Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Cooling tech startup Phononic adds another $40M to financing

Talk about a cool deal. Durham solid-state cooling technology startup Phononic is adding a whopping $40 million to its latest round of financing. The $71-million round is the biggest for a N.C. startup this year.

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Updated November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Charlotte firm energizes with $1M raise

Charlotte-based BlueSpere energizes with $1M equity raise Charlotte waste-to-energy firm BlueSpere has raised a $1 million round, according to a regulatory filling.

November 8, 2016

Premium Lock Winston-Salem company delivers 'soil to oil' solutions

"Better than flax. Not from fish." That's the simple value proposition for a new plant-based oil rich in nutritional omega fatty acids being launched by Technology Crops International (TCI) of Winston-Salem.

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November 8, 2016

Premium Lock Tesla to end unlimited free use of supercharging stations

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, just months before it's scheduled to start selling a mass-market electric car.

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October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Payments promised Vermont town residents if voters OK wind project

Vermont Wind Power Vote Political style yard-signs with the giant word "NO" over the image of a wind turbine pop up on roads leading into the southern Vermont town of Grafton, evidence that yet another community in the state is debating whether to become home to an industrial wind farm.

October 28, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle startup Harvest Wave Energy draws White House attention (+ video)

Harvest Wave Energy Harvest Wave is developing an entirely new approach to capturing energy from ocean waves that has promise to be another viable and more consistently available source of renewable energy.

October 25, 2016

Premium Lock NC startup aiming to turn waves into freshwater launches fundraiser

A Wilmington startup with what it calls "environmentally conscious desalination technology that turns wave energy into fresh, clean water" launches a fundraising campaign.

October 6, 2016

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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