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Predictions for Cleantech in 2014

Continuing a tradition since 2007, once again we bring you some end-of-year thoughts about where we think the cleantech investment theme is going.Our cleantech-specific analysis and advisory firm Kachan & Co. focuses on this space. We publish...

Posted December 11, 2013    

New Optimism for a Cleantech Future

If you've not been paying much attention to cleantech in the last little while, it's time to sit up and take notice.Because post-Solyndra, cleantech has been quietly gaining momentum.We had the chance to take a close look at the fundamentals of...

Posted October 28, 2013    

Making Green Mining Less Of An Oxymoron

New breakthrough science and cost reductions from the world of cleantech hold promise for making mining—one of the dirtiest, most inefficient industries in the world—more profitable, safer and cleaner. But which cleantech innovations aimed at...

Posted September 18, 2013    

15 Tips For Clean and Green Tech Accelerator Success

I’ve been helping behind the scenes on a new cleantech incubator recently launched in Vancouver, Canada called the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator. And in the process, I’ve been getting the opportunity to learn what other accelerators and...

Posted July 20, 2013    

Cleantech By Any Other Name

How relevant is the term cleantech today? Has it had its day in the sun?It's a heretical question for someone who's spent much of the last 10 years of his career furthering the cleantech meme globally. A former Managing Director of an...

Posted June 27, 2013    

CleanTech Crowdfunding Coming of Age

With early stage capital for cleantech innovation becoming increasingly scarce, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and a new crop of clean/green ones are beginning to emerge as significant sources of funding for selected...

Posted March 12, 2013    

Predictions For Cleantech In 2013

Every year around this time since 2007, as executive editor of a leading global cleantech research and news service, I’ve contributed to predictions on what to expect in the year ahead in cleantech.We’ve kept that tradition alive here at Kachan...

Posted December 4, 2012    

Cultivating agricultural cleantech

An expanding world population, coupled with increasing concerns about resource scarcity, land availability, biodiversity conservation and global warming is fostering interest in sustainable agriculture technologies.Large companies and clean...

Posted November 22, 2012    

A Cleantech State of the Union

With October now upon us, data providers are beginning to issue their preliminary analyses of cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2012 that just closed. This quarter, the Clean Energy pipeline service of London’s VBResearch is the first to...

Posted October 5, 2012    

Can Patent Registration Rates Predict the Success of the Cleantech Sector?

Anyone can look up at the sky and make a guess at tomorrow’s weather. But having actual data informs your opinion and makes your guess a little more accurate.Which is why, as a managing director of a leading cleantech data provider and responsible...

Posted October 1, 2012    

Two years later: Revisiting the taxonomy of cleantech

It's been two years since Kachan & Co. first published its definition of what industries and categories constitute cleantech.A lot happens in two years, so it's time to refresh our taxonomy.A clean technology taxonomy, a list of nested...

Posted August 13, 2012    

Rethinking the role of government in cleantech

Another year, another wringing of the hands over tax credits and incentives for clean technology.Lobbyists and vendors in the U.S. are once again singing the blues, calling for continued and expanding government investments in clean technology. At...

Posted May 17, 2012