Cleantech CURRENT
CCIA's monthly newsletter keeps you CURRENT
September 19 , 2019
Letter from CCIA
Hello CCIA members!

I'm Haley Whittaker, the newest addition to CCIA. I recently graduated from Colorado State University with a major in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources with a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. I'm interested in learning more about sustainability development in the United States and couldn't be more excited to be working for CCIA.

I'm looking forward to meeting many of you at upcoming events this fall (shameless plug - don't forget to register for the Colorado Cleantech Awards !). I'm inspired by the innovation and progress made by CCIA members and I'm looking forward to learning more about your industries.

Haley Whittaker
Program Manager
CCIA Events
Registration Now Open!

October 16, 2019
at the newly renovated and very chic
Golden, Colorado

The annual see-and-be-seen event in the cleantech business community in Colorado will be held for the first time in Golden, at the newly renovated Buffalo Rose. Save the date for the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration and check out our website for more info.

Register early for a chance to access exclusive tours of local industry leaders' facilities, including NREL, CoorsTek and others.

Want some great visibility for your organization?
See Sponsorship Opportunities Here
Contact Mary Austin,
Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Applications Open
Application deadline - October 3
The Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry.

Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsors on November 7, 2019, in Denver.
Wind Day
October 3
Join CCIA on an exclusive tour of Keystone Tower Systems, a Westminster-based company that is innovating new technology for onsite tower manufacturing. Happy hour included!

Members: Ask about the exclusive add-on opportunity to visit NREL's Flatirons Campus wind technology center!
New Members
Keystone Tower Systems
Keystone Tower Systems has developed a new technology for manufacturing towers for wind turbines.  The highly automated process significantly reduces the time and cost of producing the large steel tubes used to hold up the turbines. Keystone Tower Systems is currently building their first utility scale factory, capable of producing over 1GW of towers per year. Keystone’s manufacturing process can also be operated at the project site, freeing towers of transport constraints, and enabling the 160m+ tall towers needed to make wind energy cost effective nationwide.
Solid Power

CCIA is happy to welcome back Solid Power as members this month. Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of next-generation all-solid-state batteries. With considerably higher energy and greatly improved safety, ASSBs have the potential to revolutionize future mobile power markets. Established in 2012, their world-class team of battery researchers and engineers are engaged in both new material development and manufacturing scale-up in their Colorado-based facility.
Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
EcoVapor Recovery Systems to be featured on CGTN America

EcoVapor has caught the attention of CGTN America, a Chinese news broadcasting program looking to feature methane mitigation technology. The story will cover EcoVapor's ZERO2 technology, how it works, why it's making a difference and why methane mitigation is important. Micheal McMahon, CEO of EcoVapor, will be interviewed about the process for the story.

NextCycle 2020 Coming Soon

Calling all teams! Do you have a business idea that uses recycled materials - recovered commodities or organic materials?  
Colorado NextCycle is looking for the next set of ideas to improve end markets for recovered materials in the state. If you or someone you know is interested in expanding or starting a recovery-oriented business in Colorado, now is the time to polish your ideas, reach across sectors to collaborate, and get ready to apply. Letters of intent for participation in NextCycle 2020 will be accepted starting later this fall.

Big Blue Technologies Secures Financial Awards
Big Blue Technologies is pleased to announce a $140k award from the National Science Foundation's TECP Program and $500k in equity financing from an undisclosed strategic corporate partner. Congratulations Big Blue Technologies!
Partner Events
Metro Denver EDC National Drive Electric Week
September 19, 2019

A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Join for a Ride and Drive on September 19 at the Department of Public Health and Environment.

Rockies Venture Club's Fall Investor Forum
September 25, 2019

The “Golden Angels,” the Jeffco-based chapter of the Rockies Venture Club, will resume its monthly investor forums in September. Each month, two founders present their investment opportunity to a group of accredited investors. Fall dates are September 25, October 22 and December 3. 

Happy Hour with the Rocky Mountain Section of the Materials Research Society

September 30th, 2019
Boulder 5:30-7:30

Join the Rocky Mountain Materials Research Society for Happy Hour at Rayback Collective. There will be two food trucks serving food for purchase and free parking.

Discover Global Markets: Powering & Building the Middle East & Africa
September 30-October 2, 2019
Houston, Texas

This forum is where you can meet with international buyers, connect with U.S. primes, tap the expertise of U.S. Commercial Diplomats, and access project opportunities in the Middle East and Africa's dynamic renewable energy, oil & gas, electricity infrastructure, engineering, construction and transportation sectors.

Run the Rocks
October 13, 2019

REGISTER NOW for Run the Rocks, a one-of-a-kind road race, fun run, or walk that combines the beauty and history of Red Rocks with a mix of rock and roll altitude. You’ll be raising funds to improve lung health and the quality of air we breathe in Colorado. Register early to catch the best rate,

Advanced Energy Now | West
October 16-17, 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona

What's the path to 100% clean energy in the West? Our first annual Western Regional energy policy conference brings together business leaders and policymakers from across the region to identify ways to achieve this goal, state by state and through a regional grid, powered by advanced energy growth from New Mexico to Washington state.

CREA Energy Innovations Summit
October 28, 2019

Learn what's new in the electric industry at this annual one-day event on Monday, October 28 in downtown Denver.

The conference is open to anyone interested in innovative energy subjects. This one-day conference features conversations with industry leaders, an expo and the opportunity to meet other industry stakeholders.

Rockies Venture Club's 31st Annual Colorado Capital Conference
November 12, 2019

The Colorado Capital Conference is moving to Golden, and will be hosted by the Buffalo Rose on November 13. This full-day event brings together speakers, companies and investors from around the state, as well as some national guests, with a focus on early stage investing in Colorado. 

Clean Energy Means Business Buyer's Summit
November 12-13, 2019

Clean Energy Means Business: An Energy Buyer’s Summit (CEMB), is the Mountain West’s premier event for municipal, commercial and non-profit energy management and sustainability leaders and decision makers seeking to reduce energy costs, manage energy risks and further sustainability initiatives through implementing clean energy solutions. 

Thank you for reading!