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Cluster Partnerships Strengthen Commercial Value

Posted at October 27, 2014

While CleanWorld has several projects under development across the country, our home base of California, and in particular Northern California, has provided an unprecedented system of collaborative partnerships among public and private entities that has strengthened the success of our commercialization journey.

Due to the impact of the transportation sector on California’s economy and the environment, California policymakers implemented a number of laws and programs in recent years to promote more efficient, renewable, and innovative transportation fuels and vehicles.

CleanWorld’s food waste-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) project—the Sacramento BioDigester RNG facility—is a demonstration of these policy efforts in action.

Advanced transportation is a cluster of opportunity for both economic growth and for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gasses, which The California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (Assembly Bill (AB) 118) recognized, funding the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle (ARFV) Technology Program under which these cluster programs operate to help develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform the state’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the California’s climate goals.

CleanWorld participates in the ARFV formally through the REGIONAL CLUSTERS OF OPPORTUNITITY GRANTS (RICO), in Northern California, where our first commercial projects are operating, in cooperation with Valley Vision, Greenwise Joint Venture, the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, the Los Rios Community College District, and the Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center.

In October 2014 CleanWorld participated in the RICO II showcase, where we joined industry leaders from across the state in sharing the effective results of our regional partnership.

In October 2014 CleanWorld participated in the RICO II showcase, where we joined industry leaders from across the state in sharing the effective results of our regional partnership.

As one of the key growth sectors identified by Next Economy, a formal, regional effort in Northern California that focuses on six critical industry sectors for its short and long term economic growth, advanced manufacturing (within which CleanWorld’s high-solid anaerobic digestion technology in the waste-to-energy space exists) offers opportunities for employment and career building.

The RICO II initiative supports regional networks within this cluster consisting of economic and workforce development practitioners and other industry partners that has helped CleanWorld achieve its commercialization and workforce development objectives.

If you would like more information about how participation in the RICO II experience has helped to strengthen the value proposition of our company and the successful operation of our facilities in these markets, please contact Tracy Saville at tracy.saville@cleanworld.com.