FloraPluse Chosen As Sustainability Innovation Of the Year

FloraPluse Chosen As Sustainability Innovation Of the Year

Davis-based water use efficiency company FloraPulse received the award as the best innovation in the sustainability category, one of six categories at this year’s ceremony on November 1. FloraPulse has developed a compact technology to measure water stress in orchard...
Breakthroughs in Long-Duration Energy Storage?

Breakthroughs in Long-Duration Energy Storage?

One of the biggest challenges for building an electricity system based entirely on renewable has been the problem of what to do to protect the system in the rare situation where a big transmission line goes down or a big source of generation is suddenly taken off-line...
The Story and the Pitch: Straight Talk From Josh David Miller

The Story and the Pitch: Straight Talk From Josh David Miller

In coaching clean tech startups, the most frequent question we get is “What should I say in my pitch?” We have our standard guidelines and examples, but nobody explains it better than our friend Josh David Miller. Josh has reviewed over 500 pitches of small early...
Battery Game-Changer LiCAP Chosen as Regional Innovation of the Year

Battery Game-Changer LiCAP Chosen as Regional Innovation of the Year

The overall Innovation of the year award accepted by Katharina Gerber, VP Business Development for LiCAP The manufacturer of a revolutionary new dry electrode technology, LiCAP Technologies was presented with the overall Innovation of the Year Award at the Tuesday...
OpenGrants: Building Relationships is a Key Strategy

OpenGrants: Building Relationships is a Key Strategy

On our November 1 Perspectives webcast, CEO Sedale Turbovsky (www.opengrants.io) gave a master class in how best to win grants to advance your clean tech ideas. His main point was that success depends on investing in building relationships with the granting agencies...
Breakthroughs in Offshore Wind Energy Costs Coming?

Breakthroughs in Offshore Wind Energy Costs Coming?

A Boston startup, T-Omega Wind, is challenging the conventional wisdom about how best to capture the potential for offshore windfarms by focusing on a radical new way to design floating platforms.  Their goal is to drop the costs of offshore wind 70-80%.  The trend in...
Soar Optics Improving the Rapid Detection of Harmful Microplastics

Soar Optics Improving the Rapid Detection of Harmful Microplastics

You can pretty well see plastics trash everywhere you look.  That’s a recognized and growing problem.  Until recently what has been overlooked is the hazard posed to human health from the plastic trash you don’t see—particles so small they are hard to see without a...
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...

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