EG’s Business Development clients are companies and organizations providing a clean tech product or service, seeking to expand beyond their current market position. We help our companies grow using our vast knowledge of the clean-tech marketspace in general, as well as our knowledge of more specific area-based markets in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and has become one of the largest providers of cashless parking systems in the United States. Parkmobile’s call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the US.
Parking management systems have been widely used in Europe since the 1990s when Parkmobile USA’s European counterpart, Parkmobile Group, was founded. They have modified Parkmobile Group’s pay by phone parking and digital parking permit systems to meet the needs of consumers and parking providers in the American market.
Everyone at Parkmobile is professionally and personally committed to building a company that improves transportation systems and reduces vehicle emissions. They believe business can be a positive force for social, economic and environmental change.
Parkmobile is successful for a number of reasons. Their parking management solutions increase revenue, reduce operational costs and create better customer experiences. From the consumer perspective, Parkmobile provides excellent value propositions by offering simple and convenient ways to pay for parking.
Started by two Drexel University graduates, Ridaroo matches up potential carpool partners. The website can replace the bulletin board carpool signups found in many companies and organizations. Users can create profiles including information such as personal information, where they’re coming from and going to, and whether they want to give or get a ride. Ridaroo then matches users based on their trips and personal factors. Users can send invitations to matches they are interested in carpooling with and receive invitations from matches interested in carpooling with them. Users can also link their Facebook accounts to their profile to see if any matches are their friends or friends of their friends.
Near-Miss Management’s mission is to open a new era in process risk management through pioneering techniques and innovative solutions based on the concept of near-miss management. They serve companies by helping them improve their safety and bottom line through their experience in identifying and addressing process risks in plant operations.
The company’s bundled solutions suite, Dynamic Risk Predictor, developed based on a decade of research efforts on near-misses, enables manufacturing facilities to improve profitability and operate at higher safety and reliability levels, providing the ultimate win-win for companies. Their innovative, patent-pending methods fully utilize dynamically-produced alarm as well as process data to provide several leading indicators, identifying deterioration in risk levels of plants and alerting their personnel of potential for approaching incidents, thus allowing them to avoid costly and dangerous shutdowns. The Dynamic Risk Predictor Suite consists of 3 units: Alarm Fitness, Dynamic Risk Analyzer, and Real-Time Leading Signal Generator.
BlackGold Biofuels specializes in resource recovery from wastewater. Global urbanization, threats from climate change, and energy demand are rapidly escalating, simultaneously increasing pressure for new, renewable energy sources and greater efficiency in waste handling. BlackGold Biofuels provides technology, equipment, and professional services that enable our clients to harvest renewable energy and other bioproducts from wastewater streams, creating profitable assets from pollution liabilities. These solutions not only create environmentally responsible revenue, but also improve the lifespan and performance of existing infrastructure investments.
The company’s flagship product is the FOG-to-Fuel® system, a patented system converting sewer Fats, Oils, and Greases that normally clog the sewer into ASTM biodiesel. The FOG-to-Fuel® system contributes to reductions in sewer overflows, utility cost-savings, reduced carbon footprint, and increased energy security and independence, all while creating a profit center for the client.
Epiphany Solar Water Systems (SWS) began in 2005 when Tom Joseph and Henry Wandrie first conceived of a simple and inexpensive method of distilling water with concentrated solar energy. After receiving seed funding from Innovation Works (a PA Ben Franklin Technology Partner) in 2009, a team of diverse and highly skilled individuals was secured to undergo the project. Among them are experts in solar energy, design, manufacturing, marketing, and business management.
Since its conception, Epiphany SWS has completed fabrication of various Beta units, which are currently undergoing final testing, with pilot market launch of these units proposed to commence by the end of 2010. Epiphany SWS is currently seeking additional funding to complete the market launch of the V1.0 product. Once the pilot market is proven, Epiphany SWS will seek to secure its first institutional round of funding in early 2011. This will allow Epiphany SWS to reach operational profitability by the end of 2011. Key use of funds include: development and release of v.1.0 of the water purification units, establishment of distributor agreements, and all necessary marketing and PR required to achieve initial customer sales.
Epiphany SWS’ Beta hybrid unit was unveiled at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, concurrent with the release of the non-profit organization, Project EviivE. Project EviivE’s sole purpose is to provide water purification systems to developing communities worldwide.
Enerdata is an independent Information & Consulting firm specialising in the global energy industry. The company has more than 25 years’ experience in economic issues related to midstream and downstream energy at a global level. Leveraging advanced forecasting models and quantitative databases, Enerdata’s team of skilled economists, analysts, engineers, and industry and IT specialists brings innovative expertise to address complex political, economic and financial issues.
Global energy & greenhouse gas intelligence and energy data mining have been our speciality since 1986. Enerdata is now a recckognised energy data source trusted by major energy companies worldwide for our ability to provide up-to-date, reliable, and globally consistent energy data. Our services also include energy market reports , energy tendencies and forecasts, and greenhouse gas databases.
Our experts have unrivalled experience in the downstream energy sector, particularly in energy demand prospective and energy efficiency evaluation. Based on powerful econometric and technico-economic models developed in-house, Enerdata supports international private and public actors in order to understand and anticipate vital changes in the energy sector.
PepperDash is a leading provider of control programming services, including energy management and graphic design, for educational, governmental, medical, commercial and residential environments.
Global Power Solutions is dedicated to providing renewable energy products for commercial applications. Our objective is to create products that optimize environmental responsibility; high efficiency energy output, and cost.
The GPS Wind Energy System is a revolutionary concept in the commercial application of wind energy. The Wind Energy System is designed to provide maximum energy return to commercial and government installations. The Global Power Solutions design allows for maximum flexibility in site specific configurations of its revolutionary wind turbine design. Whether used as a single unit, as rooftop panels, or in wind tower configurations, the Global Power Solutions Wind Energy System lowers your total carbon footprint, and allows your organization to take advantage of the many renewable energy credits available at the Federal, State and Local level.
The Global Power Solutions Wind Energy System is the first patented wind turbine that has an integrated alternator, eliminating the need for the inefficiencies of shaft connections. It features a unique, patented design utilizing a gearless, center hub to minimize resistance and increase efficiency. It also increases efficiency and power by placing the copper coils and magnets on the outside perimeter, seamlessly bringing the generator and alternator together as one unit. This unique design is covered under U.S. Patent #7605486.
Liberty Hydro is a cutting-edge development company specializing in water purification systems for extraction industries. Liberty Hydro develops and customizes cutting-edge water purification systems that remove water pollutants from extraction industry sources. We also maintain the water purification systems we install to insure ongoing compliance in the removal of selenium, metals and other elements.
The mission of WorldWater & Solar Technologies, Inc. is to make clean water and power available everywhere in the world through its proprietary solar technology. To achieve this goal, WorldWater has developed the Mobile MaxPure® system, a transformative product utilizing cutting-edge solar, water pumping and purification technologies. Robust, easy to use and self-contained, the Mobile MaxPure® brings near-immediate solutions to water and power problems existing in remote areas of the globe as well as crises encountered in cities, towns and villages following disastrous hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis or floods.
All of the Mobile Max™ products provide clean energy from the rays of the sun and are operational within 30 minutes after arriving on site. This energy can be used to pump and purify water, run lights, power tools, operate command center equipment and satellite phones. The Mobile MaxPure® can provide an entire town with potable water from freshwater, seawater or brackish water sources. Compared to bottled water, MMP systems have a payback period of under one week! “No special training beyond review of an easy-to-follow manual is required to operate these rugged, field proven, entirely solar powered machines!
Constellation Energy has a long and pioneering history in the energy industry. From our roots as the nation’s first gas light utility, our company has evolved into one of the largest and most innovative energy companies in America. Constellation Energy is a publicly traded (NYSE ticker: CEG) Fortune 500 leader, headquartered in Baltimore, with nearly 10,000 employees, approximately 12,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $14.3 billion in annual revenues (2010). And nearly 200 years later, we’re still innovating at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Maryland’s oldest and largest utility. BGE is poised to roll out one of the most comprehensive Smart Grid programs in the nation.
Constellation Energy’s customer-centric business model is unique in the industry. The company is committed to advancing competition in energy markets. Competition drives innovation, provides choices for customers and helps to keep energy costs as low as possible. One recent Constellation Energy innovation is VirtuWatt, a versatile and feature-rich online application that enables industrial energy users to significantly lower costs by reducing power usage during times of peak demand.
NovaThermal Energy’s patented geothermal technology saves 30%-60% in building heating & cooling costs. A unique anti-block device allows utilization of all forms of water with a ground-source heat pump, without pre-cleaning or treatment.
NovaThermal Energy’s current clients include owners and managers in buildings over 100,000 sq ft with adjacency to large sewer mains. While there are multiple heat pump and heat exchanger products in the market, none is able to tap into the pre-existing geothermal loop provided by the sewer infrastructure.
In urban markets, no other product can retrofit large commercial buildings to create such significant HVAC energy cost reductions.
Serious Energy, Inc. increases the value of buildings for both owners and occupants with a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control with material science innovations.
We spend over 90% of our lives inside buildings where we live, work, study, and shop. American commercial and residential real estate has lost trillions of dollars of value. Since 2007, commercial property values dropped 40%, and the average home value is down 27% or more. The U.S. Department of Energy states that America’s buildings account for approximately 40% of total U.S. energy consumption, costing $400 billion annually. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that some 30% of buildings’ energy is simply wasted.
The value of buildings largely derive from their capacity to improve the comfort, productivity, and health of occupants. Independent studies prove measureable benefits such as quiet office spaces improve employee productivity, and upgrades that increase natural daylighting can lead to decreased absenteeism and higher productivity. Energy efficiency increases the value of a building.
Serious Energy is addressing the enormous opportunity to unleash the value in buildings with its suite of energy software services and advanced building products designed to increase the value of America’s buildings, for both owners and occupants. For building owners, the goal is to increase net operating income. For occupants, the goal is to increase comfort, productivity and health at lower operating cost.