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Stratatech and Virent Win $4M in U.S. Grants

MADISON, WI - U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Governor James Doyle have announced that two Wisconsin companies will each receive federal grants of $2 million to further their cutting-edge research and product development efforts. Both based in Madison, Stratatech Corporation is...

Venki Raman Joins Virent Board of Directors

Madison, Wis. Virent Energy Systems, Inc. announced today that Dr. Venki Raman has joined its board of directors. Dr. Raman is President of Protium Energy Technologies , a consultancy service in the field of hydrogen, fuel cells and alternative energy, based in Allentown, PA. Madison's Vi...

Kettner to leave WARF, join Virent Energy Systems

Madison, Wis . - David M. Kettner, who has served as in-house counsel for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation , will leave that post after March 30 to become chief intellectual property counsel for Virent Energy Systems . Kettner, who has emphasized biotech patent prosecution and intelle...

Chemical-petroleum executive joins Virent Energy board

Madison, Wis. - Dr. Jay Kouba, a 25-year veteran of the chemical and petroleum industries, has joined the board of directors of Virent Energy Systems . Virent, which recently entered into an agreement with Shell Hydrogen , a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., is developing technologies that allow ...

2008 R&D Innovator of the Year & Scientist of the Year Finalists Announced

...uisite. Past winners include Larry Page, Burt Rutan, and Dean Kamen. 2008 finalists are: -- Randy Cortright, founder and chief technology officer, virent Energy Systems -- Hans van Leeuwen, founder, MycoInnovations; professor, Iowa State Univ. -- James A. Mawhirt, senior staff engineer, Internatio...

Students Win Burrill Competition With Plan for Renewable Energy

.... Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition Friday was awarded to virent Energy Systems, Inc., represented by Shailesh Ghimire, a second-year MBA st...ent, and Mustapha Ould Eleya, a second-year MBA with a PhD in food science. virent Energy Systems offers a biotech process for creating electricity using biom...

$60 Million Available in Advanced Tech Competition

... travel to the event with OCR, please contact Pam Munoz at 1-877-627-9472 to reserve a space. Article in WTN on 2003 Competition Stratatech and virent Win $4M in U.S. Grants ...

Governor wants $2 million for biofuels in budget

...ur potential. Eric Apfelbach, president of the biofuel research company virent Energy Systems , said that the initiative brings into focus a market Wiscon...e state needs more long-range projects, Apfelbach said. He added that while virent is not yet part of the initiative, executive vice president Randy Cortright...

Will tech transfer save Wisconsin's economy?

...ogies." An example of the kind of companies CTT has helped is Madison's virent Energy Systems LLC , which has developed a renewable method to make hydroge...ong-term and they needed products that could be marketed sooner. CTT helped virent secure $550,000 in state funding to match a $2 million federal advanced tec...

Boston entrepreneur to enliven Milwaukee angel group

... During his term, Bock said, Silicon Pastures investors made deals with three companies: Paradigm Diagnostics, NPoint (a nanotechnology company), and virent Energy Systems (a biofuels company). "For various reasons, fewerinvestors were active in the later period," Bock said. "Some of the investorshad ch...

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