The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing two companies for innovative new products that capture wasted heat energy from self-generated electricity in homes and small buildings. Freewatt micro CHP system made by ECR International of New York and the Ecopower micro CHP system made by Marathon Engine of Wisconsin will receive the 2011 Emerging Technology Award at the Energy Star Awards Ceremony on April 12 in Washington D.C.
Hydrapak has signed an agreement as a key OEM partner for German pack manufacturer Vaude. Vaude's Aquarius 2.0 Reservoir will feature technology from Hydrapak’s Reversible Reservoir II. Redesigned with unique colors and a custom molded closure, the Reversible Reservoir II is easy to clean and the utilization of TPU material insures against health issues and leaking. The reservoir will be included standard in the Aquarius 5 and Aquarius 7+3 models and sold as a stand-alone accessory compatible with the rest of the Vaude backpack line.
Vaude joins Hydrapak’s growing list of global partners, including POC, DaKine, Nathan, EVOC, Oakley, Columbia, Fox, Ogio, Kriega, Scott, BMW, KTM, and Berghaus.
C4 Waterman has partnered with GreenWater Holdings, an investment and brand development firm based in Newport Beach, California. GreenWater's capital investment, along with its operations, manufacturing and product design expertise, aims to strengthen the company's position in the outdoor and watersports industries.Launched in 2007 by Hawaiian watermen with a line of stand up paddle boards and paddles, C4 has continued to break new ground with inflatable SUPs (see previous story) and surfboards, water rescue equipment and related soft goods.