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    The eight cleantech startups have technologies ranging from low-carbon-footprint vodka made from a dairy byproduct to micro-hydropower, bioplastics, plant-based detergents, and an...

    The eight cleantech startups selected have technologies ranging from low-carbon-footprint vodka made from a dairy byproduct to micro-hydropower, bioplastics, plant-based detergents, and an energy-based cryptocurrency. SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore. — The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator today announced its 2018 cohort of eight Pacific Northwest clean technology startups that will receive cleantech-specific training in business planning, customer...

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  • Startups Land $450,000 in SBIR Grants

    Feb 13, 2018

    Oregon BEST-supported companies win NSF grants to advance technologies for nontoxic sunscreen ingredients and improved indoor air quality.

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  • Technology Boosts Grape Quality, Saves Water

    Jan 25, 2018

    Oregon BEST makes impact investment in startup that's helping vintners save water while improving crop yield and flavor by fine-tuning plant stress.

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  • NW Energy Experience Prize: Success Story

    Nov 11, 2017

    Five-year-old program built university-industry collaboration, sparking innovative solutions for utilities and good experiences for students.

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  • $500K Grant to Expand Startup Support

    Sep 26, 2017

    Oregon BEST and CleanTech Alliance will use federal funding to advance partnership and extend unique model of supporting clean technologies.

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  • New Study Describes Economic Impacts of CLT

    Sep 07, 2017

    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.

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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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