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March 21, 2017 | 9:30am-10:30am
UC Merced Center, Fresno
Stanislaus/San Joaquin/Tuolumne Room

550 E Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710

Join us for an Energy Seminar that will highlight energy saving programs. This introductory workshop will include discussions on energy audits, types of recommended energy conservation measures, and how to calculate savings.

Presentations and panel discussions by:

  • Kevin Flanagan, ThinkWire Energy Services
  • Alan Beer, Con Edison Solutions
  • Peter Grabell, Dividend Solar
  • Michael Chapin, Connor Energy

Registration Fee: $10 (Refreshments included)
*Checks only and to be collected the day of the event


*Special afternoon session after the Seminar featuring Michael Chapin of Connor Energy and Alan Beer of Con Edison Solutions (12-1pm; lunch to be provided). Interested in being part of the session? Contact Erik Cherkaski, 559-278-4575 |

Sponsored by:


November 15, 2016

FRESNO – On November 9, 2016, Biodico hosted the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Cluster’s quarterly meeting at the University of California: West Side Research and Extension Center in Five Points, Calif. Forty participated in the event, which included a tour and overview of Biodico’s Westside Biofuel Facility.

Headquartered in Ventura, Calif., Biodico “specializes in Alternative Energy Solutions including the design, production, and operation of sustainable biorefineries.” The company was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant by the California Energy Commission to develop a Zero Net Energy Farm (ZNEF) which Fresno State is a partner of. “Zero Net Energy Farms are the farms of the future. ZNEFs produce their own power and fuel from local renewable resources, and provide energy stability and security, employment and economic development, and improved environmental conditions.” ( The meeting included an overview of the project, which is being carried out at Red Rock Ranch.

Cluster members ended the meeting with a discussion on potential future projects and or areas to focus on in the upcoming new year.


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October 24, 2016

FRESNO – Over 150 people gathered at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District in Clovis, CA, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, for the inaugural San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit. The event provided an opportunity to learn about the latest in advanced, clean transportation technology options right here in the Valley through an up close and personal experience. Attendees were able to interact with owners and operators of clean emission vehicles, meet with manufacturers and dealers, hear from state and local agencies, and learn about rebate and incentive programs.

The Summit featured vendor booths, speakers, and breakout sessions on topics including electric vehicles and natural gas alternatives, and numerous vehicles on display. The event opened with speeches from the likes of Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula, CALSTART CEO John Boesel and George Minter, SoCalGas Regional Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Strategy. Keynote speakers included Fresno Councilmember, Oliver L. Baines III; Sheraz Gill, Director of Strategies and Incentives, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; and John Kato, Deputy Director of Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission. The day ended with vehicle ride-and-drive demonstrations.

The event was organized by CALSTART in partnership with Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development and various industry partners.


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Welcome to the May 2016 San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center Newsletter. With funding from the California Energy Commission, CALSTART opened the Center with the goal to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet its air quality targets.


The Clean Energy Cluster along with its sponsors will host the 2016 On-Site Energy Conference on April 8, 2016

9am to 4pm.
Fresno Pacific University-Visalia Center

245 N. Plaza Drive
Visalia, CA 932901

Cost: $30 per person

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Breakout sessions
  • Co-generation
  • Energy Storage
  • Solar
  • Food Waste to Energy
Featured speakers
  • Paul Hughes, The Wonderful Company
  • Mark McAffee, Organic Pastures
  • Mary Pitman, Mary’s Free Range Chicken


The City of Lemoore worked with four school districts and Leprino Foods to bring a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station to the area. Click below to view the case study.

Lemoore CNG Station Case Study

World-renowned clean tech forum partners with Clean Energy Cluster

Clean Energy Cluster

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Cleantech Group (CTG) helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The company’s i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow annually across more than 23,000 clean technology companies, allows subscribers to find, vet, and connect with entrepreneurs – efficiently building an innovation pipeline.



University Business Center
Alice Pe

ters Auditorium (Room 182)
Craig School of Business
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Backer
Fresno, CA 93740


The Clean Energy Cluster extends special thanks to Klein Financial Corporation for its $10,000 donation. Also, special thanks to Guttman Initiatives, MMR Power Solutions, CalCom Solar, and Processes Unlimited International for their $1,000 donation respectively. With their support, we have now raised a total of $14,000, exceeding our initial goal of $10,000. Our stretch goal remains $20,000 which we plan to meet by next month. While we won’t speak of these partnerships as a “tipping point” yet, we believe our collaborative effort will encourage more students to pursue careers in the clean and alternative energy industry. All donations and sponsorship monies will be put into a scholarship fund and support selected high school students who displayed promise and motivation in this industry. Thank you for your generosity in fostering the talents and education of our youth!

The Clean Energy Cluster along with its sponsors hosted the 2014 On-Site Energy Conference on Feb 28, 2014.

High school students from around the Valley took a moment to say “Thank You” to our Clean Energy Cluster Sponsors

Regional Industry Cluster Opportunity (RICO II) Grant

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State was awarded $158,013 from the California Workforce Investment Board for a Regional Industry Cluster of Opportunity II (RICO II) grant.

Through this grant, OCED will leverage existing partnerships in Kern County to bolster the expansion of an ecosystem that will support the emergence of an innovative, regional Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Industry Cluster in the San Joaquin Valley. Highlighting the workforce infrastructure already established by the Kern Community College District’s Clean Energy Center and Workplace Learning Resource Center, OCED will facilitate a process to replicate similar training programs between Workforce Investment Boards and Community Colleges in other counties of the San Joaquin Valley.

David Teasdale of Kern Community College District (KCCD) said this grant will allow the KCCD Clean Energy Center to work together with OCED and other partners to “further define and prioritize the needs of the emerging Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Industry in the San Joaquin Valley and identify the workforce training required to support the growth of the industry.”