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Energy Department Announces Nearly $9 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $8.7 million for 58 grants to small businesses in 22 states to develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These clean energy projects—among a total of 263 grants DOE-wide—help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost building efficiency, increase transportation sustainability, and generate more electricity from renewable sources.

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Energy Department Announces Nearly $32 Million for Innovative Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards will help small businesses advance their promising concepts that improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, increase transportation sustainability, and generate electricity from renewable sources.

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CleanCapital Closes Investment Round Led by FinTech Leaders and Pioneers

 The new capital will allow CleanCapital to implement their technology roadmap and continue scaling operations, growing its team, and expanding opportunities for clean energy investing. CleanCapital’s proprietary platform has benefits that are two-fold, by creating opportunity for investment and increasing ease for project owners to exit their current portfolios. By reducing barriers both for the flow of capital and access to investments, CleanCapital is accelerating clean energy deployment.

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United Fresh Releases Q1 2017 FreshFacts® on Retail Report

New product innovation and introductions helped the fruit and vegetable industry weather the challenges of fluctuating supply and prices, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2017 edition of the FreshFacts® on Retail report. This quarter’s report examines retail trends in produce for the past quarter, including seasonal category deep dives on melons, berries and stone fruit and a section with insights on produce purchases at convenience stores.

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