Clean Tech Innovation ~ A Berkeley Tradition

Expo Participants

Adura Technologies provides cost-effective facility management solutions for the retrofit of commercial buildings that reduce energy and operating costs, curtail load, enhance occupant satisfaction, and enable customer participation in energy efficiency, demand response and carbon trading programs.

Banyan Energy will use its proprietary high-efficiency concentrator technology to solve the biggest pain points in the solar power market: cost and scale. We have developed a platform technology for the Simple Concentration and Aggregation of Light Energy (SCALE). We are developing two product lines in a phased approach based on the SCALE platform. Our Line Focus product will address near-term pain points in silicon module manufacturing. Our ultra-high efficiency Point Focus products will solve the high cost and manufacturing challenges that constrain solar energy in the long term.

The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a student-led organization whose mission is to connect and educate the UC Berkeley energy and resources community. The group acts as a bridge between the many schools, programs, and labs at the University, including the Boalt Hall School of Law, College of Chemistry, College of Engineering, College of Natural Resources, Energy & Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, UC Energy Institute, and others. To foster productive applications of university research and technology, BERC also forges connections with the larger energy and cleantech cluster that is growing in the Bay Area and beyond.

The California Cars Initiative ( is a Palo Alto-based nonprofit startup of entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers promoting 100+MPG plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Somewhat uniquely, we're ourselves a hybrid, focusing both on public policy and technology development, and harnessing buyer demand to help commercialize PHEVs. We're building demand among highly receptive markets to encourage auto makers to produce 100+MPG "no-sacrifices" high-performance, clean hybrid cars.

The Center for Energy & Environmental Innovation (CEEI) is a collaborative center created through the Haas School of Business’s Management of Technology program and in partnership with the Energy & Resources Group, the College of Engineering, Boalt Hall, The Goldman School of Public Policy, College of Natural Resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry, and the proposed Energy Biosciences Institute. CEEI bridges the gap between entities on campus, and in doing so, connects the fields of technology development, academic research, commercialization, and the policy landscape.

Horizon Wind Energy is based in Houston, Texas with regional offices in New York, Oregon, Illinois, California, Colorado and Minnesota. With over 200 employees, Horizon has developed more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) and owns over 1,300 MW of operating wind farms. Horizon, which is currently developing a portfolio of more than 10,500 MW in over 15 states, is owned by Energias de Portugal (EDP), the largest utility in Portugal.

The Joint BioEnergy Institute, or JBEI, is a scientific partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and including the Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the University of California (UC) campuses of Berkeley and Davis, and the Carnegie Institution for Science, located at Stanford University. Headquartered in EmeryStation East, a state-of-the-art laboratory building in Emeryville, JBEI serves as one of three new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs).

JBEI's primary scientific mission is to advance the development of the next generation of biofuels – liquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass that can replace gasoline. is an online marketplace that links greenhouse gas offset projects in low-income countries with buyers who value the social and environmental co-benefits of their carbon offsets. Customers are able to choose the exact project they want to support. Vivid descriptions of the community, and people, affected by each project inform their choice. The Live Climate site meets demand by connecting customers to projects that do more than just offset carbon. Through this channel, we are harnessing the carbon market to be a direct source of financing for sustainable development. Live Climate has incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a dual mission. The first is to fund projects that have significant positive benefits for local livelihoods and environments. Live Climate is focused on supporting smaller projects with strong co-benefits by creating a marketplace in which those co-benefits are fully valued by socially and environmentally minded consumers. The second aspect of the mission is to educate developed country consumers about clean development and the potential of carbon offset projects to address poverty and environmental degradation around the world, and about reducing their own carbon footprint.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.

There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out PG&E's primary business -- the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000 square mile service area in northern and central California.

As a provider of electricity and natural gas to approximately 1 in 20 Americans, PG&E recognizes that the way the company produces and delivers products and serves customers has a direct impact on the environment. As a result, the company is taking the lead to deliver some of the nation's cleanest electric power, advocating for regulation of greenhouse gases through partnerships, investing in renewables, and supporting its customers through innovative environmental intitiatives.

100% ELECTRIC, ZERO EMISSIONS. The Vectrix ZEV is the first fully electric bike, it's great for the environment, and its low repair rates are unrivaled. And it goes fast. By fast, we mean zero to 50 MPH in 6.8 seconds.

- Top speed of 65 mph.

- Amazing handling due to well-designed low center of gravity.

- Range of 35-50 miles/charge depending on driving style and speed. Totally usable in the real world.

- Recharges quite fast. 2 hours for 80%, 3 hours for full charge.

- Very low energy costs per mile. Gas car is about 13-15 cents/mile. Prius is about 6-7 cents/mile. Gas motorcycle is about 5-6 cents/mile. Vectrix is less than 1 cent/mile.

- Very low maintenance. One rider had the following comments - "I've ridden it almost every day for 7 months. Zero maintenance costs so far. It runs the same as day I bought it (due to very few moving parts). It may not need any servicing for 2 or more years."

- $1500 rebate offered by state of CA. Brings cost down to $9500.

Chevron Energy Solutions

Chevron Energy Solutions designs and constructs facility projects, including infrastructure and renewable power systems, that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and ensure reliable power for public institutions and businesses. Since 2000, Chevron Energy Solutions has developed more than 800 projects involving energy efficiency or renewable power for education, government and business customers in the United States.