Cleantech by any other name

On June 19, 2013, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

How relevant is the term cleantech today? Has it had its day in the sun? It’s a heretical question for someone who’s spent much of the last 10 years of his career furthering the cleantech meme globally. A former Managing Director of an organization that gets much of the credit for coining the phrase to begin […]

Cultivating Agricultural Cleantech

On November 21, 2012, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

An expanding world population, coupled with increasing concerns about resource scarcity, land availability, biodiversity conservation and global warming is fostering interest in sustainable agriculture technologies. Large companies and clean technology investors are focused on energy, and some are following water. Yet very few are tracking opportunities in breakthrough clean and green agricultural technology. And that […]

Chief Blogger’s Favorite Cleantech Blogs

On September 21, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I’ve personally written hundreds of articles over the years.  I selected a few I thought were pretty timeless or prescient, and worth rereading: What is Cleantech?  Always a good starting point: or try, The Seminal List of Cleantech Definitions   The “Rules” in Cleantech Investing – Rereading this one after the cleantech exits study we […]

Two Years Later: Revisiting the Taxonomy of Cleantech

On August 10, 2012, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

It’s been two years since Kachan & Co. first published its definition of what industries and categories constitute cleantech. A lot happens in two years, so it’s time to refresh our taxonomy. A clean technology taxonomy, a list of nested categories, is important. It shows where a clean technology “fits.” It helps vendors understand their competitive […]

Tagged with:  

The Seminal List of Authoritative Cleantech Definitions

On December 7, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

It dawned on me after I MC’ed the Cleantech Open Gala Awards Ceremony two weeks ago (congrats again the to winners!), that there were now some 5.6 mm listings on google for the term cleantech, and while virtually every data provider or leading market analysis firm in the sector had tried to define cleantech, no […]