Our Strategic Partners
LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
LACI is a private non-profit organization conceived by the City of Los Angeles to accelerate the commercialization of clean technology companies in the LA region and beyond. LACI is the City’s job-creating engine for the cleantech sector. Carefully vetted cleantech companies, like Ecoponex (and Sun-Engine) are selected to join LACI and become member “Portfolio Companies”. As such it is helping Ecoponex with its business planning and marketing efforts in the LA area including making introductions to potential investors, as well as to community stakeholders such as the City and County of Los Angeles, LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Southern California Gas and major universities such as UCLA and California State University at Northridge.
Community Capital Solutions (CCS)
CCS assists Ecoponex in formulating its overall project financing strategy and specializes in arranging New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) and other public financial incentives to help underwrite the Companies various REEF projects. CCS, working closely with its affiliate New Markets Community Capital LLC, has been the recipient of $145 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations from the United States Treasury Department. CCS utilizes the NMTC Program to build successful public private partnerships and make investments that serve as vital catalysts in generating a substantial increase in new business activity, jobs, services, advancement, and self-sufficiency for the residents of highly distressed low-income communities in California.
New Mexico State University (NMSU)
NMSU provides technical and industry support for project development and engineering of Ecoponex technology applications for large dairy farms in New Mexico. Under the terms of an MOU, NMSU and Ecoponex have agreed to jointly collaborate on a Sustainable Technology and Economic Development Program and project demonstration for the state-wide dairy industry.
The express purpose of the collaboration will be to create and fund the development and implementation of a package of technology and management solutions to address the water, energy, waste, air quality and economic issues facing the dairy industry in the State of New Mexico and elsewhere in the United State, Europe and around the world.
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC)
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and Ecoponex have signed an agreement to collaborate on the financing, development and operation of an urban Renewable Energy Efficient Farm (REEFTM) on land owned by the College. The REEF project will serve the needs of the Santa Fe community and demonstrate an innovative, closed-loop, controlled-environment food and renewable energy production system developed by Ecoponex.
SFCC’s Sustainable Technologies Center and Training Center Corporation will collaborate with Ecoponex to develop a custom designed curriculum and specialized job training program that will provide the range of specific skills needed to operate and maintain all facets of a REEF facility. This program will be offered to students through the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies at SFCC. This school offers degrees and certificates in Sustainable Technologies, Algae, Aquaculture and Greenhouse Management, as well as certificates in Biofuels/Biogas, HVAC, Solar Energy, Water Treatment Operations and other related fields including Culinary Arts program for chefs.
Wageningen University Research (WUR), the Netherlands
Ecoponex, WUR and the Plant Research Institute (PRI) have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate in the development and operation of a model REEF facility at their crop and dairy research campus in Lelystad, the Netherlands, located in the Province of Flavoland, As a division of WUR, PRI conducts research through co-innovations with partners from the different agricultural sectors, sciences, industry and government. To that end, WUR and PRI have formed a partnership with Ecoponex Europe Holdings, BV (a subsidiary of Ecoponex Systems International, LLC) and Algae Food and Fuel, BV (AF&F) to develop a model REEF facility that will be co-located and built on a 1-acre site where AF&F has its existing algae pilot system being demonstrated along with an existing dairy farm and small biogas plant.