Industry News

GC3 Challenge: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products.

[5/04/17] The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) has launched a prize competition: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products. The GC3 and sponsors are looking for new, safe, and effective preservatives with the ultimate goal of accelerating the development and commercialization of these alternatives. This Challenge seeks ideas for broad spectrum or single action chemical agents and preservative boosters/multi-functional ingredients. Beyond the prize pool of $175K (with a minimum single award of $25K), this Challenge also offers the opportunity for up to 5 finalists to present their technologies and network with representatives from product companies and suppliers.   more

Learn about Contracting Opportunities with the Asian Development Bank.

[4/18/17] April 20, 2017, 5:00pm PST Webinar (free): The program will provide an overview of the ADB organization and the U.S. Commercial Service Liaison to the ADB in Manila will discuss current and upcoming ADB projects and how your company can bid effectively to win ADB contracts. Presenters will also share information on various ADB-supported events aimed at making U.S. firms more competitive. From 2011 to 2015, U.S. firms won approximately $1.5 billion in contract awards and a very large share related to environmental consulting, design, remediation, and upgrading of existing infrastructure in developing markets, worldwide.  more

EPA Programs Seek Public Comment on Existing Regulations & Findings.

[4/17/17] On March 24, 2017, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued an agency-wide memorandum on implementation of Executive Order 13777, which announced members of the required Regulatory Reform Task Force, and directed EPA program offices to seek public input on existing regulations and report findings to the Task Force by May 15.   more

Call for Case Studies - Managing Stormwater in Oregon.

[4/05/17] Deadline: Friday, April 14th, 2017. As a member of the conference planning committee, Kennedy Jenks Consultants is issuing a call for stormwater treatment case studies. The committee will review the submittals to choose those that reflect a range of stories to be presented at the conference. Of particular interest are stories from industrial facilities who have implemented treatment and have data that can illustrate the results (successful or not). There are two 75-minute sessions for stormwater treatment case studies. Each session will have THREE case study presentations, each presentation approximately 15 minutes in length. For more info contact

Portland GoGreen Conference Calls for Proposals & Speaker.

[3/29/17] GoGreen Portland is seeking submissions for inclusion in the 2017 Program, scheduled for October 17th. There will be 3 tracks including Equity & Social Justice, Climate & Energy and Employee Engagement.   more

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Applications Now Open.

[3/27/17] Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator opened applications for its 2017 cohort. The business accelerator is seeking clean technology entrepreneurs and early-stage startups that want to speed their path to market with curriculum, mentorship and business connections powered by CleanTech Alliance and Oregon BEST. The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator program focuses on business modeling, customer discovery, product development, go-to-market strategy, financial planning, funding pathways and creating the industry connections needed to succeed. Participating startups benefit from assigned business mentors and access to a deep bench of cleantech business leaders and subject matter experts from across the region. Applications close May 1, 2017.  more