June 25, 2018
Allegheny Cleantech UP Competitors Participating in National Competition, June 27-28
By Amanda KingMedia Inquiries
- Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
- Boundary Laboratories (Case Western Reserve University) is using plasma technology to reduce the drag of wind turbines, making wind power more efficient and affordable. [Third place and winner of a $5,000 prize.]
- Ecotone Renewables (CMU) aims to produce, distribute and dispose of food locally and sustainably via a solar-powered aquaponics system and an anaerobic digestion system running off of food waste. [Second place and winner of a $10,000 prize.]
- ExperiML (CMU) uses the latest advances in experiment design and artificial intelligence to reduce the number of trial-and-error iterations by one to two orders of magnitude to discover better material and product designs for batteries and other energy-related applications.
- gridfruit's (CMU) intelligent software controls and monitors the operation of refrigeration systems at commercial buildings to reduce their energy bills and maintenance cost for food service and food sell industries.
- Omnitricity (CMU) provides charging choices for electric vehicle users by combining a mobile application and a unique location provider for the charging network.
- spotLESS Materials LLC (formerly WasteLESS Tech - Penn State University) has developed a sprayable, anti-biofouling surface coating to reduce flush water usage and to prevent bacteria accumulation. [First place and winner of a $50,000 prize.]
- ZenCharge (Drexel University) is a revolutionary, all-inclusive technology that can simultaneously develop renewable energy, combat pollution, and promote natural conservation by utilizing plant-generated electricity.