Utah Technology Council Launches Clean Tech Initiative


The Utah Technology Council has launched the Clean Tech Initiative in order to increase the focus on green initiatives by Utah business leaders.

The Clean Tech Initiative has several areas of focus, including the development of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower generation; processing technologies for turbines, generators, PV cells, materials and manufacturing, landfill, agricultural and public treatment-based methane capture and power generation; as well as renewable energy technologies for fuel cells, tidal power and hydrokinetics.

The initiative will also concentrate on environment technologies, energy efficiency and demand management, green materials and transportation.

Utah business leaders hope to get on a level playing field with other green-leading states,such as Colorado and California. Colorado received $458 million in venture capital green investments in 2008, while California tallied $3.5 billion in 2008.

SOURCE: Utah Technology Council

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