Blog Entries With Tag "ZERE"
ZERE has been selected to present at the 23rd Annual National Renewable Energy Laboratory Industry Growth Forum (NREL IGF), the premier event of innovative cleantech companies, venture capitalists, corporate investors, and strategic partners. Since 2003, the presenting seed, early stage, and expanding cleantech companies have collectively raised more than $3.4 billion in growth financing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s 23rd Industry Growth Forum is to be held in Denver, Colorado on October 19-21, 2010. ZERE was a 2009 Cleantech Open runner-up in the Renewable Energy category. For more information and registration, please see http://cleanenergyforum.com/.
ZERE has also been selected for participation in National Renewable Energy Laboratory Commercialization Assistance Program (NREL NCAP) in which NREL will work with ZERE on technical analysis leading towards commercialization of ZERE's biofuels system. ZERE's pilot test rig is being designed for construction and testing at NREL.
This news follows on the heels of ZERE being awarded $100,000 funding and $50,000 services from Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) to move research towards commercialization. With these funds, ZERE will model and design its test reactor system for generating zero emissions heat and power, sized for the pilot to follow at NREL.
“The Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) transforms clean energy ideas into sustainable businesses. With a focus on renewable energy, energy conservation and energy efficiency, NIREC launches early stage companies centered on the commercialization and widespread deployment of renewable energy solutions.” http://www.nirec.org/
In addition, ZERE has been selected to submit a full proposal for a joint DOE/USDA funding opportunity, Biomass Research and Development Initiative. ZERE is leading a consortium formed with Stanford University, University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute (DRI), National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), and a former EPRI expert to lead biomass research. This follows having received a positive assessment and recommendation for future funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC), for completion of ZERE/Stanford California Energy Commission Energy Innovation Small Grant (EISG) Phase I funded research ($95,000) in 2008 - 2010. ZERE has worked with Dr. Reginald Mitchell, Professor of Mechanical Engineer and Director of the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory at Stanford University to perform the CEC grant work and will continue this research at Stanford and University of Nevada Reno, with potential DOE/USDA grant funding awarded in early 2011.
Congratulations to ZERE, a Cleantech Open 2009 semifinalist and runner up in the renewables category.
ZERE was just chosen as one of 5 (out of roughly 45) early stage clean energy teams to present on May 18th to NIREC (Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization) for 1 - 2 grants to be awarded in June. The total value of the potential grant award is up to $150,000 ($100K cash + 50K EIR services) to be used to achieve pre-commercialization goals.
This follows having completed Phase I research with Stanford in 2008 - 09 using a CEC ESIG PIER grant of $95,000 that ZERE was awarded. At Stanford, they were able to prove their technology of zero-emission-renewable-energy (ZERE) production, using biomass waste in a fuel reactor with a solid state reaction that produces energy and no green house gas emissions. Their goal is to partner with biomass waste producers to install and run independent energy generation plants fueled by the partner's biomass waste (e.g. urban waste, forestry waste, etc.).Comments - Add a Comment