Posts tagged “Green Energy”

October 6

NC Biotech Center lands $1.87M grant for sorghum-biomass fuel study

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Sorghum as biofuel? Sorghum as biofuel?

Updated October 5

ABB to keep Power Grids unit which employs 500 in Raleigh

ABB, the international power and technology company that employs hundreds in the Triangle, says it will keep its Power Grids business unit rather than spin it off. That group has a huge presence in Raleigh, including a center of excellence for smart grids.

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October 5

Premium Lock Inside ABB's reorganization: A look at its 4 'entrepreneurial divisions'

International power and tech giant ABB, which has a substantial presence in the Triangle, on Tuesday unveiled a massive reorganization. The reorg also means that the Swiss-based company will keep its Power Grids unit, which has 500 employees at NCSU's Centennial Campus. Here's a look at what ABB calls its four "entrepreneurial divisions."

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October 4

Jim Goodnight: Why sustainability is important to SAS

SAS earns special recognition in the latest sustainability report from Business Roundtable, being recognized as a global leader. As part of that report, CEO and co-founder Jim Goodnight spells out why sustainability is important to the Cary-based global software firm.

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October 3

Premium Lock North Carolina ranks 2nd in new bioproducts jobs

Biofuels   North Carolina's bioproducts-focused industry, ranging from biofuels to forest products and textiles, generated some 90,000 jobs and added more than $6 billion to the U.S. economy to rank among the nation's leaders, a new study says.

Updated October 3

Premium Lock Exec: Expiring tax incentives to hurt clean energy jobs

Clean energy   The number of people employed in North Carolina's clean energy sector is up from 2015's 26,000 despite legislative setback. Preliminary 2016 numbers will be disclosed at the NC Sustainable Energy Association conference in Raleigh today and Tuesday. NCSEA updates what's happening in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.

September 22

Premium Lock Funding news: Scribbles Software, Semprius, Spotlight Solar, Avadim

Looking for cash? Scribbles Software, Semprius, Spotlight Solar, Avadim Technologies raise more than $2 million in a series of new fundings.

September 16

Premium Lock Cree unveils new LED bulb lineup, lands additional patent

Cree is rolling out a revamped lineup of new LED light bulbs - 25 in all. The new products generated some glowing headlines. The Durham firm also has secured a patent for a new LED light.

Some of Cree's new bulbs Some of Cree's new bulbs

September 12

Premium Lock Refrigeration tech firm Phononic raises $30M (+ video)

Phononic, a Durham emerging entrepreneurial company focusing on refrigeration and temperature control technology, has raised another $30 million in financing.

September 12

Premium Lock Wearables' next hot play? NCSU turns body heat into electricity

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies.

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Updated September 12

Premium Lock NCSU receives patent for latest genetically engineered plant

North Carolina Business News Wire The plant's birth came from the lab of Thomas Ranney, a horticulture researcher based at N.C. State's Mills River lab for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

September 8

Premium Lock Climate exec praises Triangle for Cleantech Cluster efforts

Cooperation and collaboration between government, academics, and private industry is the "Triple Helix" of successful cleantech projects, and the Research Triangle is "good at forging partnerships," an international expert told the annual meeting of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Wednesday. Nearly 11,000 jobs have been created and $1.3 billion invested in cleantech across the region since 2009. But RTCC chair notes: "We have a long way to go."

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September 7

Premium Lock Cree's top exec Swoboda lands 11.6% compensation increase

Cree's Chuck Swoboda   Cree's chairman, chief executive officer and president received a 11.6 percent increase in total compensation in the company's 2016 fiscal year due to an increase in stock awards and non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

September 6

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: PURillume, customized LED lighting

Cary-based PURillume says its LED lighting solutions offer "unparalleled brightness and color fidelity" for the hospitality market. The company will be presenting at CED Tech Venture next week.

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