Last week, Allen Park, MI-based EcoMotors announced a $200 million deal with China’s Zhongding Power to build a manufacturing plant in Anhui Province. The plant will produce EcoMotors’ opposed piston opposed cylinder (“opoc”) engines, which the company says are cheaper to... Read more »
Who are all these new guys around town?
Over the past year or so, Massachusetts has seen lots of outside companies set up offices in the Boston area. Not a new trend, but something to keep an eye on. Tonight a... Read more »
You can’t help but be inspired after spending a couple of hours with the 20 Northwest student teams at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.
Despite the shortcomings of our education system at multiple levels, rising tuition, and laments about diminishing American... Read more »
Four years ago this week, I put the deposit down on my first apartment in Detroit. I had been spending an increasing amount of time in the city on weekends, and every time I visited, I felt—at the risk of sounding... Read more »
San Diego’s emerging agricultural biotech cluster has added three new companies, with DSM, ZeaKal, and Algenetix setting down roots here. I’ve got details about them below, along with the rest of the life sciences news over the past week.... Read more »
GreenLancer, the Detroit-based solar engineering company Xconomy profiled last July, announced last week that it has oversubscribed its Series A fundraising round, snagging $275,000 from four Michigan-based investors.
The company, which is based online and employs a national network of contract... Read more »
[Updated 3/29, see below] An interesting footnote to a big, bad bankruptcy case in the cleantech world: The former A123 Systems, which fell into bankruptcy after huge stumbles in its business, has officially changed its name to B456 Systems.... Read more »
Thank you Boulder and Denver! We are extremely pleased to announce today the launch of Xconomy Boulder/Denver, the seventh bureau in our growing network of news sites covering the business of technology in key innovation clusters around the United States.... Read more »
[Corrected 3/27/13, 1:46 p.m. See below.] Nextek Power Systems is tucked away inside the NextEnergy building on Burroughs Street in Detroit, but don’t let its semi-hidden location fool you: Nextek is working on power supply issues with global implications,... Read more »