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CleanWorld honored as Winner for Game Changer of the Year at the 29th annual Regional Innovation Awards

Posted at December 10, 2013

December 2013, Chico, CA – CleanWorld has earned top honors for Game Changer of the Year at the coveted 29th annual Regional Innovation Awards. The Innovation awards are a testament of the commitment to business success occurring in the ‘530’ region.  The lively evening was host to an audience that came to see the winners selected from among 100 finalists in 25 categories.

Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Tourigny receiving "Game Changer of the Year" Award

Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Tourigny receiving “Game Changer of the Year” Award

Hosted and organized originally by CEPCO and since 2012 by Innovate North State, the 29th annual Innovation Awards are an annual event since 1984 and have expanded to include the entire 530 area code, encompassing most of California North of Sacramento. Prior award winners include market leading companies such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Companies and professionals are honored because of their tremendous achievements conducive to innovation and their game changing impact, not only locally, but statewide, nationally and globally.

Innovate North State’s Managing Director Jon Gregory stated, “The annual Innovation Awards Dinner represents our once-a-year hallmark gala event honoring the phenomenal business success occurring organization performance, products and services, executives and professionals, educators and civic throughout the ‘530’ region. Mr. Gregory continued “We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase the tremendous success stories of business and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and professionals who are leaders in their respected industries.”

ABOUT CleanWorld

CleanWorld, the North American leader in anaerobic digestion, effectively converts food and agricultural waste into 100 percent renewable energy in the forms of heat, bioelectricity, transportation fuel, and fertilizer and soil amendments.  The company has successfully constructed two anaerobic digestion facilities in the Sacramento area with a third nearing completion this month at the former UC Davis landfill.

Co-Title Sponsors: Tri-Counties Bank & City of Davis

Gold Sponsors: Premier Mushrooms, Linscheid Company, Milestone Technologies, CSU College of Engineering, CSU Foundation, Butte Community College, Manex Consulting, Bidwell Properties, Alternative Energy Systems, RagingWire Data Centers, Allevity HR, Five Star Bank, US Bank, Central Valley Fund, New Urban Builders, Edelman, LCS Technologies, Dignity Health, Nichols, Meburg & Rossetto, Matson & Isom, Comcast, Rabobank, AT&T, McLean Group, InterWest Insurance, CleanFlame, CleanWorld, Metal Works, EXL Landa, Auctiva, Wanderful Media,  North Valley Commercial Center of Willows, The O’Donnell Group, Rideout Health, Sierra Health Foundation, A Main Hobbies, and Marrone Bio Innovations.



Innovate North State ( – a public/private partnership driven by CEOs of leading California North State businesses – was established in early 2012. Innovate North State’s goal is to assist the region’s most innovative companies who have the largest growth potential garner a larger share of their national and global markets resulting in a more vibrant regional economy. It focuses on 5 key industry sectors: Sustainable Agriculture and Food; Manufacturing and Consumer Products; Cleantech and Environmental; Web, Mobile, and IT; and Healthcare and Medical Technology. With the mantra of “connecting to compete” Innovate North State’s strategy involves helping innovative companies connect with each other and also to vital resources located outside the region, making the north state the most economically competitive non-metropolitan region in the U.S. by 2017.