Cleantech & Resource Efficiency Fundings: Seed Co. NexSteppe Raises $22M Series C

September 28, 2014

Enterra gets $5M for renewable food & fertilizer; Solar micro inverter maker Enecsys plans IPO; DOE grants for enhancing wind power efficiency and taller turbines; $200M DoD grant...

Cleantech & Resource Efficiency Fundings & Deals Roundup

August 29, 2014

Nuclear energy tech fundings getting hot; Hefty VCs dump $8M into Enevo for waste collection sensoring; Green & Grow absorbs $6M for organic gardening; 3M zaps $5M into Smart Energy...

New Fundings: PACE Financing Company Ygrene Energy Fund Raises $30M

August 19, 2014

Founders Fund invests $2M in Transatomic Power; Suntech invests $25M in Powin Energy; Cathay Pacific Airways invests in Fulcrum BioEnergy; U.S. gov't invests $55M in EV, fuel efficiency...

USDA, EPA to Spark U.S. Biogas Projects, Enhance Economic Viability

August 19, 2014

The United States currently has 2,000 sites producing biogas, and more than 1,000 additional biogas sites could be deployed with proper support, according to a new report.

New Fundings: Beyond Meat Raises Series D Round, Its Largest Yet

August 2, 2014

Inventys closes round to fund deployment of carbon capture; Green Charge Networks secures $56M for energy storage; pressure monitoring startup WheelRight secures $4M; DOE Grants to...

Navigant: Aviation and Marine Biofuels Market Expanding Rapidly

July 15, 2014  |   AUTHOR: Navigant Research  |   TYPE: RESEARCH REPORT

Biofuels will make up 6.1 percent of the United States' aviation and marine fuel market and generate $7.8 billion in revenue by 2024, according a report by Navigant Research. Growth will be driven by a need to hedge rising fuel costs, comply with new emissions regulations, and energy security and combat readiness concerns. Aircraft manufacturers, turbine engine manufacturers, and commercial airlines have partnered in flying more than 600,000 miles powered by biofuels since 2008.

New Fundings: KPCB, Andreessen and First Round Capital put $25M behind San Francisco-based Airware

July 25, 2014

Smart buildings startup CrowdComfort raises $344K of a $1.5M round; Solar thin-film company Solexel moves toward commercial production with $31M; Natural pesticide company TyraTech...

New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

This Week’s CleanTech Industry News Analysis

July 11, 2014

U.S- China cooperate on cleantech deals; major U.S. DOE cleantech investments; new EV battery breakthrough; new milestones for biofuels.

U.S. DOE Invests $100M in New Scientific Research for Energy Breakthroughs

July 11, 2014

New funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) to accelerate scientific breakthroughs in energy production, storage, and use. Some funds will be used to advance promising...