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$200K in Prizes Awarded
Date: Tuesday May 1, 2007
Time: 2:00 – 7:00PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Boston
Description: William A. Swope, Vice President, Director, Corporate Affairs Group, INTEL CORPORATION
Sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum Energy Special Interest Group, the Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) competition began in 2004 to stimulate the growing clean energy industry in New England. It provides start-up clean energy companies and entrepreneurs with the opportunities and resources to develop business skills, network with industry professionals and the chance to attract potential investors. The winners will be awarded a total of $150,000 in cash and services.
ICE 2007 Semifinals Results
Alternative Fuels: Biomass
|Bagazo is a for-benefit organization dedicated to solving the energy needs of the poorest people in the world. Bagazo seeks to facilitate socially-responsible investments in developing countries by creating sustainable businesses that will distribute superior and more environmentally-friendly cooking fuels produced from agricultural waste.|
Blue Sky Green Planet
|Blue Sky Green Planet makes it easy for consumers to address global warming, through our Carbon Free Credit Card, our Green Rewards retail loyalty program, and online sales of carbon offsets, renewable energy and energy efficiency products. Every time consumers use our Carbon Free Credit Card, or shop with merchants in our Green Rewards program, a portion of every sale goes towards carbon offsets. Through our website, customers will learn how to best reduce their own carbon footprints, and invest in products and services to realize their own environmental ambitions.|
Alternative Fuels: BioPropane
|Through commercially feasible, patent-pending technology, C3 BioEnergy will manufacture renewable propane and a hydrogen by-product from biomass feedstocks. Propane is already a 21-billion-gallon-per-year market in the US and is one of the cleanest burning fuels. C3 will be the first to market with a renewable propane fuel, using the only known economically viable route to bio-propane.|
Generation: Microbial Fuel Cells
|To meet the increasing worldwide demand for electricity, we have developed a small, robust and inexpensive electricity generator that harnesses energy from natural fuels. Our patent pending design produces enough energy to power lights, recharge cell phones, and operate telecommunications devices (e.g. radios and wireless routers). Because our technology uses carbon from plant and animal matter, there is no net production of greenhouses gasses. Our technology is very robust, and requires no maintenance for up to five years, and offers consistent performance in a wide variety of environments.|
Fox2 Technologies, Inc.
Efficiency/ Transportation: Fuel Efficiency
|Fox2 Technologies is developing new sensor technology for airplane and trucking operators that improves fuel efficiency by more than 5%, improves profitability, and significantly reduces carbon emissions. We project that the potential annual sales revenue for these technologies exceeds $1 Billion.|
Generation: Solar Cell Installation
|GreenRay is developing a revolutionary product that will transform solar electric systems into a broadly accepted household appliance and help reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Our plug-and-play, solar-electric system will dramatically simplify the design and installation of photovoltaic systems and provide lower cost solar electricity. The $16 billion solar industry is poised for exponential growth with historic growth rates of over 40% during the last 5 years. The potential is tremendous given that solar only provides 0.1% of our electricity today and is a clean, renewable resource.|
Green Buildings & Systems: Efficient Lighting
|LightFace is a technology firm that will manufacture customizable luminescent panels for high-end architectural lighting applications. These panels will use a new technology called organic light emitting devices, or OLEDs, that allow almost any surface to become light-emitting. As a result, LightFaceâ€™s products will represent a paradigm shift in how spaces are lit.|
Generation: Solar Cell Materials
|RSI Silicon is a new energy materials company that has developed a unique ultra-low cost process for making Solar Grade Silicon. They are seeking $7.5M to build a pilot line and R&D facility, followed by a large Silicon plant to produce up to 15,000 tons per year of Si; with over $350M revenue in Year 5, and $200M Net Profit. This is an ultra-disruptive process which provides Solar grade Silicon at a fraction of the cost of current Siemens process plants, with only 10% of the capital cost.|
Generation: Solar Cell Materials
|StarSolar is a provider of breakthrough technology that can substantially decrease the cost of producing solar cells made from thin layers of crystalline silicon. We will either sell our manufacturing technology directly to manufacturers, along the lines of Applied Materialsâ€™ thin-film deposition machines, or lease the technology to partners in pay for use arrangements.|
Wakonda Technologies, Inc.
Generation: Solar Cell Materials
|Wakonda Technologies, Inc. of Fairport, NY produces cost-effective solar photovoltaic (PV) products by combining the highest efficiency solar technology with low cost, roll-to-roll manufacturing processes. These products produce more power per unit area at lower costs than state of the art commercial cells. The flexibility and low weight of Wakondaâ€™s cell technology enables the aesthetic integration of PV into buildings and structures and numerous government applications.|
MAY 14: HIGH LINE DESIGN PRESENTATION WITH JAMES CORNER, FIELD OPERATIONS FREE
James Corner, landscape architect and urban designer, will give a free High Line design preview on May 14. Corner is the founder and director of Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm working with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the design for the High Line. RSVP is required.
This presentation is being held in conjunction with the High Line Festival, curated by David Bowie and running May 9-19. Friends of the High Line is not producing the High Line Festival, but a portion of the proceeds from festival tickets will be donated to FHL.
High Line Design Presentation with James Corner
Monday, May 14
7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue
May 19: West Side Improvement Bike Tour
Architectural historian Matt Postal will lead a bike tour of the sites along the Hudson River waterfront that were part of the West Side Improvement, the massive 1930â€™s public works project that included the High Line. This tour is presented as park of Bike Month NYC. Tour begins at 1:00 PM and space is very limited. RSVP for meeting location.
New York Times: Secret Jardin
From May 14 â€“ May 17, 2007, leaders of municipal governments and international businesses from over thirty world cities will convene in New York City for the second C40 Large Cities Climate Summit. Cities are responsible for three-quarters of the worldâ€™s energy consumption, and as such, the worldâ€™s largest cities have a critical role to play in the reduction of carbon emissions and the reversal of dangerous climate change.
The rabble canâ€™t go to this, but media can. Iâ€™m not sure what the rule is about bloggers as media, but those interested in applying for credentials can do so here. The deadline is May 1st.
City Delegations to be Led by Mayor or Governor
|Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Mayor Birhane Deressa|
|Austin, United States||Mayor Will Winn|
|Bangkok, Thailand||Governor Apirak Kosayodhin|
|Berlin, Germany||Mayor Klaus Wowereit|
|BogotÃ¡, Colombia||Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzon|
|Cairo, Egypt||Governor Abd Elazem Wazir|
|Chicago, United States||Mayor Richard M. Daley|
|Copenhagen, Denmark||Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard|
|Curitiba, Brazil||Mayor Beto Richa|
|Delhi, India||Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit|
|Houston, United States||Mayor Bill White|
|Istanbul, Turkey||Mayor Kadir Topbas|
|Johannesburg, South Africa||Mayor Amos Masondo|
|Karachi, Pakitstan||Mayor Sted Mustafa Kamal|
|Lagos, Nigeria||Governor Bola Tinubu|
|Lima, Peru||Mayor Oscar Castaneda Lossio|
|London, United Kingdom||Mayor Ken Livingstone|
|Los Angeles, United States||Mayor Antonio Villaragoisa|
|Melbourne, Australia||Lord Mayor John So|
|Mexico City, Mexico||Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon|
|Moscow, Russia||Mayor Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov|
|Mumbai, India||Mayor Shubha Umesh Raul|
|New Orleans, United States||Mayor Ray C. Nagin|
|New York, United States||Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg|
|Paris, France||Mayor Bertrand DelanoÃ«|
|Philadelphia, United States||Mayor John Street|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Mayor Cesar Maia|
|Rotterdam, Netherlands||Mayor Ivo Opstelten|
|Salt Lake City, United States||Mayor Rocky Anderson|
|San Francisco, United States||Mayor Gavin Newsom|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil||Mayor Gilberto Kassab|
|Seattle, United States||Mayor Greg Nickels|
|Seoul, South Korea||Mayor Oh Se-hoon|
|Sydney, Australia||Lord Mayor Clover Moore|
|Tokyo, Japan||Governor Shintaro Ishihara|
|Toronto, Canada||Mayor David Miller|
Energy Efficient Multifamily Buildings
A One Day Class for Management, Maintenance, and Fiscal Staff May 9th or May 30th, 2007 :: Genzyme Amphitheater, Cambridge, MA
This class easily translates into a more comfortable building which is less expensive to run!
Session attendees will leave knowing, at minimum:
1. Ten low-cost measures that can begin saving the building owner money tomorrow
2. Simple ways to extend the life of building systems â€¦ a punch list for any property owner
3. Adverse relationships that show up in higher utility bills and how to correct
More Info here (pdf)
Register now for the must attend conference for the renewable energy finance industry
SAVE US$200 – Book by Friday 11 May
The 4th Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street, jointly organized by ACORE and Euromoney Energy Events, will once again provide a unique forum to network with over 600 senior level industry and financial players.
With 180+ people confirming their attendance just over the previous month, REFF-Wall Street 2007 is set to further consolidate its leading position as the renewable energy finance conference for all major players.
View the Current Attendee List by Company
The US renewable energy sector is incredibly dynamic, growing rapidly, and taking on increasing importance as further emphasis is being placed on this increasingly important energy sector as carbon constraints make their presence ever more keenly felt.
The conference will feature evaluation of the most interesting and landmark deals of 2006 and early 2007, plus detailed analysis of the most strategic opportunities in renewable energy finance and investment. It will also focus on where key investment opportunities are likely to arise over the next five years, and analysis of the latest policy drivers and new opportunities in carbon finance and energy efficiency, as these factors become increasingly important drivers of the industry going forward.
The agenda will feature keynote addresses from:
* Alexander “Andy” Karsner, Assistant Secretary for EERE, U.S. Department of Energy
* Marcel Brenninkmeijer, Chief Executive Officer, Good Energies Inc.
Plus CEO level speakers including:
* Alex Urquhart, President and CEO, GE Energy Financial Services
* Steve Westwell, Chief Executive Officer, BP Alternative Energy
* Alf Bjorseth, Chairman, Scatec AS
* Christine Ervin, President, Christine Ervin/Company
* Michael J. Ahearn, CEO and Chairman, First Solar
* Paul Gaynor, President & CEO, UPC Wind Management
* Per Hornung Pedersen, Group President, International Business, Suzlon Energy AS
* Thomas H. Werner, Chief Executive Officer, SunPower Corporation
* Dr. Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, Chief Executive Officer, Motech Solar
And senior level representatives from major financial players giving vital insights on their investment and financing strategies for the renewable energy industry, including:
â€¢ Goldman Sachs â€¢ Morgan Stanley â€¢ CalPERS â€¢ Winslow Management Company â€¢ Credit Suisse â€¢ Lehman Brothers â€¢ UBS Investment Bank â€¢ Citigroup â€¢ Dexia Credit Local â€¢ Nth Power LLC â€¢ Generation Investment Management â€¢ Marathon Capital â€¢ Impax Asset Management â€¢ Babcock & Brown â€¢ VantagePoint Venture Partners â€¢
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