U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on Vendor/Commercialization Support, please contact:

Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9904 | Email: pachon.carlos@epa.gov



Commercialization & Contracts

Spreading the Word

How can awareness of the technology be promoted to potential partners and customers? Whether the goal is to license it, partner with an established vendor or contractor, or sell it directly, technology developers can use a variety of methods to get the word out to the general remediation community. In addition to news releases, information can be disseminated via the following avenues:

  • Developer/vendor website: Post technology brochures, white papers, and case studies.
  • Social media, e.g.:
    • Introduce the technology to an existing blogger or start a blog.
    • Post a video that demonstrates the technology on a video-sharing site, such as YouTube.
    • Create and maintain a presence on marketing channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and LinkedIn, and join relevant groups and professional discussions.
  • Technical and professional society meetings: Give a presentation.
  • Conferences, trade shows, and venture fairs: Set up an information booth, or to reach a larger audience, give a presentation or submit a paper.
  • Journals and trade publications: Submit case studies and white papers.
  • Trade websites and vendor or case study databases: Submit appropriate information.

If the technology's performance has been formally documented via third-party technology demonstration or verification, the documentation can help to support the development of papers and presentations.

Web-based resources are available for making information about a technology available to the remediation community, ranging from commercial websites, such as Environmental Expert, to state and federal government websites, with examples identified below.

On CLU-IN, EPA maintains searchable databases of collected "project profiles" (i.e., case studies) that describe the implementation or use of innovative remediation or characterization technologies. Some of the databases are specific to a type of technology and others to a type of site, while the Remediation Technology Demonstrations database is for new technologies or new applications of existing technologies that are under development and are being tested at the demonstration or field scale prior to use in full-scale cleanups. The project profiles provide varying levels of detail, depending on the data and information available when each profile was developed. Each database offers a mechanism for submitting and updating a profile.

Resource

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners

Link

http://www.drycleancoalition.org/

Description

The State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners was established in 1998 with support from the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. It comprises representatives of states with established drycleaner remediation programs (Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin) plus states active in the remediation of drycleaner sites under other authorities (Alaska, California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia). The Coalition's primary objectives are to provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing implementation issues related to established state drycleaner programs; share information and lessons learned with states without drycleaner-specific programs; and encourage the use of innovative technologies in drycleaner remediation. Case studies can be submitted through the website.

Related Links:

Resource

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Library of Accepted Technologies

Link

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/pcp/pa
ges/innovtech_geninfo.htm

Description

The FDEP has created the Innovative Technology Acceptance program. This program is limited to petroleum-contaminated sites and related technologies, products, and processes. The purpose of the program is to provide a mechanism to recognize innovative technologies as viable alternatives to be considered for the cleanup of contaminated sites. Recognition by FDEP that technologies are considered viable will provide a degree of exposure and credibility that may result in the consideration and use of these cleanup techniques on a greater number of contaminated sites. Recognized technologies are posted in the Library of Accepted Technologies. Although FDEP acceptance suggests that agency experts believe a proposed technology has the potential to be effective in a specific application, it does NOT imply commercial endorsement or recommendation for use.

Resource

ECO Services International Green Pages

Link

http://www.eco-web.com


Information Systems Group
Im Dörfli 23
8953 Dietikon – Zürich
Switzerland

Tel: (+41)44 – 272-3479
Fax: (+41)71 - 888-0851

Description

This website offers an online comprehensive guide, called Green Pages, to a full spectrum of environmental products and services. The site lists thousands of suppliers from 136 countries. It includes information about suppliers and buyers, and provides contacts with specialists in a comprehensive range of disciplines around the globe. The site includes information about organizations, conferences, and publications and is complemented by editorial contributions from experts in their respective fields. It addresses a wide variety of environmental issues, such as water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, and waste management. It is a practical reference source for individuals engaged in environmental activities.

The website welcomes information about new products and services for inclusion in Green Pages. Firms and organizations connected with environmental technology are requested to submit details and updates for inclusion. Readers are invited to assist by providing names and addresses for listing. The website also invites people with an interest in environmental issues to contribute articles from all areas of environmental technology and management for inclusion in the editorial section of the Green Pages directory. The web site seeks to publish papers written with the interest of the global audience, and will in turn provide the authors exposure to users of environmental technology throughout the world.

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