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Innovation, progress and leadership in new energy and cleantech

Alex Blackburne, editor of sustainable investment magazine Blue & Green Tomorrow, looks back at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards and forward to the future of sustainability.

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James McKenzie scoops Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards

The sixth annual New Energy & Cleantech Awards saw PhotonStar LED CEO James McKenzie pick up Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Customer business model important for mainstreaming cleantech technology, panel says

The task of commercialising and mainstreaming cleantech technology was top of the bill at the inaugural GrowthBusiness New Energy & Cleantech Conference.

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Cleantech firm EcoLogicLiving uses investor base to fund new product

EcoLogicLiving has gone back to the North West Fund for Energy & Environmental to secure the capital it needs to launch a new product.

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MTI Ventures tops up investment in cleantech firm Oxford Photovoltaics

An Oxford University spin-out has locked up its second institutional funding round through a deal with MTI Partners.

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HgCapital unloads wind farm developer RidgeWind to Blue Energy

A £250 million cleantech acquisition has seen private equity firm HgCapital dispose of its wind portfolio.

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Scottish cleantech firm Trident Energy gets capital to bolster renewables activity

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) and members of the London Business Angels Network are coming together to support the growth plans of Trident Energy.

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Gateshead-based cleantech business closes second round

A business aimed at reducing the amount of pollution emitted by manufacturing processes has been backed by the Finance for Business North East Technology Fund by way of a six-figure deal.

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Smart technology in cleantech to be a ‘game changer’

The subject of making cities becoming more environmentally friendly was top of the agenda at the Sustainability/Cleantech Stream panel at Tech Tour Solutions 2012.

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Kier looks to embrace green technology with JV investment

Construction, services and property group Kier has established a joint venture with its parent company Bedfordia Group to launch cleantech company Biogen.

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Angel funding and grant for Albagaia

Scottish cleantech business Albagaia has sewn up £500,000 of funding to aid the development of its waste recovery technology.

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Three cleantech firms backed by Ludgate

Growth capital investor Ludgate Environmental Fund has backed Tamar, Micropelt and Ignis Biomass in its latest round of cleantech deals.