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Cleantech Week SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT: Ryan Popple, Proterra President and CEO

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Popple_22a3.jpgOn Thursday, February 9th, 2017, during Cleantech Week’s anchor Global Forum award celebration, Proterra President and CEO Ryan Popple will speak about the future of mobility and how his company seeks to electrify the entire U.S. bus transit fleet.

In an interview with Forbes last month, Ryan Popple, President and CEO of Proterra, the leading innovator of zero-emission, battery-electric buses, described how he came to his fixation with alternatives to oil during his days leading a U.S. army platoon protecting convoys of fuel during the Iraq War: “If you...

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Spotlight on Cleantech Open's Work in the Water Sector

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We’ve probably all heard stories about people, mostly women, walking miles to gather water for their daily needs—often putting themselves in danger of attack by wild animals like crocodiles or even unscrupulous humans. It happens every day all over the world. But have you ever stopped to consider that after all that time and work spent just to collect and retrieve the water, that it is often contaminated with pollutants and fecal matter that is very likely to make those people sick? Clean water is a necessity for life and yet 1 in 10 people around the...

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