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Winners Of Cleantech Open Awards Announced

The winners of the Cleantech Open awards were recently announced in the categories of Global Ideas and Global Cleantech Innovation, Sustainability, Technology, Water, and Alumnus, as well as one for the National Accelerator.

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The winners and their awards are:

  • Tank Utility of Boston – The National Accelerator Grand Prize of $200,000
  • SmartCharge of Matthews, N.C. – the National Sustainability Award
  • AseptoRay of Israel – the Global Ideas Competition
  • Khaya Power of South Africa – the Grand Prize in the Global Cleantech Innovation Program
  • Vartega – the National Emerging Technology award
  • Viroment – the National Water Award
  • Free The Seed – the Global Alumnus Award

“Today, we celebrate a breathtaking decade of growth that has seen both national and global expansion. True to form, this year’s startups reflect our reach: they represent a broad range of technologies, startup maturity levels, and geographies. The Cleantech Open has incredible momentum, and we are looking forward to expanding our impact over the coming decade of cleantech innovation,” explained Cleantech Open Executive Director Ian Foraker.

Tank Utility makes a smart monitor to help manage propane tank levels for efficiency. The company also makes secure mobile and web applications that help fuel suppliers reduce costs. Its award includes a $100,000 investment and another $100,000 worth of in-kind benefits and services.

SmartCharge makes an energy-efficient LED light bulb that can provide four hours of battery backup during a power outage. It has a rechargeable battery that charges during normal use, and is 40 watts equivalent.

AseptoRay of Israel created technology that increases energy efficiency by reducing the energy required for pasteurization. It does this by deactivating bacteria in liquids.

Khaya Power of South Africa makes a cookstove that uses biomass to generate heat and power, to replace dangerous technology like paraffin stoves, charcoal stoves, and wood-burning fires.

Vartega is located in Colorado and has created a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) recycling process.

Viroment created technology that processes municipal wastewater sludge and makes reusable water and an energy pellet used as an alternative to coal.

Free the Seed created a bio-enzymatic technology that could replace fossil-based polystyrene and other packaging.

The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization and the largest cleantech accelerator in the world. Over 1,000 startups have participated in its annual accelerator and mentorship program since 2005. They also have raised over $1.2 billion and created many jobs. Several of the program’s alumni have raised over $25 million each.

Image Credit: Cleantech Open

 
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