Month: March 2008



Think Global AS
Sandakerveien 24 C
Postbox 174 Sandaker
0413 Oslo

Think Global
1930 Aurskog
Myrens Verksted
Sandakerveien 24 C

Visiting address:
Myrens Verksted
Sandakerveien 24 C
Building A, Entrance A1, 2. floor

Think switchboard
Phone: 0047 63 85 45 00
Fax: 0047 63 85 45 01


Don’t just drive – THINK! Think is the car company of the 21st century. Our vision is to provide carefree, carbon-freeThink City mobility – a better way of moving.

Sustainable Mobility

Think wants to change the way people think about cars. By changing their mindset, they can change the world for the better. However, Think wants to make this change an easy one. Think combines new technology and Scandinavian design to give you practical and modern vehicles – emission free and three times as energy efficient as the cars used today.

Think in a new way

Think offers environmentally friendly vehicles, produced in our low carbon Norwegian factory. Porsche Consulting has helped Think make this the most efficient small assembly plant in Europe. Think knows how to design electric cars – they started 17 years ago. They are proud to manufacture an electrical vehicle that meets all your expectations of a modern city car. The TH!NK city is an emission free, safe, fun vehicle that is easy to drive. It is 100% electric, and meets all the safety requirements of a large car in both the European and US market.

Think electric

TH!NK uses state-of-the-art batteries. They will not only provide, but also take care of the sophisticated technology that allows you to drive 180 km on a single charge. You only pay a monthly fee that works out less than you would have to pay at a petrol station. In other words, Think takes full responsibility for the battery if anything should happen – and they include several other key services in the monthly fee. They are your service partner, offering you carefree and clean mobility.

Sign on to TH!NK

Think is not just a company, they are a community. Think and its partners believe in sharing ideas and concepts. Think is a movement everyone can be a part of. This movement encompasses people and organisations who want to do something different. Think wants to “change the world – one car at a time”. The time for the modern and mature electrical vehicle is finally here.

Jan-Olaf Willums
CEO, Think Global


Think has been developing and producing urban mobility solutions since the early 1990s. Major investments made during the Ford ownership period contributed to an important infrastructural upgrade. New investors are now grooming Think as “The Car Company of the 21st Century.”

The first prototype predecessor to today’s modern
TH!NK city was developed in 1991. Drawing on 17 years of experience in electric vehicle development and production, Think is not a typical car industry start-up. TH!NK city was put in serial production in 1999, supported by American car giant Ford.

Ford became a major shareholder and invested USD 150 million in Think during its four years as an owner. When Ford decided to leave the electric vehicle sector in 2003, Think was sold out of the car manufacturing group. Though struggling to survive, Think has always retained the basic infrastructure and acquired considerable competence from its American owners.

During recent years, a wave of environmentalist conscience and climate change awareness has ripened the market for alternative mobility solutions. In 2006, Norwegian investors bought Think, and an experienced management team entered the scene. Both new and former staff members were added to the team, and a new strategy was outlined for the company. Further share issues during 2007 have prepared Think to go into regular serial production of the 5th generation TH!NK city. The car company of the 21st century is on the road.

Gevo – Next Generation Biofuels

Gevo – Next Generation Biofuels

345 Inverness Drive South, Building C, Suite 310
Englewood, CO 80112
Telephone:(303) 858-8358


Gevo’s  team of biofuel experts is developing the next generation of biofuels that will provide a sustainable path to the replacement of petrochemicals like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Advanced biofuels, which include butanol, isobutanol and other alcohol systems will:

  • Deliver the performance of gasoline without the environmental impact
  • Help to eliminate supply scarcity and reduce our dependency on foreign oil
  • Reduce greenhouse gases and dirty emissions

Making Renewable Fuels An Affordable Reality


Advanced biofuels like isobutanol and butanol can also address many challenges that first-generation biofuels such as ethanol have faced on their path to market: energy efficiency, transport and the need to modify existing engines. In contrast, butanol:

  • Has a higher energy content per gallon than many first generation biofuels
  • Does not absorb water and can be transported through the existing oil and gas distribution infrastructure.
  • Can be used in gas-powered vehicles without modification or blending, which eliminates our dependency on fossil fuels.


  • Chief Executive Officer – Pat Gruber, PhD, MBA
  • Co-founder, Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer – Matthew W. Peters, PhD
  • Co-founder & Director of Research – Peter Meinhold, PhD

  • VP of Bioprocessing & Engineering – David Glassner, PhD

  • Director, Analytical and Process Analytical Chemistry – Jim Wade, PhD

  • VP of Business Development – Tom Dries, MBA

  • General Counsel – Brett Lund, JD, MBA

  • Director of Fermentation Development & Quantitative Physiology – Aristos Aristidou, PhD

Partners and Investors

Virgin Green Fund

“Through Virgin Fuels, we look for investments in companies–such as Gevo–that will help to significantly reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, improve management of scarce resources, and have a long-term positive impact on our society.” – Virgin founder, Richard Branson

Founded by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Green Fund was established to invest up to $400 million in U.S. and European companies in the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors whose goals are to:

  • Reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and/or improving management of scarce resources,
  • Operate in environmentally and economically sustainable markets, and
  • Have a long-term positive impact on their communities and society more broadly

Khosla Ventures

“I think Gevo’s got fantastic scientific founders, great technology and a lot of very strong intellectual property. I think with our support and the support of Richard Branson of Virgin, it’ll be pretty exciting.” – Samir Kaul, General Partner at Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla, who was recently named the #1 Venture Capitalist by Forbes and Fortune, founded Khosla Ventures to offer venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in both traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile, and silicon technology arenas, but also supports breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery and other environmentally friendly technologies.


Seahorse Power Company

Seahorse Power Company

50 Brook Road
Needham, MA 02494
Telephone: (781) 444-6002
Toll Free: (888) 820-0300
Fax: (781) 444-6004Big Belly


The BigBelly ® System is a patented compacting trash receptacle that is completely self-powered. Instead of requiring a grid connection, BigBelly uses solar power for 100% of its energy needs. The unit takes up as much space as the “footprint” of an ordinary receptacle—but its capacity is five times greater. Increased capacity reduces collection trips and can cut fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions by 80%. BigBelly also provides cost efficiencies from labor savings, fuel cost and maintenance savings, as well as environmental benefits from reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Safe, easy to use, and designed to keep out pests, the BigBelly has already proven its worth in urban streets, parks, colleges, arenas—and in all weather conditions.


Seahorse Power Company was founded in 2003 with a mission to solve environmental problems through the use of innovative cost-saving devices. We continue that mission today.

Originally, Founder Jim Poss investigated ambitious new approaches to geothermal power plants and offshore wind energy—the nexus of the name Seahorse Power (horsepower from the sea). As he pursued his work, he started to realize that environmental problems everywhere needed solving and he turned his attention to the challenges of waste management.

While doing an independent study in business school, Poss learned that garbage trucks consume over 1 billion gallons of diesel each year in the U.S. alone. The vehicles get only 2.8 mpg on average, and they are one of the most expensive vehicles to operate. Drawing on this insight, as well as his experience in electric vehicle engineering and an enthusiasm for environmental solutions, Poss formed a new company—one that gave birth to the world’s first solar-powered compactor.

To date, over 1,000 BigBellies have been sold across the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. Improvements have been made to the orginal machine and the newest version is 200 lbs lighter with a 33% smaller footprint. The product line has expanded to include BigBelly accessories such as animal latch, advertising panels and companion recycling container. New innovations are being developed including a BigBelly wireless notification system and a larger commercial scale version of BigBelly.


Seahorse Power Company was founded in 2003 with a mission to reduce fossil fuel consumption through innovative cost-saving approaches to inefficient, everyday problems.

Our BigBelly product was so successful, we changed our name to BigBelly Solar and refocused the company around a central business proposition: saving fuel is environmentally and fiscally sound.

Today, BigBelly Solar is changing the concept of waste collection by implementing on-site solar compaction systems. Our flagship product, the BigBelly, can be found around the world, reducing pollution by cutting down the frequency of trash collection trips.

At BigBelly Solar, we are committed to improving the environment and economies of the world by utilizing efficient approaches to everyday problems.

Southwest Windpower

Southwest Windpower

Southwest Windpower
1801 W. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
Phone: 928-779-9463
Fax: 928-779-1485


Their utility-connected and battery charging wind turbines power homes, sailboats, recreational vehicles,Skystream 3.7 telecommunications, and more.

Skystream 3.7
1.8 kw
For grid connected homes and businesses
Quiet operation

Air X
Remote homes & cabinsAir X
Water pumping
Recreational vehicles
Battery charging
Science & education

Air X Machine
Recreational BoatingAir X Machine
Offshore beacons or
aquaculture and fishing
Seaside remote cabins
Battery charging
Science & education
projectsAir X Industrial

Air X Industrial
Remote monitoring and
Offshore platforms
Navigational aids

Whisper 100Whisper 100
Remote homes & cabins
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and
signalingWhisper 200

Whisper 200
Remote homes & cabins
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and
signalingWhisper 500

Whisper 500
Village Power
Grid-Tie Systems
Water pumping
Battery charging
Science & education
Remote monitoring and

Easy installation without
cranes or large
PE Certified
24 to 80 foot (7.2 to 24 m) towers for Whisper H40 and H80
30 to 70 foot
(9.1 to 21.3 m) towers for
Whisper 175

Mission Statement

To enhance the lifestyle of those in the global community who still do not have access to conventional power through the development and distribution of low cost, reliable, renewable energy technologies for lighting, communication and education.

Company History

March 1987: Southwest Windpower, an Arizona corporation, was established in early 1987 by David Calley and Andy Kruse who saw a need for a small, reliable battery charging wind generator that complements photovoltaics (solar energy or PV) in supplying energy to rural areas of the world.


* Frank Greco / Chief Executive Officer
* Susan Casebeer / Chief Financial Officer
* David Calley / President & Director of Engineering
* Andrew Kruse / V.P. Business Development