Colorado Cleantech Industries Association issues third annual cleantech challenge

GOLDEN, Colorado -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the third annual Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge (OGCC), a product innovation showcase and competition to be held in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 1, 2016.

As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, they continue to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risk. Through the OGCC, CCIA brings together innovative early-stage companies and oil and natural gas leaders to identify technology solutions for these challenges.

“CCIA is dedicated to the implementation of clean technologies as a solution for resource concerns voiced by the energy industry at large,” said Chris Shapard, CCIA”s Executive Director. “Our oil and natural gas partners have found the OGCC to be an effective avenue by which they are able to efficiently vet promising early-stage companies and key in on technologies that might be able to impact their business.”

The application process is now open for cleantech companies to showcase their innovative products and technologies. Specific categories have been identified as presenting the greatest opportunities for improvements in oil and natural gas operations. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Air - focus on methane detection or controls
- Remote/distributed power
- The Internet of Things (IoT)/digital oilfield
- Advanced materials and chemicals
- Plant or biological solutions
- Water
- Power management
- Unmanned aerial vehicles
- Space-saving items to reduce footprint
- Items to reduce truck traffic

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, after which 10-12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the oil and natural gas partners. Applications are due on July 15, 2016.

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