Clean Technology 2009

CTSI’s Clean Technology 2009 To Focus on Global Sustainability and Accelerating the Flow of Energy, Water and Environmental Technologies from Development to Implementation

November 05, 2008 12:00 PM US Eastern Timezone

Clean Technology 2009 to be Co-located with TechConnect Summit May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
Cambridge, MA – November 5th 2008 - the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), today announced that the Clean Technology 2009 Conference & Expo will take place May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston Texas. Now in its third year, the event assembles the entire clean technology ecosystem – including industry, academia and government - in a manner that promotes sustainability and accelerates the flow of energy, water and environmental technologies from development to implementation.

The Clean Technology 2009 conference features five distinct tracks:

  • Traditional Energy – including oil, gas, coal, CCS, and nuclear power generation.
  • Renewable Energy – such as solar, wind, biofuels, waste-to-energy, marine and geothermal.
  • Infrastructure – covering issues related to grid, water, construction, distribution and storage.
  • Industry & Efficiency – including green building, information technology, green chemistry, and transportation.
  • Finance and Strategy – covering investment, carbon planning, regional initiatives, and regulation.

“Unlike some events that focus solely on renewable energy, we’re covering the entire energy mix – starting with the traditional energy providers, who must play a prominent role in supporting and promoting clean energy technologies,” said Patricia Glaza, Executive Director and CEO of CTSI. “We’re also addressing all of the latest modern energy options, such as wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, tidal, and CHP, and we’ll discuss the infrastructure issues required to store, manage and deliver new energy solutions to consumers.”

In addition to energy issues, Clean Technology 2009 addresses the growing global water crisis with sessions focused on: desalinization, purification, power-generation use, agriculture use, waste-water treatment & reuse, and conservation. The event will closely examine policy issues, and future measures that will need to be taken in order to ensure sustainability.

“Today, industries and government are looking towards clean technologies to create new jobs and business opportunities that can address our energy requirements while also reducing the environmental footprint,” said Matthew Laudon, President of CTSI. “Clean Technology 2009 attracts the venture community, and discusses how business issues relate to technology and policy matters. As a result, we provide a road map that brings research to development, and helps products and technology solutions find their way into the marketplace.”

Clean Technology 2009 Co-Located with TechConnect Summit The TechConnect Summit is an information and networking exchange where executives from Fortune 500 companies present their clean technology issues and challenges to the academic and research communities attending the event - who in turn, discuss how their current research projects might be applied or adapted to address the needs presented. This exchange of needs, ideas and solutions makes Clean Technology 2009 unique from any other event in the industry, placing a heavy emphasis on commercializing technological innovation, and mapping new innovations to the problems they’re best suited to address.

Call for Participation:

  • Additional submissions are still being accepted to speak at the Clean Technology 2009 event. Interested parties can find more information by visiting:
  • Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are available: More than 400 companies, universities, equipment manufacturers and solutions providers are exhibiting – where they will meet with more than 5,000 prospects and potential buyers, who come to the expo to evaluate the latest technology and services. For information, please visit:
  • And members of the media can reserve media credentials simply by responding to Todd Keefe at

About CTSI:
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) is a 510c6 not-for-profit industry association, which advances the commercialization and global adoption of clean technologies and sustainable industry practices. By collaborating with a community of corporate, academic and government leaders, CTSI works to enhance the clean technology and sustainable industry sectors through policy advocacy, community building, networking, and information sharing. The CTSI is the Association Sponsor of the Clean Technology 2009 Conference & Expo. For more information, please visit:

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