DENVER, October 23 /PRNewswire/ --

Altira Group LLC, a leader and pioneer in Energy Technology Investment will attend and speak in Denver on October 28-30 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

Altira Group announced today Peter Edwards, Partner, will participate on the USDOE Initiatives Future Policies for Accelerating Technology Commercialization panel on Tuesday October 28th at 1:45pm during next week's 21st Annual NREL Industry Growth Forum in Denver.

As a thought-leader in energy innovation, Altira Group leverages its proven knowledge and vision for the profitable application of transformative, efficient technology across traditional and alternative sources, driving efficiencies and productivity gains through the value chain, maximizing the return for their portfolio companies and investors.

Our success is driven by our desire to deliver energy efficiencies and support companies developing tomorrow's energy sources, said Dirk McDermott, Altira Group's Managing Partner. Our investments span renewable, alternative, and petroleum-based energy technologies and we will be making two announcements at NREL.

Altira Group is committed to building a future of efficient, sustainable energy by pioneering full-spectrum investments that will transform the energy sector. Founded in 1996 with the sole purpose of successfully investing in the energy technology sector, Altira Group focuses on growth technology companies spanning the energy value chain -- from source to resource, taking an active lead investment role, and providing solid follow-on capabilities for its investor partners and portfolio companies.

About Altira Group

Altira Group LLC ( is a Denver based private equity and venture firm that has profitably invested in energy technology companies for over 12 years. Their portfolio includes companies in both the traditional and renewable energy sectors. Altira pursues opportunities to commercialize energy technologies while reducing the carbon footprint.

Altira is currently investing out of its fifth fund. The typical initial investment in a portfolio company is in the US$5-US$15 million range, with follow-on investments as warranted. Altira seeks investment opportunities led by experienced and dedicated management teams who are commercializing new energy technologies with high growth potential.

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Jeff Blanc, +1-415-252-1703,, for Altira Group LLC