CleanTech Gateway USA Program

 
ZAG-S&W | Washington, D.C. Office
March 28, 2011

Five Israeli clean and renewable energy technology companies were selected to participate in the CleanTech Gateway USA Program, a joint endeavor among the Governor’s Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB), Dominion Energy and the Dominion Resources GreenTech Commercialization Center.

As a co-sponsor, ZAG-S&W, an Israeli-American law firm, has assisted with selection and publicity and hosted a reception for the five companies on March 28 in Washington, D.C.

About the CleanTech Gateway USA Program

The program's purpose was to introduce to the U.S. market, through the establishment of manufacturing, distribution and marketing arms in Virginia, the products and services of Israeli companies with cutting-edge alternative energy technologies. The companies chosen for the program were:

1)

CQM

Automatic (condenser) tube cleaning system; an energy efficiency product for use by power/utility companies and for commercial HVAC units.

2)

Emefcy

Electrogenic bioreactor for wastewater-to-energy technology.

3)

GreenLet Technologies

Smart grid hardware and software; self-deployable energy reduction technology for utilities.

4)

Panoramic Power

Smart grid hardware and software; monitoring of power circuits in commercial buildings.

5)

Powercom LTD

Smart grid hardware and software; real time access for utilities to customers’ electric meters.

Approximately 70 Israeli companies submitted applications to participate in the Commonwealth’s "Go-To-Market" program. Of those 70 companies, 25 semi-finalists were interviewed at ZAG-S&W’s Tel Aviv office by a team comprised of representatives from VIAB, Dominion Energy, Dominion Resources GreenTech Commercialization Center and co-sponsors Greater Richmond Partnership, Hanover County Economic Development Office and ZAG-S&W’s Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C. offices. The other program co-sponsor is Wellford Energy Advisors.

The five finalist companies attended three days of business development sessions (March 29-March 31) in the Richmond, Virginia area, following a reception at ZAG-S&W’s Washington, D.C. office on March 28. Meetings for each company are planned with technology, marketing and financial experts to help facilitate the commercialization in Virginia of their respective technologies. Upon completion of the meetings, each company made a presentation to the program sponsors, potential investors and business persons in the Richmond area.