clean tech

London’s mayor announces £1.6M clean tech incubator

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a clean tech incubator aimed at sparking a new startup cluster in the UK capital focused on helping to foster the development of low-carbon and clean-tech prod

Samsung Ventures Leads $17M Round In Lithium-Polymer Battery Maker Seeo

Seeo, a Hayward, California-based company that makes lithium polymer batteries, has closed a $17M round led by new investor Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of Samsung Group. Existing investors Kh

SoftBank Invests $7M In MIT-based Clean-Tech Startup Altaeros Energies

Another day, another funding from SoftBank. This time the corporation, one of Japan’s leading telecoms, has invested $7 million in Altaeros Energies, which is based at the Massachusetts Institute of

Bio-Tech Startup WISErg Raises $5M To Brings Its Food Waste Recycler To California

WISErg, a bio-tech company that recycles discarded food into organic fertilizer while harvesting data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private in

Efficient Engine Maker EcoMotors Buys A U.S. Factory

On the heels of a $200 million joint venture agreement with First Auto Works to build a factory in China, the motor technology developer EcoMotors has acquired manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?

Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/">Ecotricity</a>, one of the UK's few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an A

Bidgely Cleans Up $5M From Khosla Ventures To Make Household Energy Conservation Fun And Easy

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bidgely.com/">Bidgely</a>, a startup that enables consumers to monitor and manage their household energy use, announced that it has raised $5 million in new funding

Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology

A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batterie

Good Thing For Green Tech? GE Chief, Jeff Immelt, To Chair Obama's Council On Jobs

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/obama-immelt.png" class="shot2"> On Friday, President Obama appointed General Electric's chief executive, Jeff Immelt — an advocate for <a h

US, China Compare Clean Tech, Environmental Concerns at the Whitehouse

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/hu-obama-whitehouse.jpg?w=300" width="300" height="199" class="shot2" /></img> Today, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao r

U.S. Patent Office Lets Green Technologies Jump The Queue For Another Year

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0006/6111/66111v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> The United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its <a href="http:/

Smith Electric's CEO On Delivering Zero Emission Trucks, Avoiding The G-Word

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0007/5221/75221v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"> Bryan Hansel, chief executive of <a href="http://www.smithelectric.com/default.aspx">Smith E

Toyota Settles Longstanding Patent Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech

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SolarCity Wins $21.5 Million Funding Round from Mayfield

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/solarcity_ebay.jpg?w=300"><a href="http://www.solarcity.com/">SolarCity</a> today announced that it is taking a $21.5 million round of funding

Tesla Stock Idling 7 Percent Below IPO Price

<img class="border" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-13.png" alt="" /> After a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/06/29/tesla-ipo-1-7-billion">better-than-expected

CleanTech Venture Investments Total $2 Billion In Q2, Exits Reach More Than $8 Billion

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cleantechipos.jpg" alt="" /> Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture

Home-sized fuel cells are on the way

If you thought solar panels were too expensive to put on your house, wait ’till you hear this one. Bloom Energy, a clean energy start-up in Silicon Valley, said “Hello world” yesterd

Al Gore Joins Richard Branson in Backing GreenRoad

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"Green" Japan's newest products

Japan is turning greener and greener by the week, it seems. This weekend, during the Eco Products 2008 exhibition in Tokyo, a total of 750 companies showcased a few hundred new environmentally friendl

AirGlass: Today's little bit of wow

On the bus back from the Cleantech conference in Stockholm last night I spoke to an investor working with AirGlass, a type of glass that is 97% air. This is actually a sort of aerogel and weighs a mer