Mayor of Riverside with Department of Conservation Director Bridgett Luther
Northwest PowerPipe's innovative vertical axis turbines extract energy from water moving through the pipe.

Riverside is committed to being the hub of innovative technologies within the Inland Empire. To demonstrate this commitment, Mayor Ron Loveridge formed SmartRiverside, which provides resources to help innovation succeed and to allow Riverside to become a center of high technology. SmartRiverside is focused on attracting and retaining clean tech and high tech companies, developing self-sustaining revenue sources, and identifying new opportunities to foster technology innovation in Riverside. These efforts are attracting entrepreneurs developing revolutionary technology systems, which are helping the city achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.  These technologies include the following projects and programs:

  • Grease to Gas
  • Riverside In-Pipe Turbine Project
  • Riverside Recycled Water Project
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