SACRAMENTO, CA – Momentum, an award-winning cleantech consultancy, is excited to announce the appointment of Renee Moilanen as its new Director of Ports.
Having overseen more than $10 billion in clean technology projects and initiatives, Momentum continues to advance its mission of making clean energy, water, and transportation both abundant and affordable. The hiring of Moilanen, a seasoned professional with nearly two decades of experience in zero-emission planning, project execution, and fund development for seaport and maritime clients, aligns perfectly with Momentum’s vision for a greener future.
“Renee has been a visionary leader in the maritime space, taking on the challenges of zero emission technology integration with curiosity, inclusivity, and ambition,” said Matt Hart, CEO of Momentum. “We are thankful to have her choose our team and are looking forward to working together to advance Port sustainability.”
Before assuming the role of Director of Ports, Renee Moilanen showcased her expertise as a Strategic Consultant for Air Quality and Seaports with Starcrest Consulting Group, LLC, where she played a pivotal role in securing over $400 million in grant funding for maritime clients to realize their environmental goals. Her distinguished tenure as the Manager of Air Quality Practices for the Port of Long Beach, where she managed and secured nearly $100 million in advanced technology grants and oversaw a $65 million Community Grants Program, underscores her caliber and fit for this position.
“I am thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented and creative team at Momentum,”said Moilanen. “The Ports sector is a dynamic and challenging space for zero-emission technology and requires the innovative thinking and problem-solving skills for which Momentum is known. I look forward to positioning Momentum as a leader in global goods movement decarbonization.”
In her role as Director of Ports, Moilanen will be pivotal in enhancing Momentum’s strategic planning, fund development, and project management for forward thinking companies and organizations, especially in the realm of demonstrating and deploying zero-emission port equipment and innovations. Her deep experience working with regulatory bodies, industry associations, and community groups, alongside her unparalleled knowledge in maritime operations and zero-emission technology advancement, will prove invaluable to accelerating the capacity of Momentum clients to meet technology and efficiency goals.
Momentum is a global consultancy that designs and develops innovation campaigns for forward-thinking organizations working to deploy transformative energy, transportation, and manufacturing technologies. The company’s Design|Develop|Deploy platform generates dramatic results: together with 1500+ clients and institutional partners, Momentum has helped deploy $10B+ in globally significant innovations—while leveraging $2B in public non-dilutive capital—in partnership with dozens of the world’s most innovative companies: Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Volvo, General Motors, Port of Long Beach, Sempra Energy, Schneider Electric, TravelCenters of America, SMUD, New Energy Nexus, CALSTART, and Wells Fargo’s IN2 Accelerator. Momentum’s demonstration partners include a robust ecosystem of leading national laboratories and universities, public- and investor-owned utilities, and air-, land- and sea-ports throughout North America. Founded in 2005, Momentum has grown to be among the most sought-after clean technology and commercialization partners in North America. Momentum received the National Growth Accelerator Award from the US Small Business Administration and was acknowledged in 2021 by Sacramento Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Sacramento.