NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators
Event recognizes top startup businesses and clean energy technologies
The Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this week attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders to Denver, Colo.
Three entrepreneurial companies were singled out from the 30 competitively-selected presenters to win the 2017 Clean Energy Venture Awards. Award winners will receive in-kind commercialization support to help increase their chances of becoming commercially successful.
One of the Outstanding Venture awards went to Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling. This Golden, Colo. based company has developed a chemistry-based process to recycle uncured carbon fiber manufacturing scrap and expired material.
US Senator Michael Bennet attended the event on Thursday and offered his remarks at the Networking Luncheon.
The forum is managed by NREL's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC), whose mission is to foster an ongoing and extensive connection with the early-stage business community. NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
For a list of participating companies and sponsors, please visit the Industry Growth Forum online at www.industrygrowthforum.org
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