The state of Montana has a diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial community and workforce, and an increasingly desirable quality of life, that have contributed to Montana producing companies and leaders in environmental remediation, wind and solar technology, and innovations in the clean technology sector.
The Montana CleanTech Alliance’s (“MCA”) mission is to be a resource for clean technology industry in Montana by increasing cleantech jobs, company growth, access to capital, investments and improving Montana companies’ ability to compete in the global marketplace.
What is “CleanTech”?
Cleantech is new technology and related business models that offer competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges.
Montana’s established and growing cleantech industry segments currently include:
- Air and Environment (Environmental Remediation)
- Water and Wastewater (Water Resource Technologies)
- Recycling and Waste
- Materials (Pharmaceuticals, Progressive Chemistry)
- Transportation (Fuels)
- Energy Generation (Renewable Energy)
Rivertop RenewableFounded with technology innovated at the University of Montana, and with encouragement of business, academic and environmental leaders, Rivertop Renewables® was founded in Missoula in 2008.
23 May 2013
With input from the players in cleantech innovation, Cleantech Group runs a rigorous process each year to determine which 100 global private clean technology companies will make the biggest market impact over the next five to 10 years. This is certainly not an easy exercise, especially given that we come across thousands of pioneers, each deserving of its own accolade.
Just this past month, we have received over 4,000 nominations (and expect many more prior to the May 31st deadline). But the Global Cleantech 100 is not a popularity contest. In our current Phase I, we are combining the votes from expert judges, accredited nominees, and the wider community with raw, solid factual data on cleantech news, which we collect daily through our i3 platform.
So far, we have come across some interesting themes and commentary from nominees. Here is a glimpse:
- “Where Cleantech outperforms Dirtytech” in transportation
- “The no need for incentives” value proposition in solar
- “They have succeeded where others have failed” …