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Verenium Closes Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Business to BP

Blog, Clean Tech, Mergers & Aquisitions, News // 03.09.2010

Verenium Closes Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Business to BP

Completion of this transaction is evidence that big oil continues to nibble away at the biofuel business. While this is a tiny bite for BP, it supports the future trajectory of cellulosic biofuel demand if only related to increased requirements by the EPA to bring ethanol up to 15% of the gasoline blend. Company to […]

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Brammo – Wins Best Electric Motorcycle for 2010

Blog, Clean Tech, News // 26.08.2010

Brammo – Wins Best Electric Motorcycle for 2010

Motorcycle.com ranked the Brammo Enertia as the “Best Electric Motorcycle” for 2010. See rankings list. The Enertia was cited for its uncompromising quality of components and super low operating costs. While priced at $7,995, it remains a good value in its category beating out the competition. We’ll be watching to see how the high performance […]

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Brammo Announces 100+ MPH Empulse EV Powercycle

News // 21.07.2010

Brammo Announces 100+ MPH Empulse EV Powercycle

Previously we have mentioned Brammo as an innovative EV motorcycle company (backed by Chrysalix Energy Ventures and Best Buy Capital) which is positioning its cycles as a combination of performance, practicality, and value. Now their latest model, the Empulse, follows the Enertia as a higher performance cycle with three range options. What we like about […]

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Fisker Automotive Closes DOE $528.7M Loan Package

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing, News // 23.04.2010

Fisker Automotive Closes DOE $528.7M Loan Package

Fisker Automotive hits a major milestone on the road to delivering advanced vehicles we can drive and enjoy eco-performance with the official closing of its sizable DOE loan package. The loan along with additional private equity will fund both the launch of the Karma later this year and the development of the next model called […]

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Eco-Advanced: Fisker Unveils its Sunset Luxury Convertible PHEV

Blog, Clean Tech, Event, News // 15.02.2010

Eco-Advanced: Fisker Unveils its Sunset Luxury Convertible PHEV

It doesn’t get much better than a 100 MPG plug-in hybrid convertible with 400 hp that’s beautifully crafted by a company who is well focused on a successful formula for success in the global luxury automobile market that eco-advanced. Check out the Luxist feature from the Chicago Auto Show: http://www.luxist.com/tag/Fisker+Automotive/

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Brammo Gets on Cycle World Cover

Blog, Clean Tech, News // 15.02.2010

Brammo Gets on Cycle World Cover

This innovative, all electric, performance motorcycle company continues to get great press on its Enertia bike. You can get them at Best Buy stores and they have reduced the price to $7,995! http://brammofan.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/big-brammo-day-cycle-world-cover-and-more/

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Bill Gates Calls for an ‘Energy Miracle’

Blog, Clean Tech, News // 13.02.2010

Bill Gates Calls for an ‘Energy Miracle’

Bill is right about solving the energy+emissions problem. Read this CNN article. Long Beach, California (CNN) — Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday called on the world’s tech community to find a way to turn spent nuclear fuel into cheap, clean energy. “What we’re going to have to do at a global […]

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Smart Grid Can Decrease Energy Use 12% by 2030 Says PNNL Report

Blog, Clean Tech, News // 03.02.2010

Smart Grid Can Decrease Energy Use 12% by 2030 Says PNNL Report

RICHLAND, Wash. – A smart electrical power grid could decrease annual electric energy use and utility sector carbon emissions at least 12 percent by 2030, according to a new report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The report, The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits, shows a direct […]

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Tesla Motors Files S-1

News // 29.01.2010

Tesla Motors Files S-1

This is encouraging that we are seeing another potential IPO to drive more liquidity to investors in the cleantech space and that we should get more public finacial support for a new generation of energy efficient vehicles which we desperately need. PALO ALTO, CA. – Tesla Motors, Inc. today announced that it has filed a […]

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Fisker Automotive Closes on $115 Million – Plug-in Hybrid Momentum

News // 16.01.2010

Fisker Automotive Closes on $115 Million – Plug-in Hybrid Momentum

Fisker Automotive has secured access to an additional $115.3 million in private equity funding to develop plug-in hybrid cars. This funding is necessary for Fisker to access a $528.7 million U.S. Department of Energy conditional loan that will, in part, help speed completion of the Fisker Karma, the company’s first plug-in hybrid. The raise comes […]

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