The Cleantech Open is a technology accelerator that acknowledges teams that have made a significant contribution to cleantech. Here are the 2013 winners of the “Cleanie” and “National Sustainability” Awards:
The Cleantech Open has awarded PowWow Energy the Grand Prize Cleanie award. As the top cleantech entrepreneur of the year, PowWow Energy earns a monetary award of $200,000. PowWow was selected for developing a technology that enables farmers and ranchers to quickly detect water leaks that can destroy an entire crop or cause thousands of dollars of damage.
The two runners-up were HJ3 Composite Technologies, which manufactures, engineers and installs advanced composite systems that have been used on more than 10,000 applications worldwide, and Bio-Adhesive Alliance, which produces low-cost and durable adhesive from swine manure that can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt.
National Sustainability Award
Based on how well they describe and quantify the net environmental, economic and social benefits/impacts of their cleantech application, the 2013 National Sustainability Award went to Garden Fresh Farms. The award winning entry is building a nationwide network of investor-owned, inner-city indoor hydroponic farms. The runner-up in this category was Grannus, which has developed the Eureaka Process, a disruptive innovation in the production of nitrogen fertilizer (urea).
Through the Cleantech Open’s Accelerator Program teams are given the tools they need to
embed sustainability into every aspect of their company. Each team
receives specific mentoring to ensure triple-bottom-line business
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Winners of the 2013 Green Supply Chain Awards
2013 Brownfield Renewal Person of the Year Award
2013 Global Excellence Project of the Year Award Winners
2013 Green Star Awards for Environmental Emergency Heroes
2013 Brower Youth Awards
2013 SEAD Global Efficiency Medal for Computer Monitors
2013 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal
Volvo Environment Prize Goes to Chinese Climate Scientist for his Work on Extreme Weather
Smooth Criminals Win Corporate Responsibility Honors
2012-2013 Awards for Reporting on the Environment
US Fish and Wildlife Service Awarded 1st Place in International Diversity Award Competition
APSUS a Finalist in Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards
Enter the 2013 Annual Ethical Corporation Awards
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