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

    New Technology Cuts Air Pollutants by Transforming Logging Waste into Cleaner-Burning Replacement for Coal TROUTDALE, Ore. – HM3 Energy, an Oregon-based cleantech startup, has developed a proprietary process that has the potential to cut air pollution from two major sources – coal-fired power plants and waste wood burned by logging operations – while creating hundreds of new jobs in rural timber communities. The technology provides forest...

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  • 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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  • 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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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.

    Categories: Shared User Labs , Grantees , Indow Windows , Success Stories , Green Building , Energy Efficiency

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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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  • Oregon BEST Companies Win State Funding

    Apr 17, 2015

    Three of the five winning startups sharing $300,000 are improving energy storage, reducing fertilizer waste, and transforming forest biomass into fuel.

    Categories: Success Stories , Areas of Interest

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