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EV Innovation Right in Our Backyard

EV Innovation Right in Our Backyard

On September 27, we held an in-person MeetUp at the California Auto Museum with three speakers talking about their work in manufacturing vehicles and improving their designs from bases here in our region.   First to speak was Jacob Panachaveettil, an engineer with...
IRA is an Investment in Battery Innovation

IRA is an Investment in Battery Innovation

Among many things, the inflation reduction act (IRA) is a big investment into our domestic battery production.  To get the details, you can read about the IRA from Moss Adams here.  Here is what has us the most excited: The establishment of a $27 billion Greenhouse...
LiCAP Technologies Developing a Game-Changing Electrode Material

LiCAP Technologies Developing a Game-Changing Electrode Material

A Rancho Cordova-based innovator is poised to make a big contribution to lowering lithium ion battery costs and improving their performance.  LiCAP Technologies is working on an “activated dry electrode” that is significantly better than the wet slurries now used. ...
Quality of Life & The Grid

Quality of Life & The Grid

Right now, the energy transition is focusing on the Grid. It is where the ZEV, building, industry and generation all meet. It is also where there will be future jobs. Jobs with Heating and Cooling, Electricians, Plumbing and more. Jobs connecting EVs and retrofitting...
A Friendly New Lender for Climate Tech Companies

A Friendly New Lender for Climate Tech Companies

Our friend Sedale Turbovsky at OpenGrants did a web interview with Dmitry Gershenson of Enduring Planet recently to highlight the increased availability of loans to build your company.  Enduring Planet is a much different lender than a bank because they understand...
California Sunlight Finds a Niche

California Sunlight Finds a Niche

In the same year CleanStart was founded, Bing Gu founded his startup, California Sunlight.  Bing and his team were always coming up with solar-based products that others had overlooked and built a business around that.  The early years were lean, but now Bing has some...
Added Insights From 2022 Progress Report

Added Insights From 2022 Progress Report

In response to requests for more discussion on the results of our latest survey of the regional core clean tech cluster, we held a Zoom call on June 23.  Here are some of the points we covered: The increase in jobs and opportunities here is making the area much more...
Water From Thin Air:  A New Frontier?

Water From Thin Air:  A New Frontier?

It is hard to tell whether sustainable energy or water shortages will be the biggest crisis in the future, but both are big. We have been watching for any new ideas to deal with water shortages. The standard approaches of desalination continue to be the dominant...

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