Pelletco receives ACTION award and locates to the Newburyport CleanTech Center

September 26, 2012

Plans Market Expansion for Innovative BioMass Fuel Source

September 26, 2012 (Fall River, MA; Orono, ME; and Newburyport, MA) – ACTION, the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, awarded Pelletco space in one of its 13 incubators across New England. Pelletco is using the award to expand its operations to the Newburyport CleanTech Center. Pelletco received the award as a semi-finalist in the Cleantech Open, Northeast region. Pelletco provides locally sourced and sustainable alternative energy solutions utilizing patented biomass fuel technology. Their advanced pellet technology burns substantially cleaner than traditional petroleum, propane, electrical and even wood pellets. “With businesses and institutions in the Northeast spending over $9B each year on oil heat, we hope to replace some of that oil usage with local sustainable biomass, especially in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire,” said James Knight, president of Pelletco. “Newburyport is an ideal location for us to expand our market presence.”

The Newburyport CleanTech Center (NCTC) is a non-profit clean technology business incubator and accelerator and a member of ACTION. “We’re delighted to have Pelletco as a new tenant,” said Robert O’Brien president of the Newburyport CleanTech Center. “Pelletco is a great example of how we can partner with tenant companies to add value and generate new opportunities.” The NCTC will provide Pelletco with a physical presence in their new markets and will leverage their network of like-minded companies to expand their sales.

ACTION, in partnership with the Fraunhofer CSE ULaunch program, has provided fully subsidized incubation awards to 18 of the 2012 Cleantech Open, Northeast region semi-finalist teams. This will enable them to accelerate the growth of their businesses. The offer includes work space at more than 13 locations around New England, and access to business resources for cleantech entrepreneurs. “It is great that we are in a position to assist these companies,” said Michael Ryan, president of ACTION. “Each of them represents leading innovation in the clean technology industry.”

The ACTION-Pelletco-Newburyport CleanTech Center collaboration is a clear example of the thriving clean technology ecosystem throughout New England. This ecosystem is connecting entrepreneurs with incubators having unique capabilities and geographic proximity throughout the region.


The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) is New England’s leading network of cleantech incubators sharing the common goals of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies, strengthening the regional cleantech cluster, and creating more green jobs in New England.

Their network of incubators provides diverse resources and a highly- supportive hub in which entrepreneurs, business leaders, government agencies, community leaders, investors, universities, and other interested organizations can collaborate toward the successful commercialization of enterprises that will build a prosperous green economy, improve the quality of our lives and sustain the health of our environment. Visit

About Pelletco

Pelletco offers locally sourced and sustainable alternative energy utilizing patented biomass fuel technology that is cleaner burning, more efficient, and more cost effective than traditional alternatives. Instead of the traditional practice of using only the inner, solid wood portions of the tree for wood biomass fuel products, Pelletco utilizes 100% of the tree including bark, fines, pins, and other residue so that there are no waste products produced. Pelletco’s focus is on replacing oil heating systems with biomass, especially for non-profits such as colleges, schools, and hospitals. Visit:

About the Newburyport CleanTech Center

The Newburyport CleanTech Center provides emerging companies with industrial-class FlexSpace, sophisticated FlexServices and access to a vibrant ecosystem of like minded individuals and companies. Located in Historic Newburyport Massachusetts, the Newburyport CleanTech Center offers entrepreneurs easy access to financial and university resources in greater Boston as well as resources in New Hampshire and Maine. The Newburyport CleanTech Center is ideal for starting or expanding early stage clean technology enterprises. Early stage innovators and investors can use the center as an accelerator, incubator and/or launch pad. The center provides entrepreneurs what they need, when they need it. Visit: Contact: Greg Whelan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.