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A broad cleantech recovery, the rise of crowdfunding, risk to EV growth rates and surprises in rare earth element industry profits lead cleantech research and consultancy Kachan & Co.'s predictions for cleantech in 2014.
Vancouver, BC - December 9th, 2013 - Continuing an annual tradition, Kachan & Co., leading providers of market research and advisory services for the global cleantech industry, today issued predictions for clean technology markets in 2014 and found more reason to be optimistic about cleantech in the new year than in the two previous years. more

Beyond wind and solar: New report shows robust fundamentals rapidly expanding cleantech

Clean technology investment opportunities are growing, according to a new report by leading research and advocacy firms.

San Francisco, CA – October 23, 2013 – Macroeconomic drivers have reignited ‘cleantech’ investment and expanded its reach across sectors and industries, according to research published today by cleantech research firm Kachan & Co. and non-profits As You Sow and the Responsible Endowments Coalition. more
New emerging green mining technologies soon to make mining more efficient, cleaner and safer

47 new green mining technology breakthroughs uncovered and profiled in “Emerging Green Mining Innovation,” a report published today by Kachan & Co.

San Francisco, CA – September 10, 2013 – Driven primarily by cost savings, mining companies are beginning to adopt new greener technologies. And that’s spawning a cottage industry of companies aimed at helping the mining industry clean up after hundreds of years of inefficiencies and waste, according to a new report released today. more
Kachan expands cleantech industry consulting services

New custom cleantech advisory services for large organizations, strategy and marketing assistance for cleantech vendors

San Francisco, CA – January 25, 2013 – Kachan & Co., a leading cleantech research and consulting company, has expanded the advisory services it offers to help companies, governments and others accelerate their success in cleantech. more
Global cleantech to “backtrack” in 2013, predicts consulting & analysis firm Kachan & Co.

Cleantech venture investment expected to decline even further, corporate involvement to increase, and long-term risks coming in solar, wind, electric vehicles and elsewhere, says company

San Francisco, CA – December 4, 2012 – Developments in 2013 will call into question some of cleantech’s traditional leading indicators of health, and risks will develop with the sector’s stalwart solar, wind and electric vehicle and other markets while others will grow, according to cleantech analysis and consulting firm Kachan & Co. more
Disruptive changes coming in technologies of food production, finds report

Breakthroughs in agricultural cleantech uncovered and profiled in "Latest Agricultural Technology Innovation," published today by Kachan & Co.

San Francisco, CA – November 6, 2012 – Changes in the way food is grown will soon represent risk to existing dominant players worldwide and create new opportunities in agriculture, a new report finds. more
Research firm Kachan & Co. publishes new, simplified cleantech categorization

Kachan's widely-referenced taxonomy of cleantech, first published in 2010, has been updated with latest cleantech innovation

San Francisco, CA – September 6, 2012 – Cleantech research and advisory firm Kachan & Co. has issued a new version of its taxonomy of the cleantech sector, a document that helps clarify which industries and technologies should be considered under the cleantech umbrella. more
Free report on doing business in cleantech in China

The keys for cleantech success are "be aware, be fair, and be there," according to Kachan & Co. survey of Chinese cleantech market insiders

Vancouver, BC – March 6, 2012 – Cleantech research and advisory firm Kachan & Co. has published a new report providing insights and advice on the cleantech market in China - including recommended solutions to the challenges Western companies face in pursuing cleantech opportunities in China. more

Has mining company American Manganese indeed developed a less energy- and water-intensive way to produce manganese? Kachan report examines if so, and other implications for clean mining worldwide.

Vancouver, BC – February 15, 2012 – Kachan & Co., a cleantech research and consulting firm, has published a report examining the clean mining claims of mine developer American Manganese (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM). more
American lawmakers warned of emerging nuclear power market risks and China’s possible domination

Kachan & Co. helped educate U.S. Senators and Members of Congress this week on alternative nuclear technologies

Washington, DC – January 27, 2012 – Cleantech analyst firm Kachan & Co. was among a number of voices in Washington this week advocating American lawmakers support new safer, cleaner nuclear power options in the face of growing Chinese enthusiasm for the technologies. more
Mixed bag for global cleantech in 2012 predicts consulting & analysis firm Kachan & Co.

Venture investment expected to decline while corporate investment to increase; industries to watch to include agriculture, water, nuclear, renewable gas and marine power, company predicts

San Francisco, CA – December 1, 2011 – The amount of venture capital entering cleantech will decline in 2012 for the first time since the global economic downturn in 2008, according to cleantech analysis and consulting company Kachan & Co. more


China to leapfrog America in nuclear advances, Kachan report finds

Breakthroughs intended to make nuclear power safer and cleaner are being commercialized in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, but will take root first in China, finds a new report from Kachan & Co.

San Francisco, CA – November 21st, 2011 – Nuclear power has been criticized for being costly and slow to develop, dangerous to operate and for creating weaponizable waste. more


Northern Cleantech Showcase bridges Canadian cleantech to China

Kachan & Co. event in partnership with Ernst & Young introduced Canadian cleantech companies to Chinese investors and enterprises.

Vancouver, BC – September 29th, 2011 – Seven Canadian clean technology companies took steps last week to expand their Chinese investment and business connections. more


Applications about to close for Kachan & Co. event in partnership with Ernst & Young introducing Canadian Cleantech companies to Chinese industrialists and investors.

Vancouver, BC – July 29th, 2011 – Canadian clean technology companies seeking to expand their international business have until the end of next week to apply to join a trade mission to China this September. more

A new renewable natural gas industry could take shape, even in the face of plentiful, inexpensive fossil-based natural gas, according to a new report from Kachan & Co.

San Francisco, CA – May 4th, 2011 – Bio natural gas, a new type of pipeline-injectable natural gas created from biological sources, could eventually give utilities a way to generate renewable power 24/7 and meet government renewable energy mandates, complementing today’s solar and wind farms. more