Announcing the Presenting Companies for the Sixth Annual Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge
The Cleantech Challenge model is now an established series, supporting three separate industry sectors annually: Oil & Gas, Mining and Commercial Vehicles. Oil & Gas was the first in the series and is the longest-running.
CCIA developed the Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge in 2014 to meet a need to connect clean and innovative technologies to industry. This year, the technologies being presented to industry stand out as particularly strong and diverse, and include hydrogen, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), software, an emissions reduction tool and others.
"The continuing success of this program really highlights how important it is to get everyone in the room together to combat environmental impact" said Mary Austin, partnerships director for CCIA. "We've been impressed by how well the oil and gas companies have embraced these new technologies over the years."
While the winning company receives an immediate $5,000 prize at the event, companies in past years have seen other positive outcomes from presenting at the Challenge, including commercial contracts, new critical partner relationships, acquisition and other network strengthening connections.
Program partners reviewed submissions, vetted applicants and ultimately selected the 13 finalists to present during the November program in Denver. Finalists will pitch their technologies to major oil and natural gas industry partners and investors in a private pitch session at the Governor's Residence in Denver.
Partners include an internationally recognized team of industry leaders, including ConocoPhillips, Noble Energy, BHP, Canadian Consulate, Rocky Mountain Institute, Altira, Perkins Coie, Colorado Energy Office, Metro Denver EDC's Colorado Resource Council and Orchid Petroleum Advisors.
Companies selected to present include:
HyET Hydrogen USA LLC
Jalema Technologies LLC
LT Environmental, Inc.
Marathon Engine Systems
Onboard Dynamics, Inc.
Pluto Ground Technologies
Radical Combustion Technologies, LLC
The Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge will be held on November 7, 2019, at the Governor's Residence in Denver, Colorado. A VIP reception will follow the private pitch sessions. Registration is open to the public for the VIP reception.
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 https://coloradocleantech.com/