January 2011 News

5x5 Night

5x5 Night

Each month, five people will be selected to give a five-minute pitch before five judges. Just like the international art competition he launched in 2009, 5×5 Night is about starting a conversation, DeVos said in a statement. “A culture that innovates is a culture that shares a lot of ideas,” DeVos said. “I think we can do more of that sharing in our region and 5×5 is designed to help.”

Triple Quest succeeds through collaborations

Triple Quest succeeds through collaborations

Triple Quest announced a partnership with Windquest in January of 2010. Since then, their organization has hit its stride primarily by partnering and collaborating with other organizations and “letting each organization do what they do best,” according to Business Unit Leader Christina Keller.

Using waste heat to produce electricity

Using waste heat to produce electricity

Capturing waste heat to produce electricity can be made simple by the Green Machine, an organic rankine cycle technology by Reno, Nev.-based ElectraTherm Inc. Co. CEO John Fox described the process and its benefits to a crowd of about 70 at the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show Jan. 11 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. “ElectraTherm targets existing sources of waste heat to convert to electricity,” he explained.