Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wal-Mart Seeks Cleantech Vendors & Green State Capitols

At today's Cleantech Forum XVI, Wal-Mart announced "The Cleantech Accelerator," a request for proposals from vendors who can offer cleantech solutions. Wal-Mart is seeking new vendors that can provide innovations at lower costs than what is currently available. They have specifically targeted the following areas:

  • Sustainable management of organic waste

  • Sustainable management of oil-based waste

  • Sustainable management of household hazardous waste

  • Alternative battery technologies for forklifts

  • Wind harvesting

  • Sustainable building materials

  • Closed-loop water processing

Working with Cleantech, they have created a web site for companies to submit their proposals.

In other Wal-Mart news today, the company also announced a partnership with the National Governor's Association to launch "Greening State Capitols." The partnership will offer two-day energy audits of capitol complexes and will make recommendations for efficiency improvements in the areas of lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and other equipment, technologies, and building structure.

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