HONOLULU, July 18, 2012 -- The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), in partnership with Arsenal Venture Partners and TechConnect, recognize the 2012 Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions and Top 7 Tropical Environment Energy Solutions. From over 250 global applicants spanning the energy spectrum, the organizations with the most promising military-related technologies were selected to present to a panel of officials including U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), U.S. Army, U.S Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
The upcoming Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (APCES) is a forum that brings together industry and government energy leaders to exchange ideas, showcase exciting technology companies, and build lasting partnerships to solve critical energy problems. In all aspects of the summit, active collaboration can be found between federal, state, and military agencies, defense and infrastructure contractors, energy providers, project developers, and energy solution providers.
The Department of Defense recognizes the important role energy plays in the U.S.' national security. Aggressive energy reduction and alternative energy supply initiatives are already in place. This year's Defense Energy Technology Challenge winners represented a wide range of organizations and solution types, including: energy efficiency, biofuels, HVAC, solar, transportation, smart grid, microgrid, and energy storage. These winners include:
Alta Devices, California
Caterpillar Defense & Federal Products, Illinois
Chromasun, Inc., California
Honeywell Federal Systems Group, California
Hydrogenics Corporation, Ontario, Canada
Packet Digital LLC, North Dakota
Referential Systems Inc., Hawaii
Umpqua Energy, Inc., Oregon
Wifinity Tech, California
Cool Energy, Inc., Colorado
Defense Energy Technology winners were also selected for their potential in forward operating bases in jungle/tropic environments. These winners include:
Atmospheric Water Systems, California
7AC Technologies, Massachusetts
United Technologies Research Center, Connecticut
Architectural Applications, Oregon
"The quality and number of applications was truly incredible," stated CTSI Executive Director, Matthew Laudon. "Our review committee, made up of ex-military, military and industry experts, had a difficult job selecting the final winners."
"The selected DETC Winners this year have an excellent opportunity to gain visibility to key government representatives and network with officials from the military and commercial sectors," stated Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners and Chair of the Defense Energy Technology Challenge. "We are also pleased that we are supporting the Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) program for PACOM by identifying energy solutions that target hot, humid conditions."
The DETC winning organizations will attend Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu on August 13 - 15 and present their technologies in a quick pitch session to the Department of Defense partners, as well as energy industry professionals, investors, utilities, and corporate strategic groups. Following the presentations on August 13, the companies and conference attendees will attend a Defense Energy Technology Challenge Reception and Showcase. Presenting companies and additional invited applicants will have display areas to highlight their technology solutions.
To learn more about the Challenge, visit http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/partner/DETC/ To register for Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and attend the event, visit http://ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/register.html.
About Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI):
The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit www.ct-si.org for more information.
TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising technologies to the world's top corporate, investment, and government professionals. TechConnect is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Danville, California. Visit www.techconnect.org for more information.