Clean Power Blog


CRMC Bioenergy Facility Generalized Process Flows
July 28, 2016

This Pilot Has Taken Off

It’s always great to hear about a “pilot” project that not only proves out its hypotheses, but exceeds expectations and lays the groundwork for a full-scale facility.  That’s been the case for the pilot anaerobic digester, developed by Massachusetts-based CRMC Bioenergy, LLC at the Greater New... READ THE FULL POST

MassCEC's InnovateMass program
July 19, 2016

The Path to Innovation

Often, the biggest obstacle startups face when it comes to commercialization is knowing where to look for funding. Good news — MassCEC is here to help, through its InnovateMass program! Since the program launched four years ago, MassCEC has invested nearly $2.2 million in cleantech innovation,... READ THE FULL POST

UMass Lowell comes in second place at the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition
June 21, 2016

An Air Force: UMass Lowell Takes Second at DOE Collegiate Wind Competition

To use the common phrase, necessity is the mother of invention. That, plus plenty of funding, as any entrepreneur well knows. So it’s not too surprising to realize how many everyday products permeating our society were initially the results of government-funded military innovation. We find them on... READ THE FULL POST

UltraCell Insulation
June 13, 2016

InnovateMass: Promoting Innovation, with Impressive Results

Every year, the InnovateMass team at MassCEC awards grants of up to $150,000 to innovative technology companies in the cleantech or water tech space. These grants allow companies, like UltraCell Insulation, to further develop and test their technology in the field. Ranging from state-of-the-art,... READ THE FULL POST

All-Weather Solar Cell
June 07, 2016

Clean Energy, Rain or Shine: The All-Weather Solar Cell

Scientists in Qindao, China have made an exciting clean energy breakthrough by designing a solar cell that can generate energy from raindrops! In the recently published edition of the Angewandte Chemie Journal, the... READ THE FULL POST

Solar-Powered Sterile Boxes
May 27, 2016

Solar-Powered Sterile Boxes

Access to safe, clean healthcare equipment is a serious issue in many parts of the world, particularly in developing nations or parts of the world that have recently undergone an environmental catastrophe. As noted in Science... READ THE FULL POST

Massachusetts Ranked Second in 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index
May 26, 2016

Massachusetts Ranked Second in 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

Full disclosure: The author is a baseball fan. Prepare for sports metaphors. On competition, and the things we do well: This month, Clean Edge, Inc. released the annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, a 100-point scoring system which tracks state-by-state and city-by-city data on cleantech... READ THE FULL POST

MassCEC's Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown
May 03, 2016

New England Hits 1 Gigawatt of Wind Power

New England hit an impressive milestone in wind technology last year: 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind energy is now being produced in the six states that make up the region.  Maine leads the effort at 613 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity, while New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts follow with 185... READ THE FULL POST

April 26, 2016

Professional Connections Blossom at Spring Career Fair

On April 13, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s office was bustling with energy as students and job seekers gathered for our first ever Career Fair. Nearly 150 people walked through our doors, ranging from college students interested in internships to clean energy professionals searching for... READ THE FULL POST

Earth Day 2016
April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016: Simple Steps toward a Greener Planet

The purpose of Earth Day is to celebrate our planet—and what better way to do that than by taking care of it? You may think that one person can’t make a difference in protecting our Earth, but by taking steps to be more energy-efficient, you really can have a positive effect on the planet. Any... READ THE FULL POST