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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated December 13, 2013

Premium Lock Durham cleantech firm raises $21M in new financing, to expand in China

Phononic, a startup focused on semiconductor materials that can turn waste heat into power and others that produce cooling, has closed on $21 million in new venture capital financing.

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Updated December 12, 2013

Premium Lock Cree lands $30M in federal tax credits to expand 'clean energy' manufacturing

LED manufacturer Cree is getting a $30 million boost from the federal government in the form of tax credits as part of an Energy Department effort to drive more jobs in "clean energy" manufacturing. The government says the credits will help Cree expand in Durham as well as at a plant in Wisconsin.

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December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Two more utilities join Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

ElectriCities of North Carolina and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. are the newest members of the Research Triangle CleanTech Cluster. Each paid $15,000 to join.

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Updated December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Textiles startup MeFiver sews up a green way to make blue jeans

Making denim is an environmentally dirty process. Startup MeFiver has developed a novel textiles technology that cleans up that process and results in sustainable apparel sourced and manufactured entirely within the United States. WRALTechWire has the inside story.

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December 4, 2013

Premium Lock Cree roundup: biotech exec joins board, new LED bulb launches, NCSU chooses LEDs for new dorm

Sanofi executive Anne Whitaker joins Cree's board of directors; Cree expands its LED portfolio with a new 75-watt bulb; and N.C. State is using Cree bulbs to help a new residence hall meet LEED Silver certification standards.

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December 4, 2013

Premium Lock NCSU economist: Developing NC energy resources promises benefits - and costs

Energy in N.C.  The North Carolina Chamber is hosting an energy conference on Wednesday during which Gov. Pat McCrory, various industry executives and N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden will be speaking. Walden will present a study he published earlier this year that points out energy development poses benefits as well as risks to the state. WRALTechWire is publishing portions of Walden's report ahead of that meeting as part of the ongoing debate about energy and the state's future.

Updated December 3, 2013

Premium Lock LabCorp expands gene tests for cancer - but don't confuse these with 23andMe

genome When LabCorp announced an expanded range of genetic testing for breast cancer, one question immediately popped up: How does what LabCorp's offering differ from self-administered 23andMe tests that the FDA cracked down on last week? LabCorp cites several major differences.

Updated November 20, 2013

Premium Lock Quintiles, Vietnam partner to improve clinical trials and find new tropical disease drugs

Quintiles Under the two-year deal, Quintiles and Vietnam will work on improving the scope and breadth of clinical trials in that country.

Updated November 20, 2013

Premium Lock Sustainable bricks from bioMASON wins top $125,000 prize in innovation challenge

BioMASON wins the prize BioMASON's the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge win follows a the win of another green challenge win in a contest sponsored by Richard Branson. Read more about the company's sustainable technology.

Updated November 18, 2013

Premium Lock Novozymes exec: Associated Press stories don't tell the truth about ethanol

Opinion: What should have been a balanced media report on the impacts of the ethanol industry on land conservation, turned into a tale that isn't really what it seems, says the president of North Carolina-based Novozymes America.

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Updated October 24, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech startup Maverick Biofuels awarded three patents

The Research Triangle Park company, founded in 2008, has developed a way to turn waste and low-value feedstocks into the the building blocks of renewable fuels. The company's technology converts landfill waste, biomass and natural gas into synthesis gas.

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Updated October 23, 2013

Premium Lock Cree CEO: New bulbs build brand, 'drive the conversation' on LED lighting

Cree's latest revenue, earnings and margin forecast on Tuesday disappointed investors and shares tumbled in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda spoke confidently about the company's surging sales, especially for its recently introduced LED bulbs for consumers. He sees these bulbs as helping Cree build its brand and expand its opportunities in the big markets: Commercial LED lighting.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Three N.C. startups named finalists in regional cleantech competition

Cleantech Open Regional finalists in the Cleantech Open receive cash and services valued at up to $20,000. Read more about the North Carolina startups vying to be named the top cleantech company.

October 11, 2013

Premium Lock Elster connects with Memphis utility, wins $10M smart meter contract

Memphis Light, Gas and Water - the largest public provider of three utility services - picks Raleigh-based Elster to launch a smart grid contract. The first phase is worth $10 million and is an "exceptional" deal, an Elster exec tells WRALTechWire.

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October 11, 2013

Premium Lock 'Let's make an exit' driving improvements in VC climate

A new report from research firm CB Insights says the number of venture capital deals is rebounding. However, funding totals remains low. What's driving an increase in deals? Three factors: IPOs, M&As and the mobile sector. WRALTechWire also provides a slide show of charts tracking the data.

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Updated October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Another solar record falls as startup Semprius marches toward full production

In an exclusive Q&A, Semprius Vice President of Business Development Russell Kanjorski discusses the significance of the firm's latest record for solar efficiency and how the company is progressing toward full-scale production at its plant in Henderson. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.

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Updated October 3, 2013

Premium Lock Execs to pitch Triangle clean energy efforts in D.C.

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster A delegation from the Triangle, including executives with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber are among executives briefing White House officials and members of Congress about cleantech efforts in the region.

October 2, 2013

Premium Lock Upgrades turn Cree stock back on; LED bulbs gain Energy Star status

New "buy" ratings from analysts at Goldman Sachs and Canaccord Equity spark a 16 percent run-up in Cree shares and ignite a blizzard of trades on Tuesday. Today, Cree has more good news - An Energy Star rating for its new LED bulbs and lower costs with rebates.

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