Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Announces 2018 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Presenters
CCIA hosts the OGCC in partnership with oil and natural gas industry leaders Noble Energy, ConocoPhillips and BP. The foundation of the program is to identify real-world problems experienced by the extractive industries. Issues identified by industry experts allows CCIA to pursue a targeted, nationwide call for applications, inviting applicants to pitch cleantech solutions to the specific problems. From the pool of applicants, the host partners then select 10 innovative companies to pitch at the Challenge.
For the 2018 program, the partners have selected 10 companies hailing from Colorado, Wyoming, and Canada. Finalists selected to pitch their clean technology solutions to investors and decision-makers from the oil and natural gas industry include:
Avivid Water Technology, LLC
Cold Bore Technology
LongPath Technologies, Inc.
Modern Wellbore Solutions Ltd.
Vesmir Inc. (PetroDE)
Companies responding to the Challenge were asked to present innovative technologies capable of working on issues related to unmanned aerial vehicles, the internet of things/digital oilfield, items to reduce truck traffic, space saving items to reduce footprint, plant or biological solutions, air (especially methane detection or control), water, remote/distributed power, power management, advanced materials and chemicals. This year blockchain technology was added to the list.
"We're thrilled to celebrate the fifth anniversary of this popular program with a strong group of finalists. The Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge is signature event on the CCIA calendar, and it is a proven technology pipeline for the oil and natural gas producers," said Shelly Curtiss, CCIA's executive director.
"Throughout the life of this program, we've seen outcomes for the companies from commercial contracts to a decision to move to Colorado. We are happy to support clean technology innovators in this way and provide opportunities for these small, ambitious companies to connect directly to industry leaders," concludes Curtiss.
In addition to industry partners, the 2018 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge is supported by Wells Fargo Foundation, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Colorado Energy Office, Altira, Perkins Coie, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Rocky Mountain Institute. For more information about the Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge, please contact Mary Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industries. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit http://www.coloradocleantech.com.