Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

December 4, 2019

Gene editing technology for livestock

The company was started by Scott Fahrenkrug (CSO), who previously served as tenured faculty in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota. So far, the company has raised about $53 million from venture capital and grant funding. Among its investors, we highlight the National ... read more.
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Tim Grejtak

Owning the Energy Transition More...

December 4, 2019

On January 1, 2020, the maritime sector will undergo a sea change in its choice of fuel. Large vessels, such as those that transport the 10 billion tons of cargo between ports each year, have long relied on high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO, a cheap residual oil) to keep costs down, but concerns about ... read more.

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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 3, 2019

Cationic cotton pretreatment chemistry that increases uptake of dye and reduces water and chemical use

The company was founded by Michael and Eli Harari after meeting textile chemist and Colorzen's technology investor, Tony Leonard, in 2012. The company develops drop-in cationic pretreatment chemistry for cotton that increases uptake of dye by altering the molecular structure and charge of the cotton... read more.
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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

December 3, 2019

Nio

Autonomous and electric vehicles

The company was started by William Li, founder of Bitauto, and formerly called NextEV; the company went public on September 2018, and its stock is generally trading well below its IPO price. The company makes two electric SUVs priced at roughly $50,000 and $70,000 that are currently only sold in ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

December 2, 2019

Organic solvent nanofiltration membranes

High-flux cross-linked polymer membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN); membranes can be 10 times more energy efficient than existing thermal separations (distillation and evaporation) Membranes are robust to solvents across a wide pH range and thermally stable to operate at up to 80 °C; ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

December 2, 2019

Electrochemical advanced oxidation process for residential and industrial wastewater treatment

The company was started by two recent graduates, Julie Bliss Mullen, Ph.D., and Barrett Mully, MBA, as a spinoff from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, based on Julie's doctoral research at the university. To date, the company has raised approximately $1 million, including a $650,000 ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 2, 2019

Large-scale production of bacterial cellulose

Develops a platform for the large-scale production of bacterial cellulose to be cost-competitive with incumbent plant-based cellulose; currently sampling materials produced at pilot scale  Ferments inexpensive food byproducts like molasses or corn stover to produce cellulose in powder form, as ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 2, 2019

Biopolymer nanoparticles for adhesive and coating applications

Converts biomass into four main platform products: EcoSphere (biolatex binder), DuraBind (biopolymer wood binder), EcoMer/EcoStix (biomonomer adhesive/pressure sensitive adhesive), and BioForm (natural ingredient for personal care formulations) EcoSphere generates the majority of revenues, but it ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

December 2, 2019

Thermal energy storage systems based on molten silicon

Develops a thermal energy storage system (TESS) using molten silicon as heat storage medium contained within a multilayered high temperature-resistant material The TESS can be charged using direct electricity or by burning gas to heat the silicon up to 1,500 °C; the system's output is heat and ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 2, 2019

Polymer dispersions of MWNTs, graphene, and other nanomaterials

Designs, develops, and supplies custom nanocomposite structural resins, adhesives, and tapes primarily for aerospace applications Works directly with aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including Airbus, GE Aviation, and the U.S. Department of Defense Developed process technology to make improved ... read more.
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