Cleantech Innovations
Making a Global Impact

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A positive shift begins with innovation. The most promising cleantech companies today bring products and processes with great potential. When they have guidance and resources, they realize this potential and make notable environmental and social strides.

With the right support from VertueLab and our partners, their technologies will successfully reach the market—and customers will purchase and deploy these cleantech products and processes. The result? Fewer emissions, cleaner water and air, food security, preserved habitat, stable global climate, and improved quality of life foreveryone. The growth and success of these new products and companies moves us closer to a future where everyone can survive and thrive.

 
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Featured Companies:

 

Columbia Green Technologies

Columbia Green Technologies is a pioneering manufacturer of vegetative green roof systems. Their products create beautiful urban habitat while simultaneously serving as an engineered storm water management system to protect rivers and streams from toxic urban runoff.  Columbia Green’s green roofs have been installed on hundreds of buildings, including: hospitals, libraries, apartments, and office buildings. It provides a wildlife habitat in urban environments. Columbia Green also treats and retains stormwater before it enters storm sewers and heads to contaminated waterways, like the Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay. This product is an important tool in creating sustainable urban environments.

 

 

ESS

ESS is a leading innovator in the large scale energy storage systems that enable the transformation of electrical grids to the widespread use of renewable generation from solar and wind. Their redox flow batteries feature their non-toxic, non-hazardous, completely recyclable iron-based electrolyte for safe, reliable, and environmentally conscious energy storage. Sustainable energy storage systems from ESS are now in commercial manufacturing and are being deployed in a variety of applications. This new green technology is paving the way for replacing fossil fuel generation of electricity with renewable energy generation, while reducing the emissions that lead to climate disruption.


TRYECO

TryEco has developed the first truly biodegradable starch-based super-absorbent polymer for agricultural use. The product absorbs water during periods of rain or irrigation and then slowly releases it to the plant roots during dry periods. It leads to reductions in water use, healthier plants, higher yields, and more fertile soils. The availability of arable land is rapidly being outstripped by population growth, and climate change is leading to prolonged droughts. The TryEco product is a new option for addressing these challenges by minimizing water needs and making existing agricultural land more efficient.

 
 

 

The Renewal Workshop

The Renewal Workshop is a new kind of business where tons of clothing and textiles are diverted from landfills and made into renewed apparel, upcycled materials and recyclable feedstock. They partner with major consumer brands to recover value and reduce waste.  By providing a whole new way to deal with product returns and minor defects, The Renewal Workshop demonstrated a viable business model that can relieve the growing size and negative impacts of landfills.


 

INDOW

Indow is a socially conscious manufacturer of energy efficiency products that make old windows in old buildings perform with modern levels of renewable energy efficiency. Their products use innovative laser measurement technologies and proprietary energy saving inserts to cost-effectively retrofit the massive stock of old buildings.  Indow’s product brought a 20% energy savings to thousands of windows in older buildings. Their inclusive hiring practices have also provided manufacturing jobs to a diverse urban workforce.

 

View Our Full Portfolio Below:

 

Sensing technology that can save millions in energy costs during specialty metals manufacturing.

Arcimoto's revolutionary vehicle brings affordable, ultra-efficient electric driving to the masses.

A sustainable waste recovery/recycling process carving a niche in the recycling marketplace.

Columbia Green produces engineered vegetative roofs that dynamically manage stormwater runoff.

CSD Nano specializes in leading-edge nano coatings that increase the efficiency of solar modules.

D.R. Johnson Lumber is the first U.S. company to manufacture certified, structural CLT panels.

A new electrode treatment technology designed to extend the life of redox flow batteries.

EcNow Tech is a developer of innovative, plant-based, compostable packaging.

Renewable, environmentally benign, formaldehyde-free adhesives for composite wood products.

Grid-scale distributed energy storage using nontoxic, all iron redox flow batteries.

EnergyRM’s “negawatt” meter provides cost-effective measurement of energy efficiency.

An airborne wind energy system delivers up to 4X the power of comparable renewable energy systems.

FOCUSING ENERGY FROM THE SUN TO KILL BACTERIA AND BREAK DOWN CHEMICALS IN SOIL AND WATER RUN-OFF.

FORMOLOGY SOURCES QUALITY RAW MATERIALS TO TRANSFORM THEM INTO HIGH-VALUE ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS.

HM3 ENERGY CONVERTS BIOMASS INTO CLEAN FUEL THAT CAN REPLACE COAL IN MANY POWER PLANTS.

INDOW PRODUCES SPECIALIZED, AFFORDABLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE THERMAL WINDOW INSERTS.

IOTAS IS THE SMART HOME EXPERIENCE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR RENTERS.

INCREASING THE PERFORMANCE OF INSTRUMENT LANDING GUIDANCE SYSTEMS IN COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE JETS.

HIGH EFFICIENCY HYBRID DRIVE TRAIN PLATFORMS UTILIZE STORED HYDRAULIC ENERGY TO BOOST EFFICIENCY.

A MOBILE APP THAT CONNECTS LOCAVORES, FARMERS, AND CHEFS TO IMPROVE LOCAL FOOD SALES.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS BASED ON IN-CONDUIT HYDROPOWER TECHNOLOGY.

M3 WAVE ENERGY’S FULLY-SUBMERGED OCEAN POWER DEVICE CONVERTS WAVE ENERGY TO ELECTRICITY.

SOFTWARE FOR CO-OPS AND LOCAL FOOD BUYING CLUBS TO SUPPORT BULK GROCERY ORDERING ONLINE.

EXPEDITING AND IMPROVING FERMENTATION FOR DISTILLERIES, BREWERIES, AND WINERIES.

NEMAMETRIX’S SCREENCHIP TECHNOLOGY USES MICROFLUIDICS TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND TOXINS.

THE SUNCOOLER IS A SOLAR-POWERED AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.

BUILDING NATURAL GAS COMPRESSION INTO AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES THAT WILL ENABLE REFUELING ANYWHERE.

A STATE OF THE ART PLATFORM-AS-A-SERVICE (PAAS) THAT MANAGES ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS.

THIS TECHNOLOGY ARMS CUSTOMERS WITH POWERFUL TOOLS TO DESIGN FAST, EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS.

PURALYTICS PRODUCES PHOTOCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR WATER PURIFICATION.

ANCHORED BEAM FOOTING SYSTEMS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT LOWER COST AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

SHELTERWORKS IS A MANUFACTURER OF FASWALL, A BUILDING BLOCK SYSTEM MADE FROM RECYCLED WOOD CHIPS.

STORM REGEN® TECHNOLOGY IS PIONEERING THE WAY TO MORE EFFECTIVE, ECO-FRIENDLY STORMWATER SOLUTIONS.

PIONEERING THE USE OF BIOCHAR FROM FOREST WASTE AS A FILTER MEDIA FOR STORM WATER MANAGEMENT.

THE FIELD NUTRIENT SENSOR™ ENABLES FIELD MEASUREMENT OF NITRATE LEVELS IN AGRICULTURAL SOIL.

SWEETSENSE PROVIDES SENSORS & SOFTWARE TO MONITOR WATER, SANITATION, ENERGY, & RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

Committed to creating a circular economy for the apparel industry by offering Renewed Apparel.

Biodegradable, super-absorbant polymers for agricultural applications.

WALKING POINT FARMS PRODUCES BIOCHAR-BASED SEED COATINGS AND SOIL AMENDMENTS.

WASTE2WATERGY’S MICROBIAL FUEL CELL CLEANS WASTEWATER WHILE GENERATING ENERGY.

 

"If VertueLab had not come to the table when they did — partnering, collaborating —
that $3.6 million would have never come into the state. And I wouldn’t be here.”

— Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics


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