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Irrigation, Construction Ideas Take Top Prizes at 2013 Cleantech Open Global Forum

The latest ideas in asphalt paving and concrete reinforcement were second only to an idea that saves water on farms. Agriculture was a theme this year, with four of seven winning companies involved in some aspect of farming.

Brainy Motors Promise Big Leap in Energy Efficiency

Electric motors are everywhere, consuming more electricity than any other single use. Startup company HEVT hopes to change that. Continue reading

Innovative appliance motor cleans up in national competition

HEVT electric motor parts

The Grand Prize winner’s invention may power your next washing machine. Seven cleantech startups take home trophies and cash from the 2012 Cleantech Open. Continue reading

Cleantech Open Announces 2012 Finalists

If the cleantech sector has an Academy Awards, the Cleantech Open is it. Cleantech startups from around North America are gathering this week to learn which lucky teams will represent their regions in the national Cleantech Open business competition in November, 2012. Denis DuBois attended the Pacific Northwest region’s judging and awards party in Portland, Oregon, to get a taste of the action. (Includes a complete list of 2012 national finalists.) Continue reading