Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Clean Energy Alliance And U.S. Department Of Energy Launch Partnership To Support Commercialization Of Clean Energy Technologies

Abstract:
$1.2 million grant will provide services to small businesses to enhance success through CEA's network of incubators

Clean Energy Alliance And U.S. Department Of Energy Launch Partnership To Support Commercialization Of Clean Energy Technologies

Denver, CO & Albany, NY | Posted on October 21st, 2010

Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA), the national association of clean energy business incubators, announced today, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 23rd Industry Growth Forum, the formation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership. With the support of a $1.2 million grant of American Resource and Recovery Act funds, the Clean Energy Alliance, through its nationwide incubator membership, will provide a complete range of services to U.S. small businesses that are developing and pursuing the commercialization of clean energy technologies. The services will include technical support, business planning, finance and banking, legal and accounting, marketing, communications, outreach, networking and accessing capital.

Companies identified by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will be screened and matched with CEA member incubators. Incubators accepting companies into their programs will receive financial support from the grant funds. After one year, the results will be evaluated with the expectation that progress towards commercialization will be evident, similar to what has been achieved by CEA members over the past decade. CEA will connect selected small businesses to potential private and strategic investors.

"We are thrilled to work with the Department of Energy in this manner, and expect to demonstrate the value of utilizing incubators as a primary route to commercialization for entrepreneurial companies in the clean energy technology development space," said James F. Groelinger, CEA's Executive Director. He continued: "The Clean Energy Alliance has demonstrated remarkable results previously, with a nominal DOE grant, while operating as a loosely organized group. As a result of this program, cross-fertilization of best practices and the implementation of novel enhancements will enable us to significantly advance the state of the art in clean energy technology commercialization. We're aiming to incubate up to 75 companies, with a wide range of technologies, in this Partnership. Preference will be given to companies that received SBIR Phase I support and that applied for, but did not receive, SBIR Phase II support."

Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Past Chair of the Clean Energy Alliance, Professor and Head of Nanoengineering at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), and Director of CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC), said: "CEA, UAlbany NanoCollege, and all of CEA's members look forward to partnering with DOE to accelerate the development and deployment of emerging clean energy technologies by supporting the critical commercialization roadmap for small businesses. This collaboration takes on added importance with the growing impact of nanotechnology-enabled innovations, as well as the vital need to address technology demonstration, market validation, and financing challenges so that new and existing enterprises can succeed in the rapidly expanding green economy."

Charles Russomanno, Program Manager of the new DOE SBIR Phase III Xlerator Program, commented: "U.S. small technology companies often face a myriad of challenges on the path to commercialization. In partnering with CEA, DOE hopes to expand its reach in helping such clean-tech firms through CEA's nationwide network of business incubators that have strong ties to universities, local and state economic development agencies, and the investment and services communities. Success here equates to saving existing and creating new U.S. manufacturing jobs, enhancing energy security, and increasing U.S. competitiveness in a fierce and rapidly changing global economy."

####

About Clean Energy Alliance
The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA), established in 2000 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is an alliance of leading business incubators dedicated to providing business and financial services tailored to the needs of the clean energy community. Current CEA member incubators are located in California (Environmental Business Cluster, San Jose and CleanStart/McClellan Technology Incubator, McClellan), New Mexico (Technology Ventures Corporation, Albuquerque), Texas (ATI Clean Energy Incubator, Austin), Kansas (Enterprise Center of Johnson County, Lenexa), Alabama (Biztech, Huntsville and Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Mobile), Florida (Technological Research and Development Authority, Melbourne) Georgia (Georgia Institute of Technology-Venture Lab, Atlanta), Virginia (National Institute for the Commercialization of Clean Energy, Blackstone), New Jersey (Rutgers Eco-complex, Bordentown), and New York (Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center, Albany).

For more information, please click here

Contacts:

Copyright © Clean Energy Alliance

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid July 29th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Lonely atoms, happily reunited July 29th, 2016

Jobs

SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building November 20th, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE Announces Milestone as M+W Group Opens U.S. Headquarters at Albany Nanotech Complex and Research Alliance Begins $105M Solar Power Initiative October 20th, 2015

Global Engineering Firm DPS to Establish U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at SUNY Poly CNSE and Create 56 New Jobs Under STARTUP-NY Initiative October 6th, 2015

SUNY Poly Announces Joint Development Agreement with INFICON to Establish Cutting Edge R&D Partnership Supporting New York State’s Rapidly Expanding Nanoelectronics Industry September 23rd, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities July 28th, 2016

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments July 28th, 2016

Announcements

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis July 29th, 2016

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid July 29th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Lonely atoms, happily reunited July 29th, 2016

Environment

Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water July 28th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds July 19th, 2016

Researchers improve catalyst efficiency for clean industries: Method reduces use of expensive platinum July 8th, 2016

Energy

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up: New understanding of concrete’s properties could increase lifetime of the building material, decrease emissions July 25th, 2016

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use July 21st, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

Research partnerships

Lonely atoms, happily reunited July 29th, 2016

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity: New chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries July 26th, 2016

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene July 26th, 2016

Quantum drag:University of Iowa physicist says current in one iron magnetic sheet can create quantized spin waves in another, separate sheet July 22nd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic