Mattson Technology CEO Challenge and SunPower PedalOn Awards to Further Corporate and Cycling Club Involvement

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a Silicon Valley-based supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, are now official sponsors of the Webcor King-of-the-Mountain Ride taking place 10 a.m., Saturday, February 16 in San Jose. A kick-off for the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, the Webcor San Jose King-of-the-Mountain Ride, beginning at the Richard Meier-designed San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, features an aggressive ascent up San Jose’s Sierra Road. Riding like seasoned professionals up the Sierra hill, the best and the hardiest cyclists will compete for the honor of being King-of-the-Mountain. Read the rest of this entry »


Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW) announced today that Robert Edwards, a retired senior engineer from Lockheed Martin, has joined the company’s Board of Advisors.Mr. Edwards served at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, working on different projects including the Apollo Moon Project and other space programs. His area of expertise is in energy conversion systems, including thermoelectric, steam, internal combustion and external combustion engines. Mr. Edwards has also spent over 20 years working with experimental steam cars and other steam systems, and is an officer of the Mobile Steam Society in Tennessee. He has published over 40 scientific papers and now gives talks on the subjects of alternative fuels and heat transfer systems. He holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee. Read the rest of this entry »

CEO Plans Meetings in 12 Cities, 7 Countries Over the Next Two Weeks With Former CEO of Lotus Engineering

Steve Schneider, CEO of electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), says that ZAP is ‘racing’ to meet the opportunities that exist today in electric transportation. The Company has meetings over the next two weeks to further its business plans with various people and businesses in 12 cities, seven countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW) announced today that a podcast discussing progress in green engine technology and featuring Wilson McQueen, Cyclone’s VP Sales & Marketing, has been posted on the website of SolidWorks Corporation. Read the rest of this entry »

Joint Venture will manufacture batteries for VV’s line of PHEVs

Electrovaya (TSX: EFL) announced today that it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New York based Visionary Vehicles (VV) to produce batteries for VV’s full line of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). The agreement will result in a Joint Venture to develop, manufacture and provide Electrovaya’s Lithium-Ion SuperPolymer® batteries and intelligent battery management systems to Visionary Vehicles for use in its PHEVs. Read the rest of this entry »

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — The country’s ethanol production capacity went from 5.6 billion gallons at the end of 2006 to more than 7.5 billion gallons at the end of 2007, representing the largest growth that the industry has ever experienced. The pace for new plant construction and expansion activity is expected to slow, and industry consolidation will be on the rise as producers look to acquire existing plants rather than build new capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Northern California Power Agency Member Uses Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce CO2 Emissions, Enhance Green Energy Usage

The City of Palo Alto recently celebrated its ranking as the number one renewable energy program in the U.S., according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). PaloAltoGreen, a voluntary green energy purchasing program, now boasts a membership of one in five ratepayers. While the national average for enrollment in similar programs is less than two percent, PaloAltoGreen saw a five percent membership increase in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »