CCIA’s 2017 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge calls for entries for Sept. 7 event

Thursday June 22, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, CCIA 2017 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge, Shelly Curtiss


GOLDEN -- Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge (OGCC), a product innovation showcase and competition to be held in Denver on Sept. 7.CCIA_Cleantech_logoUSE

CCIA said the event is held In continued support of a collaborative approach to lessen the environmental impact of energy generation and development 

As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, it continues to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risk.

Through the OGCC, CCIA said it brings together innovative early-stage companies with oil and natural gas leaders to identify technology solutions for these challenges.

"CCIA is dedicated to the implementation of clean technologies as a solution for resource concerns voiced by the energy industry at large," said Shelly Curtiss, CCIA's interim executive director.

"Our oil and natural gas partners have found the OGCC to be an effective avenue by which they are able to efficiently vet promising early-stage companies and key in on technologies that might be able to impact their business."

CCIA said the application process is now open for cleantech companies to showcase their innovative products and technologies. Specific categories have been identified as presenting the greatest opportunities for improvements in oil and natural gas operations.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

• Air - focus on methane detection or controls
• Remote/distributed power
• The Internet of Things (IoT)/Digital Oilfield
• Advanced materials and chemicals
• Plant or biological solutions
• Water
• Power management
• Unmanned aerial vehicles
• Space saving items to reduce footprint
• Items to reduce truck traffic

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, CCIA said, after which 10-12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the oil and natural gas partners. 

Applications are due by July 21. More information can be found at: