Oregon BEST announces commercialization grants

Oregon BEST announces commercialization grants

The Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center announced two commercialization grant awards, putting it on track to award $1 million in grants this year.

Last week, Oregon BEST announced it would award $150,000 to Applied Exergy Inc., a startup working with Oregon State University to develop energy storage technology that captures and stores energy as an icy slush and then uses a heat source to discharge the stored energy when it's needed.

On Tuesday, Oregon BEST announced an $80,000 commercialization grant for Columbia Green Technologies, a Portland ecoroof startup, which will fund that company's work with Portland State University researchers to measure and track the ability of ecoroof systems to manage stormwater runoff in urban settings.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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