Vartega Nominated for CCIA Cleantech Leadership Award

GOLDEN, Colo. - Oct. 11, 2016 - PRLog -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) today named 12 finalists for its seventh annual "Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration,"honoring leadership in advancing cleantech job creation, corporate growth, individual effort and innovation.  Winners will be announced on October 26 at the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration.

Company finalists were selected based on their ability to impact the clean technology marketplace, successful fundraising efforts, ability to scale technology, and statewide job creation impact.  Individuals were selected for their commitment to expanding Colorado's cleantech ecosystem and their devotion to the growth of their respective organizations.

"Year after year, we are overwhelmed with the caliber of companies and individuals nominated for these awards. It is an honor to recognize those in our cleantech industry who are devoted to advancing clean technology while expanding Colorado's cleantech industry footprint," said Christine Shapard, executive director of CCIA.  "I look forward to announcing the winners selected from this distinguished pool of finalists."

The 2016 Colorado Cleantech Leadership Awards Finalists are:

HIGH IMPACT CLEANTECH COMPANY
RES Americas
Vestas
Xcel Energy

BREAKOUT CLEANTECH COMPANY
Black Bear Energy
Forge Nano
Lightning Hybrids

EMERGING CLEANTECH COMPANY
Agribotix
SunTechDrive
Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

CLEANTECH INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
John Palizzi, Quantum Renewable Energy
Paul Spencer, Clean Energy Collective
Adrian Tuck, Tendril

The Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration will be held October 26 from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver.  Stacy Bare, Director, Sierra Club Outdoors and the Great Outdoors Lab, is the keynote speaker for the event.  For more information, visit: http://coloradocleantech.com/cleantech-awards.

About CCIA

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 about CCIA, visit: http://www.coloradocleantech.com