Cleantech people, money and deals: 23 – 27 Feb. 2009

handshakeFollow the money and appointments taking place in the cleantech sector this week:

  • The chairman of Canada’s BC Hydro, Mossadiq Umedaly, has joined Ventures West to help it raise money for a new $157.6 million (US) clean energy fund, Earth2Tech reports;
  • The Iowa Power Fund Board this week approved a $14.75 million (US) contract with POET to develop a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa;
  • Ethanol firm Growth Energy this week named Tom Buis as its new CEO; Buis, formerly president of the National Farmers Union, also served as senior agriculture policy advisor to Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota;
  • Venture capital investor Matt Horton has been brought on as the new CEO of biofuels firm Propel Fuels Inc.;
  • Earth2Tech reports that green building firm Green Wizard is seeking $4.5 million (US) to help develop a cost-comparison platform for building professionals seeking LEED certification;
  • Synthetic biology company Verdezyne has named Damien Perriman as its new vice president of business development;
  • Ze-gen, a provider of advanced gasification technology, this week named Mark Prendergast as vice president, controller;
  • Sage Electrochromics, which creates windows that change tint for energy efficiency, has secured $20 million in funding;
  • Financial management firm The Brenner Group has appointed Joseph A. Moran as vice president for its interim finance and accounting group focused on the cleantech industry.

Visit the original post at: Environment News