Biome Renewables recently presented its PowerCone® Wind Turbine Technology to investors and industry representatives at the Virtual Industry Growth Forum (IGF) 2020 in April. The IGF, celebrating its 25th anniversary, was presented online this year. It was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is one of the nation’s premier events for cleantech entrepreneurs and other industry experts. Biome Renewables was selected from a field of more than 150 entrepreneurs following an extensive selection process.
Biome Renewables is a Toronto-based design and engineering firm that employs the power of nature to create a sustainable future. By using biomimicry in its design and engineering process, the company is able to create world-leading technologies in the cleantech space. The PowerCone® is a passive retrofit that bolts to the hub of a wind turbine as an effective turn-key solution that incorporates the aerodynamic elegance of a falling maple seed. The result is not just more power, but power from a place where no bigger blade or smarter software can find it.
“We’re thrilled to be presenting at this year’s NREL Industry Growth Forum,” said Ryan Church, founder and CEO of Biome Renewables. “We can’t wait to show investors where we’re at in the maturation of the PowerCone® technology, and what this will mean for the wind industry as a whole. The potential is enormous.”
Several hundred cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives were expected to attend this year’s Virtual IGF 2020. The online event included the pitch competition and one-on-one networking meetings, the heart of the IGF, over the course of two days. Among them were 40 of the nation’s most promising start-up companies, including Biome Renewables, that presented their cleantech innovations to potential investors and industry experts. In addition, the companies competed for the 2020 Clean Energy Venture Awards.
“It’s our 25th anniversary and the IGF has become more crucial than ever,” said Richard Adams, director of NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center that manages the IGF. “We are excited to see the clean technologies the IGF presenters deliver this year. These technologies not only address market needs but offer viable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.”
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