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Wal-Mart wants to hear from the ecopreneur crowd. Last November, the superstore giant said it was working on a web portal in partnership with the Clean Tech Forum that would allow companies and individuals to pitch their ideas as to how Wal-Mart could decrease its carbon […]

walmartcleantech.jpgWal-Mart wants to hear from the ecopreneur crowd. Last November, the superstore giant said it was working on a web portal in partnership with the Clean Tech Forum that would allow companies and individuals to pitch their ideas as to how Wal-Mart could decrease its carbon footprint while at the same time helping its bottom line. Well, it’s live…um, don’t all rush at once, folks.

Why is Wal-Mart, with its deep pockets, interested in your greener solution? The company has been trying to cut its carbon emissions and reduce costs, both those of its operations and its supply chain. Today Wal-Mart also outlined what kind of technologies it’s hoping cleantech innovators will send its way:

  • alternative battery technology for forklifts
  • wind harvesting
  • closed-loop water processing
  • sustainable building materials
  • organic waste
  • oil-based waste
  • household hazardous waste

We registered on the site but have to wait a few days to get approval to check out the background. So there you go, now you can pitch the company that holds the reigns to U.S. goods. Tell us what you think.

  1. [...] been following some news out of the conference this week like the launch of Wal-Mart’s green-innovations web site, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s aggressive cleantech rhetoric over local carbon [...]

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  2. [...] On a panel called “The Next Cleantech Frontier — Software” at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Stategist, Rob Bernard noted that software startups will start to play a big role in optimizing different processes as companies like Wal-Mart try to cut carbon emissions out of their supply chain. And in fact Wal-Mart is asking startups to pitch it just these kinds of ideas. [...]

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  3. Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.

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