Cleantech Insights Archive

11 Apr 2014

Opower’s growth: an interview w/ SVP @roderickmorris

On May 21-22, Opower and Cleantech Group are co-hosting the New Utility Business Model Summit. It’s no question that the utility industry is increasingly shaped by higher customer expectations, expanding deployment of distributed energy generation, and ambitious
4 Apr 2014

This Deal Matters: Cool Planet Energy Systems Closes Series D Funding; Corporates Bet on Advanced Biofuel and Rising Activities in Asia

Cool Planet Energy Systems, the Colorado-based developer of advanced drop-in fuels and biochar, announced a $ 50.7 million investment and the closing of the company’s $ 100 million Series D growth equity round. Cool Planet’s latest investors
26 Mar 2014

This Deal Matters: LanzaTech Raises $60 Million; Corporate Investors Committed to Technology Innovations

LanzaTech, the Illinois-based technology developer of waste gas fermentation to liquid fuels and chemicals, announced it has raised $ 60 million in its first close of Series D growth equity round. Mitsui & Co., a leading Japanese
7 Mar 2014

Sugar Water: The Next Big Feedstock?

Feedstock is a critical but costly step in the production of Biofuels & Biochemicals that has imposed as a bottleneck to the entire industry. According to Cleantech Group’s i3 Platform, we have seen increasing investment and partnership
6 Mar 2014

Interview with Jonathan Rhone, President & CEO of Axine Water Technologies

What is Axine’s Genesis story? Axine was founded by Colleen Legzdins, a Ph.D. materials engineer with a deep history in the electrochemical industry who was most recently with Ballard Material Products and Ballard Power Systems (our leading
6 Mar 2014

Khosla Ventures: Exploring Decentralization at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014

On March 11-13, Cleantech Group is hosting the largest and longest running Cleantech forum in the world, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014. This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive development program along
28 Feb 2014

Web-Based Recycling: a Consumer-Centric Approach to Waste

The cleanweb theme has received positive attention from venture capital and corporate investors in its innovating business model of connecting cleantech innovation with the web. Recall Cleantech Group’s Cleanweb and the City event (and associated White Paper),
27 Feb 2014

yerdle: Exploring Decentralization at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014

On March 11-13, Cleantech Group is hosting the largest and longest running Cleantech forum in the world, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014. This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive development program along
25 Feb 2014

Wanxiang’s Purchase of Fisker Highlights Increasing Chinese Cross-Border Investment

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved Wanxiang Group’s bid for Fisker Automotive last Tuesday. The deal was a combination offer of cash and equity worth $ 150 million. Rather than simply incorporating the intellectual property and assets of Fisker into Wanxiang’s
21 Feb 2014

Big Data Meets Ag at our Power Breakfast

On February 14, Cleantech Group, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati hosted a Power Breakfast focused on Agriculture & Food. Conversation starters from Monsanto Ventures, Khosla Ventures, AgFunder, OnFarm, and Grundfos, along with over