Pollution from vehicles is one of the major causes of climate change. A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists showed that in total, the transportation sector in the United States accounted for over 30 percent of all United States global warming emissions. Internationally, these numbers are often higher, especially in countries lacking strong environmental regulation.
A study by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies suggests that emissions from the transportation sector will be the main driver of global warming over the next half-century. Despite a host of emissions-reducing solutions in the form of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, the transportation sector struggles to improve. carbonBLU is about to change that trend.
This coming week Sacramento based startup carbonBLU will be competing in the Western Region Clean Tech Open, in a bid to fund a BETA launch of their groundbreaking BLUprint platform. carbonBLU’s platform, BLUprint, provides a solution to the transportation industry’s problems. Vehicle fleet managers spend millions annually on new vehicle purchases, maintenance, and fuel. Most fleet managers lack the capital resources, technical understanding and time to research options for improvement.
BLUprint combines operational data with market data to enable intelligent investment decisions. BLUprint gives users the ability to engage in proactive and progressive decision making. It identifies vehicles ready for replacement and ideal technology solutions. Users can model the economic and environmental impacts of new technology on their fleet.
The carbonBLU team has advanced to the region finals of the Accelerator, where they will compete with teams from the West Coast in hopes of advancing to the National Finals. Sedale Turbovsky, co-founder, and futurist at carbonBLU had the following to say about the CleanTech Open. “We are immensely grateful for all of the support, mentoring and instruction we have received. We feel prepared to scale and grow our company, and look forward to doing it here in Sacramento.”