Congratulations to the 2013 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge semifinalist teams.
Advanced Farms (Formerly “On Point Hydroponics”) – The Ohio State University
Advanced Farms specializes in innovative renewable energy and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) business solutions in the U.S. market. It aims to produce locally grown food and jobs in Columbus, OH using its own aquaponics growing systems that use 90 percent less water than conventional farming and have zero chemical run off.
Mentor: Burr Zimmerman, UVG Ltd.
Agogy – The University of Toledo
Agogy purifies water while producing clean energy and high quality fertilizer. Its Harvestable Nutrient Collector System will help the environment, improve agriculture, and create a long term sustainable energy source that offers farms a way to mitigate their contribution to algal blooms and dead zones caused by excess nutrients from agricultural runoff, while saving their operation money.
Mentor: Jessica Sattler, University of Toledo
Amplified Wind Solutions – Cleveland State University
Amplified Wind Solutions has a Wind Amplification System that can produce 4 to 6 times more electricity than a typical wind turbine. For the telecommunications industry, this system can be placed on top of cell phone towers in remote and urban locations, and be used to power the equipment on site.
Mentor: Chris Mather, TBEIC
Contact Amplified Wind Solutions: Niki Zmij at email@example.com or 614.579.7331View Amplified Wind Solutions Video Pitch
CH5 – Wright State University
CH5 has taken a page from the auto industry and applied Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and fuel injectors to a 190cc engine. This change will reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 70- 75% when compared to a traditional lawn mower.
Mentor: John Hogan
Contact CH5: Michael Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.474.1043View CH5 Video Pitch
CW Inc. – Malone University
CW Inc. uses a methane transformer to convert manure to natural gas. While most waste recyclers convert manure into electricity, this alternative method of using the waste is unique and advantageous to the consumer because they will be able to significantly decrease their natural gas costs while utilizing their own waste product.
Mentor: Kerri Breen, Arsenal Venture Partners
Contact CW Inc.: Cameron Worth at email@example.com or 330.285.6678View CW Inc. Video Pitch
EcoSpinners – Case Western Reserve University
EcoSpinners is designing an integrated and programmable electric bike with a proprietary fuel cell range extender. The bike’s power pack is a hybrid of advanced lithium-ion polymer battery and liquid-fueled fuel cell. The critical part of the bike design is a low-cost fuel cell, running on non-polluting and recyclable liquid fuel that allows an increase in range without increasing the cost of the power pack.
Mentor: Ted Theofrastus, TBEIC
Contact EcoSpinners: Jean Zhao at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.773.0578View EcoSpinners Video Pitch
Effluelent – University of Cincinnati
Effuelent’s patent-pending WGE (Waste Grease Extraction) process creates a biodiesel product using a problematic waste stream as a resource, thus lowering landfill costs for wastewater treatment plants and generating a marketable product stream. Effuelent’s WGE process will have a positive environmental, economic, and energy impact.
Mentor: Stephanie Smith, Beagle Bioproducts
FlyDrive – Case Western Reserve University
FlyDrive, a flywheel regenerative braking system, offers a viable technology that will save money while providing performance that is commensurate with, or better than, current battery systems, as flywheels can be cycled more than 10 times faster than batteries and 2 times faster than super-capacitors. FlyDrive is meant for use in in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Mentor: Lee Poseidon, JumpStart
Contact FlyDrive: Kristen Brouwer at email@example.com or 781.223.7853View FlyDrive Video Pitch
NanoHarv Technologies LLC – Case Western Reserve University
NanoHarv’s micro algae harvesting/dewatering technology provides an environmentally friendly solution that is capable of turning algae blooms into biofuel feedstock. NanoHarv’s unique solution is the result of combining micro algae harvesting nanoparticles with magnetic bar separators.
Mentor: Bill Trainor, Mutual Capital Partners
Contact NanoHarv Technologies LLC: Justin Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.455.4310View NanoHarv Video Pitch
QuikSun LLC – The Ohio State University
QuikSun is using solar energy to develop charging stations for electric vehicles at both domestic and commercial locations utilizing the ChargePoint® network.
Mentor: Gary Rawlings, TechColumbus
Contact QuikSun LLC: Daniel Broxmeyer at email@example.com or 516.353.3057
Smartility LLC – Case Western Reserve University
Smartility designs, markets, and sells technology that gathers energy consumption data from electrical outlets, transmits the data to the consumer’s account on Smartility’s website, and generates customized energy reports for the consumer. Smartility products allow for home energy management, in addition to providing reports and analytics, which allow users to gain an understanding of their consumption and how to sharply cut expenses.
Mentor: Jack Harley, FirstPower Group
Contact Smartility LLC: Robert Karam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.804.1415Smartility Video Pitch
Sustain-A-Watt Energy Solutions – University of Cincinnati
Sustain-A-Watt (SAW) Energy Solutions is a full-service home energy monitoring and management solution provider. Sustain-A-Watt’s smart energy monitoring products and services provide an easy and accurate monitoring system and allows remote control of both active and passive energy use in residential homes. Sustain-A-Watt’s flagship PowerGenie revolutionizes how energy is monitored and consumed in the home, resulting in saved time, money, and energy in the home and the community.
Mentor: Scott Wampler
Contact Sustain-A-Watt Energy Solutions: Rod Ghavami at email@example.com or 937.689.4685View Sustain-A-Watt Video Pitch