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    Job creation and other economic impacts of cross-laminated timber on rural and urban communities are part of a 110-page study led by Oregon BEST.

    First study of its kind points to job creation and bridging urban-rural divide with acceleration of sustainable construction material PORTLAND, Ore. – A new, multi-partner study, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, describes the potential economic impacts – including thousands of new jobs – the emerging cross-laminated timber (CLT) market will have in Oregon and SW Washington. The 110-page study, led by Oregon BEST in collaboration...

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  • Tapping the Pressure in Water Pipes for Power

    Aug 24, 2017

    New technology converts pressure in water pipes running below cities, agricultural fields, and factories into electricity.

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  • Solar-Powered SunCoolers Keep Food Cool

    Jun 26, 2017

    Sun-powered, rooftop-mounted ventilation units developed in Oregon helping cool U.S. military food supplies stored in cavernous California warehouse.

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  • Local Action Leads the Way

    May 18, 2017

    Work at the state and local level has a significant impact on federal clean energy and climate change policy during uncertain times and rumored budget cuts.

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  • "Seeing" Through Fog Could Save Jet Fuel

    Apr 27, 2017

    Startup teams with Oregon TECH researchers to advance technology that could enable aircraft landings in dense fog, locate lost hikers, and more.

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  • Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Adds Partners

    Apr 25, 2017

    Powered by Oregon BEST and CleanTech Alliance, this accelerator teams up with Element 8 and Craft3 to help startups identify funding pathways.

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  • Designing a Better Light Bulb

    Mar 22, 2017

    Local startup Luxium taps local contractors and UO students to design better LED lighting that costs less, saves energy, and is controlled by your smart phone.

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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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.

    Categories: Success Stories

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  • Renewed Life for Returned, Defective Clothing

    Jan 05, 2017

    Cleantech support, manufacturing expertise, and a unique entrepreneurial vision unite to reduce waste in apparel industry.

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  • What You Might Not Know About Cleantech and Oregon

    Dec 06, 2016

    Developing and growing cleantech businesses has been a priority for Oregon during the past 10 years, and it is paying off, writes Oregon BEST's David Kenney.

    Categories: Media Coverage , Home Page News

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