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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 20:08

General Motors

GM

General Motors is passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. They are committed to delivering vehicles with compelling designs, flawless quality and reliability, and leading safety, fuel economy and infotainment features.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 20:02

Holland & Hart

HollandHart

Holland & Hart helps renewable energy developers find innovative solutions to match the innovative nature of the new technologies and offsetting mechanisms being introduced into the marketplace. We represent wind energy, solar power, geothermal power, biofuels plant, hydroelectric generation, and other renewable power plant developers, as well as energy efficiency / demand-side management providers. We work with renewable energy developers across the country and internationally on complex matters drawing on the experience of our large and dedicated team of professionals. Our team handles virtually all aspects of renewable-energy project matters from inception to completion, including project development and finance; corporate transaction; technology acquisition, protection, and enforcement; litigation; regulatory compliance; tax; and legislative affairs and lobbying at the federal, state and local level.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:59

Google

Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Their company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, they’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:55

Solena Fuels

Solena

Solena Fuels is a sustainable energy company developing Integrated Biomass Gasification to Liquid ("IBGTL") facilities around the world utilizing its proprietary gasification technology as the initial processing block to create the highest value Bio-SPK (Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene). Solena’s sustainable jet and diesel fuels help airlines and shipping companies cost-effectively utilize non-petroleum sourced liquid fuels. Solena Fuels is a privately-held company headquartered in Washington DC, USA.

Using their proprietary technology, Solena Fuels has developed a synthetic fuels solution and business model that addresses the historical challenges faced by the biofuels market. Solena’s synthetic fuel is a “drop-in” fuel that allows airlines and shipping companies to utilize a sustainable energy source without any changes to their engines or infrastructure. Their proprietary technology allows them to use a wide variety of heterogeneous waste feedstocks that do not compete with crops or use water. They partner with the end users of their fuel to develop a facility that allows them to sustainably operate their business.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:45

Ewing Bemiss & Co.

EwingBemissCo

Ewing Bemiss & Co. was founded in 1992 to offer a higher level of investment banking service. The founding partners strongly believed that the middle market needed an independent investment banking firm that offered both highly effective services and a high degree of customization and flexibility to properly serve the unique needs of middle market clients.

Today, with offices in Richmond, VA and New York, NY, Ewing Bemiss is an internationally recognized middle market investment banking firm. We have closed hundreds of transactions and earned a reputation for providing sound, expert advice backed by absolute integrity and an unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding results to our clients. We have the scale and resources to handle very large transactions, but we have maintained our focus on providing superior personal service and individual attention to every client regardless of the size of the business or transaction.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:24

SunPower

Sunpower

Founded more than a quarter-century ago, SunPower has set and broken world records from the start. Without SunPower, the story of solar could not be written. The fact is, we’ve been responsible for major industry milestones since our incorporation in 1985, and we challenge conventional thinking. Delivering highest-efficiency solar cells and solar panels, and the most advanced solar energy systems, SunPower is The World’s Standard for SolarTM.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:14

Baker & McKenzie

BakerMcKenzie

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st.

They understand the challenges of the global economy because they have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, they have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. They have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 18:11

Sunlight Photonics

Sunlight

Sunlight Photonics was formed in 2007 by a team of former Bell Labs and NASA scientists and engineers to address an identified need for high-performance PV solar cells and modules which could be manufactured at competitive cost for terrestrial and aerospace extraterrestrial markets. The focus is on thin-film PV devices and Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGS) based materials in particular, which have a demonstrated record performance of 20% conversion efficiency for small test cells (NREL 2009). The main challenges in this space pertain to the scaling of CIGS processing and cell fabrication to a manufacturing scale, while maintaining high efficiencies at a competitive cost. These challenges have been effectively addressed by the Sunlight team and the company is pursuing a manufacturing path which utilizes its proprietary solutions. Adapting to the market dynamics and commoditization of rigid PV modules, Sunlight’s business focus has moved to emerging applications where the full advantages of its technology can be utilized.

Sunlight Photonics is developing Sunlight® TFM solar cells and modules, which will be high power density, flexible, stretchable & lightweight. These products can provide solutions across a wide range of markets and applications including:

Solar UAV Aerospace Defense Transportation Mobile Electronics

Sunlight has proprietary PV cell designs and processing technologies targeting the Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGS) family of PV materials. These materials offer the highest performance for thin-film devices. The realization of this potential on a manufacturing scale however has been challenging however, largely due to processing complexity and uniformity limitations over large areas.

To date, commercial CIGS products are manufactured on a limited scale with the highest product efficiencies reported in the 15% range, but more typically available in the 10-12% range. Like most PV modules, CIGS products are typically rigid with glass substrates/cover plates even if the CIGS cells are produced on foil substrates. A few suppliers also provide “flexible” modules incorporating cells on foil substrates. Typically, these are also heavily packaged with polymeric materials, which considerably reduce their potential weight advantage. Very few manufacturers make CIGS cells on polymeric substrates which potentially have the highest weight advantage. Typically these exhibit lower performance than devices on glass or metal foil substrates due to lower accessible temperatures in processing.

Sunlight’s proprietary single-source, single-step processing approach enables CIGS film to be deposited with excellent uniformity over large areas, it also embodies a substantial simplification of the processing and is compatible with low temperature processing. These attributes are the basis of a highly manufacturable technology which can be executed at low-cost and support processing on a wider range of flexible substrates for advanced applications.

Furthermore, Sunlight’s proprietary TFM cell designs enable specialty cells with the highest performance, which are tunable to different solar irradiations and work efficiently in both direct and diffuse illumination.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 18:08

CohnReznick

CohnReznick

CohnReznick's mission is to give enterprises the accounting, tax and business advisory insight and technical expertise they need to seize those opportunities. That insight might come from seeing the implications of a small change in a state or local tax code, or from knowing how to respond to sweeping legislation. It might come from a deep understanding the latest accounting standards, or from ideas shared between our industry professionals in areas from valuation to corporate governance to wealth management. Our flat organizational structure means that our clients have direct access to the financial knowledge they need and the resources required to move their businesses forward.

CohnReznick provides their clients with a comprehensive range of services designed to help people’s businesses succeed in a dynamic economy. Their services are aligned in three major segments: Accounting and Assurance, Tax, and Business Advisory. This combination allows them to provide comprehensive, holistic approaches to complex problems and to seize opportunities that require resources and knowledge from multiple fields.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:54

The Volvo Group

Volvo

The Volvo Group has products with strong brand names that have been built up over a long time. The Volvo Group’s mission includes “using our combined expertise to create transport-related products and services of superior quality, safety and environmental care for demanding customers in selected segments.”

Volvo Group is offering such services as financing, leasing and insurance, action services, warranty, rentals, IT solutions and logistical operations. They also offer various forms of service agreements, accessories and spare parts to support core products. The Volvo Group's increasingly broad range of these soft products now has evolved into a more distinct competitive advantage.

North America is a major market for the Volvo Group, representing nearly 20 percent of the Group’s 2011 sales. The Volvo Group employs more than 15,000 people in North America, and operates manufacturing facilities in six U.S. states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

The Volvo Group's vision is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions by: creating value for customers in selected segments; pioneering products and services for the transport and infrastructure industries; driving quality, safety and environmental care; and working with energy, passion and respect for the individual.

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