Clean Tech Open Announces 2009 California Semifinalists

Clean Tech Open

This evening, the Clean Tech Open, a business plan competition that will provide more than $1 million in prizes for early-stage clean technology startups, announced the semifinalists for its 2009 California competition.  The semifinalists are:

Air, Water & Waste Category
Highlands Soil & Water
Solar Alchemy, Inc.
Solum, Inc

Energy Efficiency Category, Sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison
– Alphabet Energy, Inc.
– Core4 Systems
– HydroCoal Technologies, LLC
– Lightwave
– Lunescent
– Powerzoa
– SunCool
– Synergy Conscious

Green Building Category Sponsored by Cleantech Circle and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
– Ecolithic Homes
– GreenPyro
– HOMErgent
– New Avenue
– Parco Homes
– RoofRay
– tru2lif

Renewables Category Sponsored by Autodesk and Google
– Armageddon Energy
– PlasmaSi
– Renewable Fuel Technologies LLC
– SilFlex
– Siverde
– SolarNexus, Inc.
– soltac

Smart Power Category
– dot UI
– EcoFactor
– EnerVault
– Fenix
– Lenopsys
– LimeAmps
– Velkess

Transportation Category
– Evans Engines
– FuelSaver
– GigEVolt Technologies, Inc.
– itMoves
– OpticLanes
– PowerSTAR

This year the Clean Tech Open is holding competitions in California, the Pacific Northwest (semifinalists announced), and in the Rocky Mountain region (semifinalists announced).

Entrants will initially compete for regional prizes: $100,000 in cash and services to each of six winners (one for each category) in California; cash and services worth $50,000 to each of the three winners in both the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. These 12 regional winners will then be placed in a national competition, with a Grand Prize winner to receive $250,000 in cash and services.

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