Friday July 18, 2014 2 comments
GOLDEN - The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) will host the inaugural Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge, a product innovation showcase in Denver, on Oct. 2.
CCIA said the showcase is aimed at supporting a collaborative approach to energy generation and development. CCIA said it will be working with Noble Energy, Encana and ConocoPhillips to identify groundbreaking technology solutions for environmental and resource use concerns.
"At Noble Energy, we are committed to working together to develop solutions that enable Coloradans to have the energy we need, the economy we want and the environment we value," said Dan Kelly, Noble VP for the DJ Basin.
"The Cleantech Challenge aligns with our responsibility as an operator to continuously evaluate ways to enhance our operations by identifying and implementing new technologies and processes to make energy development safer, more environmentally responsible, quieter and cleaner."
A national call for technology products and solutions was issued July 17. Ten to 12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the oil and natural gas partners.
The process will culminate in an invitation-only event that will bring together oil and natural gas producers, clean technology solutions providers, Colorado's research universities and founding sponsors Norton Rose Fulbright and the Colorado Energy Office, CCIA said.
"It is only natural, given Colorado's energy mix, that we were interested in finding a creative way to partner with the natural gas community," said Chris Shepard, CCIA executive director.
"We are pleased to be working on this program with a broad set of natural gas and clean technology companies who are crossing once competitive lines in order to work together towards an all-of-the-above energy mix."