Cleantech Open Selects Area Firms As Semifinalists

The Cleantech Open, a business competition which is looking to spur investment and businesses in the clean technology industry, said Tuesday that it has named a number of semifinalists for its competition in the Rocky Mountain region. The competition--which has support from such firms as Chevron and Google--said the semifinalists include Fort Collins-based betterengines, Golden, Colorado-based BioVantage, Helena, Montana-based DenDroCo, North Logan, Utah-based DIAL Emissions Monitoring, Los Alamos-based eQsolaris, Woods Cross, Utah-based Go Natural CNG, Rio Rancho, NM-based Greenwall, Salt lake-based H.O.T. Water Company, Salt Lake City-based INOTEC, Cheyenne, Wyoming-based NDCPower, Longmont, Colorado-based PCMI, Tuscon-based Verdan Earth Technologies, and VolumeWind, based in North Logan, Utah. Those firms are among 104 teams looking to score up $50,000 in cash and services in a regional competition, and $250,000 at the national level for their businesses.