CleanTECH

The greenXchange is New Zealand's 'greentech' business cluster and accelerator, with a primary purpose of leveraging smart Kiwi innovation into the international marketplace at an early stage.

We create internationally recognised businesses and provide support for existing enterprises and new start-up companies working in the areas of primary sector value add, low carbon technologies, environmental disciplines, sustainability and future transport solutions.

Our member companies are involved in innovative solutions for:

  •   tacking climate issues and reducing emissions

  •   increasing energy efficiency and ensuring energy security

  •   dealing with water and waste water resources

  •   decreasing landfill volumes

  •   developing waste to energy resources

  •   establishing future transport options

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While there is no standard definition of 'clean technology', it has been described by US based Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, as "a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes."

It notes that "clean technologies are competitive with, if not superior to, their conventional counterparts. Many also offer significant additional benefits, notably their ability to improve the lives of those in both developed and developing countries"

CleanTECH is a means to create electricity and fuels, with a smaller environmental footprint and minimise pollution, and to make green buildings, transport and infrastructure both more energy efficient and environmentally benign.

The greenXchange partners with and accelerates businesses that meet the following cleanTECH criteria:

  renewable energy (wind, solar PV, biomass, hydropower, biofuels),
  green transportation, electric motors,
  green chemistry,
  lighting, and 
  appliances that are more energy efficient.