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Burt Hamner

Hydrobee SPC
Burt Hamner is Founder and President of HydroBee, the most versatile way to charge your electronics. HydroBee is a portable USB battery pack which is recharged by flowing water, wind, bikes, muscle power, donkey carts, sun, fire, or pretty much any source of energy to generate power for USB battery charging, LED lights, sensors, cameras and wireless transmitters. Burt is an international clean technology and renewable energy consultant and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience around the world in 18 countries. Burt has founded and grown his company to 11 people with 4 full-time engineers and filed seven patents.
Before launching Hydrobee, Burt founded, grew and sold Hydrovolts Inc. which makes hydrokinetic turbines for canals and big water systems. His company won the 2009 Cleantech Open Sustainability Prize, the 2011 Imagine H2O Water-Energy Nexus prize, the 2011 Launch.org Energy Innovator prize, and other contests for cleantech startups.
Burt has worked in "clean tech" since 1991, and traveled globally promoting clean manufacturing. His main clients were the US Agency for International Development and the Asian Development Bank. He is the Principal of Cleantech Mentor LLC, and advises corporations and governments on innovative approaches to sustainable profitability. On the side, Burt is also the Organizer of the Seattle Clean Energy Meetup and the Seattle Makers Group.

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