Tax Payer Backed ReVolt Files for Bankruptcy

Another #Green Fail. More of our money down Obama’s Sustainable toilet.

From Sustainable Business Oregon:


The parent company of a taxpayer-backer battery technology company has filed bankruptcy in a Norwegian court.

Portland-based ReVolt Technology, whose parent company is in Norway, said last month it would file bankruptcy because it had been unable to raise new capital or find a buyer.

The company had been developing a zinc-air battery technology that it said could deliver twice the energy of conventional rechargeable battery technologies, such as lithium-ion.

The Business Journal has been unable to reach ReVolt company officials.

Before it abruptly closed its doors, ReVolt received several taxpayer subsidies:

  • $5 million from a federal grant program.
  • $3.4 million from the state of Oregon’s Small Scale Energy Loan Program.
  • $1.15 million from a Portland Development Commission loan program
  • $500,000 from the governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund.

A copy of the company’s bankruptcy filing was not immediately available.

So they received over $10 million and still went bust.


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One Response to Tax Payer Backed ReVolt Files for Bankruptcy

  1. CLM says:

    “It’s expensive to be me.” -Anna Nicole Smith

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