SiNode Systems Dominates at the Rice Business Plan Competition

clock April 15, 2013 14:18
SiNode Systems from Northwestern University dominated at the Rice Business Plan Competition and became our latest regional winner in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. SiNode's technology increases both the energy capacity and power density of lithium ion batteries. Their success at Rice is punctuated by their personal tale of perseverance. [More]


Bioadhesive Alliance Inc. Wins the ACC Clean Energy Challenge

clock April 12, 2013 16:11
Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., a company that has developed a bio-based adhesive that can be a substitute for petroleum-based asphalt binder, reducing the cost and carbon impact and increasing the durability of asphalt, has taken top prize at the ACC Clean Energy Challenge. The company will represent the Southeastern region at the National Competition in June. [More]


Bearing Analytics Takes Top Student Prize at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge

clock April 12, 2013 12:51
Bearing Analytics, of Purdue University, is the first team to advance to the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The company won the top student prize at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago on April 4th. Bearing Analytics offers a patent-protected temperature and vibration sensing solution to the industrial bearing market. This technology allows users to predict bearing failure before it happens, helping to alleviate safety concerns, prevent costly gearbox failures in wind turbines, extend product lifetimes and increase energy efficiency. [More]


Clean Energy Trust: How DOE is Making a Difference in Commercialization

clock April 5, 2013 14:34
DOE investments at the local and regional level is helping to change the future of American energy. One example is DOE's investment in the regional Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge, where $300,000 has led to nearly $30 million in follow-on investment in companies that are creating jobs, registering patents and changing the future of American energy. In a guest post written by Winston Lazar of the Clean Energy Trust, several programs funded by DOE are highlighted, including the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. [More]