Opti is building the Internet of Stormwater to protect our water resources. Opti integrates weather forecasts, cloud services, and an Internet-of-Things hardware platform to offer real-time monitoring and control to enhance the value of water infrastructure. Stormwater management is one of the most pressing urban environmental issues in the developed world. In the US alone, over 900 billion gallons of raw sewage is discharged into natural water bodies every year due to combined sewer overflows. In addition, stormwater runoff can carry pollutants from urban and agricultural land into natural water bodies, resulting in eutrophication. Opti automatically controls when and how fast stormwater flows using forecast information to predict the amount of rain that will enter a watershed and preparing the system to receive the forecasted water based on site objectives and regulations. The use of Opti results in significant improvements in the performance of stormwater infrastructure and environmental and human health.
Accordant Energy is a fuel technology company offering an innovative, renewable fuel - ReEngineered Feedstock™ (ReEF™) - to enable cleaner power generation with improved environmental performance from existing infrastructure. ReEF™ is a patented, state-of-the-art technology that is focused on multi-pollutant emission control that can be seamlessly co-fired with coal to specifically target the reduction of sulfur, nitric oxide, hydrogen chloride, mercury, and other air pollutants. This technology transforms the non-recyclable fibers and plastics from municipal solid waste (MSW) streams into a fuel substitute that actively reduces air emissions while also lowering the total amount of coal used in a power plant thereby significantly lowering overall carbon emissions.
AeroFarms®, founded in 2004, is a mission-driven company leading the way to address our global food crisis by building, owning, and operating farms that grow locally flavorful, safe, healthy food in a sustainable and socially responsible way, setting a new standard for totally controlled agriculture. An environmental champion, they have been fundamentally transforming the agriculture business by disintermediating the supply chain by enabling local farming at commercial scale all year round. With state-of-the-art, cleantech technology using aeroponics and LEDs, AeroFarms is the commercial leader in Urban Agriculture and Indoor Vertical Farming utilizing a totally protected growing environment without sun or soil and minimizing harmful transportation miles. They are able to grow 100s of different baby leafy greens, herbs, and micro greens. Harvested at their peak for the best flavor and nutritional value, AeroFarms' high-quality, pure leafy greens set a new culinary standard for freshness. Easily traced from farm to fork, their delicious leafy greens are grown from non-GMO seeds for the highest safety around. They are building a brand new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and what will be the world's largest indoor vertical farm for baby leafy greens and herbs based on annual growing production in Newark, NJ. In addition to serving the NY Metro area, the biggest market in the United States, they have immediate plans for multiple farms in major U.S. cities and also have farms in development on three other continents helping address what is truly a global concern on how to grow locally at scale.
Hannon Armstrong finances infrastructure technology upgrades by providing capital to companies and governments that are solving the critical issues of today. A new generation of technologies is updating and replacing fragile and aging infrastructure across the world in energy, water, information technology and telecommunication systems. These conversions are an important part of an overall solution to address climate change, sustainability, national security and global competitiveness. Over nearly three decades, Hannon Armstrong has built a solid reputation for offering innovative finance solutions that encourage progressive investments in new technologies. With a head office in Annapolis, MD and support offices in San Diego and San Francisco, Hannon Armstrong serves a national client base of primarily Fortune 100 companies. Hannon Armstrong has a seasoned, experienced team of finance professionals committed to creating, funding and managing sound transactions that make a positive contribution to the nation's economic and environmental health.
ReCommunity is a strategic platform company focused on recovering, recycling and repowering communities across America. ReCommunity enables its community partners to generate additional revenue, recover community owned resources, create new jobs, fund budget shortfalls, and reduce their carbon footprint. Leveraging its current base of 18 operating recycling facilities across the Eastern U.S. and a strong portfolio of intellectual property, ReCommunity intends to build a market-dominant company that dramatically reduces the volume of land-filled waste through conversion into useful products such as recycled commodities, low-carbon energy, engineered feedstock, bio-fuels and other value-added recycled products. ReCommunity aims to lead a "recovery revolution" by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability.
Trilliant, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Redwood City, CA, is the leader in delivering intelligent network solutions that power the Smart Grid. Trilliant offers the core network infrastructure - hardware, software, and services - that enables system-wide increases in energy efficiency and reliability of the grid, while allowing utilities to improve operational efficiency and provide new services that empower consumer choice. Trilliant is a leading innovator in developing and implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, and grid management solutions, with over a million advanced meters deployed in the field.
Trilliant has more than 100 electricity, gas, and water utility customers including Hydro One, Duke Energy, E.ON US (LG&E), Northeast Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE). Today, many of these utilities are partnering with Trilliant to upgrade and modernize their network infrastructure and expand their energy management capabilities with Trilliant's portfolio of secure, robust, and flexible solutions.
UpWind Solutions was founded in 2007 to serve the growing demand for quality wind turbine services in North America and across the globe. The Company was founded on the belief that an innovative approach is required when dealing with the challenges in the wind industry today. The UpWind leadership team's experience and diverse skill sets bring the Company an exceptional ability to deliver wind energy projects that exceed owner's expectations. Together with its staff of highly trained technicians, UpWind's management team is uniquely capable of addressing the complex and ever-changing needs of wind projects.
Today, UpWind Solutions is the wind industry's leading third party provider of asset management operations and maintenance services. The Company is an authorized OEM service provider with multi-vendor turbine expertise with teams performing a wide range of tasks, including operations, maintenance, asset management, inspections, blade services, construction oversight and upgrades to wind turbines and large-scale wind energy projects.
UpWind is always focused on adapting and growing to meet the needs of its customers. In 2011, the Company opened a comprehensive in-house parts and tooling center that delivers expertise, competitive costs and reduced lead times. And UpWind's sophisticated and proprietary performance engineering solutions continue to provide state-of-the-art solutions to its customers' most complex problems.
Voltaix ,founded in 1986 and headquartered in Branchburg, NJ, is a global leading provider of specialty gas and liquid precursors for use in cutting-edge integrated circuits, thin film solar cells and LCD displays, with particular expertise in germanium, silicon and boron chemistry. Voltaix chemicals enable logic chips to compute more quickly and solar cells to absorb a broader portion of the solar spectrum, and they improve manufacturability by minimizing defect formation and increasing machine throughput.
Voltaix has grown rapidly in the last several years, and currently formulates approximately 400 products from 40 different chemicals. Utilizing exceptional expertise in silicon, germanium and boron chemistry, Voltaix's products are custom designed for the most demanding applications, including: advanced DRAM computer memory; silicon germanium (SiGe) transistors for wireless communications chips; strained silicon for high speed logic computer chips (CPUs); copper enabling low K dielectrics for computer chips; and high efficiency thin film silicon solar cells.
Voltaix uses proprietary synthesis, purification, and packaging technology developed in house. The company also designs and builds their own equipment for use in its manufacturing operations.
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