Eden's Geothermal Initiative (MIT)
Developing solutions that make geothermal heat extraction a reliable resource during the global shift to renewable energy. Revolutionizing geothermal by tapping into pre-drilled geothermal reservoirs, providing cheap and effective heat mining technology, and supplying sustainable heat and electricity to thousands of homes across the globe.
Yellowstone Energy (MIT)
Novel nuclear energy platform
Infinite Cooling (MIT)
Disrupting the way power plants use water
Pocket Sun (MIT)
PocketSun, the first commercial product of Mesodyne LLC, brings ultra-portable and reliable power to soldiers. Today’s modern warfighter carries upwards of 20lbs of physical batteries to support a standard missions. PocketSun’s patented thermophotovoltaic system from MIT’s Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology converts fuel to electricity with unprecedented system efficiency. The result is a 75% reduction in weight, thus drastically reducing exposure risk and improving overall mission readiness.
Commercializing NASA-developed kite-generated energy technology, such that the motion of the kite can be used to generate electricity.
Improving Energy Usage
Aquaone Technologies (MIT)
Innovating at the intersection of water and food, with a particular focus on water desalination technology called Monovalent Selective Electrodialysis (MSED). We are making MSED smarter, tailoring it for agriculture, creating smart nutrient delivery mechanisms and, enabling real-time monitoring and dynamic yield optimization.
Promethean Power (MIT)
Linking low priced, clean electricity to the industrial heat market. By equipping industrial plants with the hardware necessary to source their energy flexibly, we empower industry to take advantage of the intermittently available, low priced electricity resulting from variable, renewable energy sources. This connection allows industrial consumers to save money and reduce emissions while creating new demand for renewable energy.
Dream Energy (MIT)
A technology-enabled business model, bringing to market a new approach for home energy management and retail electricity services. By taking advantage of synergies between two previously distinct business offerings - energy retailing and demand management - we can offer greater value to our customers and command higher profit margins. Using proprietary software developed at MIT, our aim is to unlock new value streams from automated home devices, while utilizing their flexibility to ease the integration of renewable energy resources.
A real time emissions control system that enables tracking and monitoring of an individual’s overall energy consumption with little to no user input. Energy consumption will be quantified through the life cycle of consumed goods and services, and tracked through the three main categories of an individual’s life: transportation, residential, and product consumption. We propose to radically alter how individuals consume energy and monitor their ecological health.
ATLAS Field Verification Services (HBS)
Providing field-verified asset database to support market and grid operators dealing with high-penetrations of distributed solar.
Lithio Storage (TUFTS)
Developing the next generation of flexible, self-healing, longer lasting lithium metal batteries containing our laboratory-optimized gel electrolyte. The Lithio battery aims to meet the demands of energy storage for current and future technologies, which includes renewable energy systems and wearable electronics.
There are 180 million utility poles in the US and both their proximity to households and distribution throughout the city are very valuable, too valuable for a technology that had little improvement in the last century.
Our goal is to replace existing “dumb” utility poles with assets that can provide firm storage capacity which can be operated by utilities, charge electric vehicles and be a platform for other 3rd party services. Provide grid resilience and increase renewable energy consumption. Act in the grid in a distributed fashion using the current infrastructure.
Flux Technologies (BerkEley)
Flux Technologies has developed advanced composite membranes that provide low cost and highly efficient hydrogen and natural gas purification. These highly selective, productive, and robust membranes enable small-scale and distributed hydrogen production from natural gas reforming, as well as allow biogas producers to upgrade their renewable feedstock to pipeline-quality natural gas. With membrane performance exceeding anything currently available on the market, Flux aims to improve the availability of hydrogen and biomethane, two crucial fuels for a sustainable future.
Energy for Developing Economies
Solstice Energy Solutions (Stanford)
For millions of people with unreliable power in emerging markets, Solstice had developed SHYFT, a connected smart meter with integrated controls unlocking money-saving, clean energy solutions.
Developing a model to be the key driver of sustainable solar solutions to the residential market in Chile. Specifically, SunCommunity will aggregate potential households in order to increase their negotiation power with suppliers and lower the prices of solar panels. Further, SunCommunity also seeks to improve the information quality of solar energy as well as offer a range of alternative financing options (cash, lease, loan, ESCO) to our customers.
PowerUp Africa (MIT)
Nigerian-focused cleantech company providing homeowners and renters with clean energy battery solutions. The mission of the company is to provide a seamless installation and servicing energy solution for the busy customer wants reliable energy at a low cost.
Samayan Solar (Said Business School, Oxford)
A solar integrator that organically connects all player of the solar energy ecosystem through its robust process design, lean application, and strong service. Right now the market is flooded with integrators that have a hodgepodge of services, poor design, and even poorer integration. The lack of a truly integrated design reduces the customer conversion and delays the solar adoption. Samayan Solar will attempt to bridge this gap.