jul 21, 2013 14:03 BST

According to Cleantech Group, corporate investments in innovative cleantech firms are increasing. Corporate acquisition teams log on to assist their innovation sourcing efforts. In addition to capturing data like revenue, paid-in capital, sector, and location. -Despite the summer recess, Ductor Corp is now fundraising to drive its global growth and commercialization.

Dow Jones: Cleantech VC investments vs. Media Coverage

News   •   Jul 20, 2013 10:54 BST

Dow Jones has published a global comparison for period 2007-2012 between the number of venture-backed clean technology deals and the number of articles discussing cleantech, by industry and by region The data does not match! See details below.

A Building Powred by Algae Growth

News   •   Jul 20, 2013 10:38 BST

A new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, looks like a modern structure and has some of the latest technology - a vertical algae farm. The designers of the US$ 6.58 million building, which rely entirely on renewable energy, promise that their pioneering energy system will harvest fast-growing algae to create biofuel, produce heat, shade the building (David Wallis, NY Times).

San Diego is the Algae Mecca

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 10:43 BST

Cellana - Neste Oil deal to encourage peers

Photosynthesizing algae

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 10:27 BST

Daily Tech blog (by Jason Mick) 28 June 2013.

Top 10 Cleantech Leaders of New York

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 10:16 BST

During the energy week in New York, Greentech Media has published a list of 10 top cleantech leaders in NY. The list includes Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director of SJF Ventures.

Jim Balsillie to Lead Canada Clean Tech Fund (Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg 25 June 2013)

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 10:01 BST

Former longtime Research in Motion Ltd. BB.T Chief Executive Jim Balsillie is taking on a leadership role with a Canadian government-run clean technology fund. The Ottawa-based fund has invested 592 million Canadian dollars ($565 million) in 245 projects since it was founded in 2001. The Canadian government recently allocated C$325 million over eight years to the fund.

CO2 Consuming Algae

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 09:40 BST

The Wall Street Journal 25 June 2013 "CO2-Consuming Algae: Ally for Emitters in New Era of Regulation" USA introduces new environmental regulations to reduce CO2 emissions creating significant opportunities for partnering.

Could "Urban Algae" offer a promising new direction for some Algae Producers?

News   •   Jun 12, 2013 20:45 BST

Following the recent Exxon decision to pull the plug on its biofuels R & D program, this editorial in Greentech Efficiency studies some interesting options for algae producers. Check out eg. Origin Oil, Grow Energy and Ductor Corp

Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel

News   •   May 31, 2013 15:12 BST

Aruvian Research, an India based company, have published a comprehensive piece of algae research, available for purchase through Research and Markets in Dublin. Companies included in the report are mainly American. Other innovative algae technology firms should be considered, such as Ductor Corp, Finland and SEE Algae Technology, Austria

New cleantech fund

News   •   May 31, 2013 14:50 BST

According to McKinsey & Co estimates, "meeting the future demand for steel, water, agricultural products and energy would require roughly US$ 3 tn average capital investment per year". This is US$ 1 tn more than spent in recent history. In 2012, Scott Jacobs, the leader of McKinsey's global cleantech practice, left to set-up EFW Partners, an investment fund that focuses on green solutions.

Vinod Khosla - Mr Cleantech won't back down

News   •   May 31, 2013 14:29 BST

According to editorial in Wall Street Journal 29 May, Vinod Khosla, is sticking with the cleantech sector investments. Other leading VC investors in cleantech include Kleiner Perkins. Both companies are based in California. It's interesting to note that strategic corporate investors are moving in now.

UK clean tech start-ups invited to take part in trade missions to Brazil and Colorado

News   •   May 22, 2013 08:38 BST

Clean tech start-ups are invited to join the UK Trade and Investment backed entrepreneur missions to Brazil and Colorado. The application period starts on 20.5. for Colorado and on 3.6. for Brazil. The trips take place in early November (Brazil) and early December (Colorado).