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What A Night!

The 2015 Rocky Mountain Region Awards Gala

The evening was a great success celebrating cleantech entrepreneurs and those challenging the status quo with truly breakthrough ideas and innovations.

We announced our Region's finalists that will go on to compete in the 
National Finals in San Francisco in November. We heard a thought-provoking keynote address from The Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room's Managing Director Ned Harvey. And we met as a thriving and engaged cleantech community.

Thank you to all that came to last night's event. To all that supported the competing entrepreneurs during this year's program. To all our tireless volunteers. And so importantly, thank you to all our tremendous and valued sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.

Lastly, we invite all of you to join the National Cleantech Open community in San Francisco for the Global Forum November 19. Click here for more information and to register for this truly one of a kind event.

It's been a great year for cleantech entrepreneurship!

This Year's Rocky Mountain Region Winners

The 2015 Region Winners (left to right):
Andrew Maxey from Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling
Duncan Hoffman from NextPotential which is also the Sustainability Winner
Nicole Ray from Rayn Innovations, the WOW Award Winner
Jonathan Netzky from Tepa
Category: Energy Generation
NextPotential is a highly scalable waste-to-value company that recycles CO2 emissions directly into natural gas. Using a patent-pending photocatalyst, which is activated directly by light with no additional thermal or photovoltaic energy input, NextPotential can take pollution directly from an industrial stack and recycle it to produce natural gas. The product is a modular, turnkey unit that can be integrated with existing infrastructure to generate a low cost, zero carbon fuel that can be reused onsite. 
Category: Agriculture, Water & Waste
Tepa is the highest quality and most sustainable meat alternatives available. Comparatively, Tepa travels and stores in 1/3 the space, cooks in 1/2 the time and provides unprecedented commercial access to vegetable-based whole food nutrition. 
Category: Agriculture, Water & Waste
Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling is a recycler of advanced materials – specifically strong and lightweight carbon fiber – used in the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods industries. The company has developed patent pending recycling technology to address the 15,000 tonnes of carbon fiber waste that is being landfilled and incinerated every year.
Category: Chemicals & Advanced Materials
Rayn Innovations designs and develops new materials for the advancement of electromagnetic applications, such as microstrip antennas, filters and absorbers, microwave inductors, EMI devices, etc. for defense, aerospace, and commercial industries.

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