Skip To Renew, a Bay Area cleantech company, became the Western Region Finalist in the Air, Water, and Waste category of the 2012 Cleantech Open. Skip To Renew develops petroleum-free, non-toxic, and biodegradable lubricants for industrial applications, while striving to use 100% plant and algae oils cultivated in the US. Their passion is reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions and accidental toxic releases associated with the spills and burning of conventional petroleum-based lubricants.
The firm won $20,000 in cash and in-kind services as they proceed to the National Round of the Cleantech Open, to be held November 8-9 in Santa Clara, CA. "This has been a great opportunity to work with major industry players and raise investment. It gives our startup the chance to make a real difference at large scale, enabling companies to skip the petroleum and skip the toxins" says Skip To Renew Co-Founder Janine Elliott.