Although vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) have the potential to be “the next big thing” that would enable economical storage of wind and solar energy, there are no existing or planned utility-scale installations after more than 25 years of development. One small venture capital-funded private company, Prudent Energy Corporation, is leading development.
Although the Obama Administration and many environmental organizations are diametrically opposed on the potential of “clean coal” and carbon capture and storage (CCS), venture capitalists are funding companies with a range of CCS technologies.
Here are four venture-funded companies at the leading edge of “clean coal”: Calera Corporation, Novomer Inc., Akermin, Inc., and GreatPoint Energy.
When sales projections are rosy and share prices of publicly traded companies are booming (EBOOM CAPITAL July 29), venture capitalists invested in private companies rub their hands together and think about strategies to convert their positions to ca
In the first of my three-part interview with CEO Russ McMeekin of Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI), McMeekin discusses his background, the mission of SCI and the Regenerative Network.
ROBERT GLUCK: What is your background and how did you arrive at Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI)?
With some analysts estimating the global cleantech market to hit $2 trillion by 2030, one has to wonder which countries are the big players. Shawn Lesser of Sustainable World Capital explains who they are and why--and some might come as a surprise.
India-based Husk Power Systems (HPS) provides power to thousands of rural people in a financially sustainable, scalable, environmentally friendly, and profitable manner. With its proprietary technology cost-effectively converting rice husks into electricity, HPS continues to garner attention globally.