Council member Greentown Labs, a Somerville-based clean-tech incubator, is opening its second location in Houston, Texas.
Greentown Houston will be comprised of lab and office space for 50 climatech and clean technology startups. Founding partners of the Houston location include Chevron, Shell, and NEC members Engie North America and NRG Energy. The Houston location is scheduled to open in spring 2021.
“Opening Greentown Labs’ second location in Houston — the energy capital of the world — is the best place to broaden our impact and help accelerate the energy transition through cleantech entrepreneurship, in partnership with the nation’s fourth largest city and the world-leading energy organizations headquartered there,” said Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs. “We believe the engineering strength, talent, and assets of the energy industry in Houston can and must be redeployed toward a decarbonized future. Climate change cannot be solved from the coasts — we need all hands on deck at this time. Houston has the opportunity to be the energy transition capital of the world and we believe bringing Greentown Labs to Houston will accelerate the shift in this direction.”
The New England Council congratulates Greentown Labs on its expansion in Houston and looks forward to the organization’s continued growth and success. More info can be found at Houston Business Journal and Greentown Labs.
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