A small startup hasn’t yet shipped its products to consumers, but a big name in the home-heating field likes what it sees so far. The money will help Ecovent grow as it fills more than $1 million in pre-orders.More →
Hyde Park is getting some extra bit of life. On Friday, two “living roofs” were installed on two bus shelters in the area. The installations are the third and fourth in the city; the first two were installed in April near the Uphams Corner Station of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.More →
International lighting giant Royal Philips announced Tuesday it is consolidating its North American research and development efforts in Cambridge so that it can be close to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other Kendall Square innovators.
The company and school also announced a 5-year, $25 million collaboration effort that will bring academic and company researchers together to work on health care and urban lighting technology.More →
OptiBit, a startup working to find ways to keep power-hungry data centers humming in a more energy-efficient manner, won big at this year’s MIT Clean Energy Prize contest. The far-flung team had a graduate student each from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of California, Berkeley. Their patented technology has been a decade in the making and took home the $200,000 grand prize.More →
Apple and Waltham-based battery maker A123 Systems say they’re nearly done settling a lawsuit that accused Apple of illegally poaching a handful of high-level battery scientists and engineers. The lawsuit came as rumors of Apple’s desire to build electric cars were circulating in the press.More →
Amidst the endless string of funding announcements, office leases, Kickstarter campaigns, and initial public offerings, it can be tough to discern what’s actually happening in Boston’s innovation economy.More →
Joule Unlimited is one of those clean-energy companies that sounds like it’s on the verge of changing the world: its genetically engineered bacteria can produce ethanol or diesel from nothing more than sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.
Getting that idea from lab experiment to full-scale factory, however, has not been easy.More →
Dynamo Micropower, a startup housed at Greentown Labs, will receive a $175,000 loan, the group announced Monday. The money, distributed by MassDevelopment’s Emerging Technology Fund, adds to the $2.5 million in private investment and grant funding that the Somerville-based turbine maker has received over the last 18 months.More →
The city of Las Vegas isn’t exactly associated with energy efficiency — that is what you get when you build a metropolis in the middle of the desert, outfit it with millions of lights, and then suck your water supply dry. But Schneider Electric, the international energy firm with US headquarters in Andover, Mass., is doing its part to make a small dent in the energy consumption along The Strip.More →