Sixteen teams chosen to compete in the Northwest Clean Tech Open

Sixteeen startup teams have been chosen to participate in the Pacific Northwest edition of the Cleantech Open, a competition which awards innovation in the clean tech sector. The teams — developing projects in everything from tidal energy to electric scooters to high performance spark plugs — will receive advice from local business leaders. They also will compete for three $30,000 prizes, with the ability to move on to a national competition this fall. Below is a list of the 16 finalists:

–Aquapulser – high performance sparkplugs – Seattle, WA

–Arcimoto – three-wheel electric vehicle – Eugene, OR

–Clarian Power – plug and play, energy efficiency hardware – Seattle, WA

–Columbia Power Technologies – wave power technology – Corvallis, OR

–Current Motor Company – electric scooters – Ann Arbor, MI

–CyVolt Energy Systems – fuel cell technology to recharge lithium batteries – Seattle, WA

–EnVitrum – construction materials from recycled waste glass – Seattle, WA

–Greenstone International – green road materials – Seattle, WA

–Hydrovolts – in-stream, hydrokinetic power – Seattle, WA

–Innovatus Energy – biomass energy platform – Seattle, WA

–LaserMotive – wireless power transmission – Kent, WA

–Mercurius Biofuels – cellulosic biofuel technology – Ferndale, WA

–Nanocel, Inc. – liquid cooled, plastic heat sinks – Seattle, WA

–Puralytics – LED-based water purification – Portland, OR

–viaCycle – bicycle sharing technology – Atlanta, GA

–Zebigo – online, on-demand ride sharing community – Spokane, WA

Here’s a look at some of the winners from last night’s competition. They were chosen from a pool of more than 40 entrepreneurial teams.

The semifinalists from last evening’s Cleantech Open competition