Success Stories

  • New Life for Returned, Damaged Clothing

    Feb 07, 2017

    Startup saves water, carbon, and waste while helping clothing manufacturers keep returned clothing out of landfills.

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  • New Energy-Saving Technology Wins NSF Grant

    Jan 12, 2017

    Cleantech startup Ampere Scientific wins SBIR grant from NSF for technology that saves energy and reduces waste in specialty metals industry.

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  • Turning Logging Slash into Coal Replacement

    Oct 12, 2016

    Oregon startup HM3 Energy opens demonstration facility and announces successful coal replacement that cuts pollution, uses waste wood, creates jobs

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  • Oregon Smart Home Technology Wins Funding

    Sep 10, 2016

    Oregon BEST invests $250,000 in IOTAS' smart home technology that benefits both renters and building owners.

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  • Data Center Cooling Startup Nabs $325K

    Sep 08, 2016

    Oregon BEST's support of IT Aire, maker of cooling systems that cut energy use at data centers by 70 percent, leads to major investment.

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  • Oregon BEST Company Triples Battery Life

    Sep 06, 2016

    Oregon BEST awards follow-on funding to eChemion and OSU for cleantech breakthrough that extends redox flow battery life by years.

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  • Oregon BEST Co. Secures $3M for CNG Fueling

    Apr 26, 2016

    Onboard Dynamics of Bend, Ore., has secured $3M from ARPA-E and other sources to advance its refueling technology for natural gas vehicles.

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  • Indow Sees Growth, International Distribution

    Aug 13, 2015

    Tapping support from Oregon BEST, thermal window insert maker Indow has grown from three people and a prototype in 2010 to 35 employees and 100+ dealers selling products internationally.

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  • New Polymer Aimed at Ag's Water Woes

    Jun 30, 2015

    Oregon BEST is helping development of a biodegradable polymer that can absorb 300X its weight in water, then release it back into the soil.

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  • "Green" Building Block Maker Sees Big Growth

    May 28, 2015

    A company that makes construction blocks from recycled pallets and cement is seeing 20 percent growth as green building awareness spreads.

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