Thirteen regional businesses, including five Minnesota contenders, will compete on Wednesday to move forward in the Clean Tech Open's Business Competition, a contest that awards winning early stage clean-tech companies with services and cash.
Three of the 13 businesses in Clean Tech Open's North Central division will be named regional finalists at a Minneapolis event on Wednesday. The three businesses will receive investment and services worth $30,000 and move on to compete in the competition's final round against other finalists across the U.S. in November. The national winner will receive $250,000 worth of investment and services.
Minnesota companies competing for the regional finalist positions are listed below. The five companies are already semi-finalists in Clean Tech Open's contest.
-Easy Energy Systems, manufacturer of ethanol production systems.
-Environmental Technologies, a company that takes organic waste and converts it to renewable natural gas.
-BioCee, an industrial biotechnology company
Note: This post has been updated from an earlier version.