Agriculture- Water- Waste
Drinkwell organizes existing community resources into franchises to create water businesses in arsenic and fluoride-affected areas by providing water filtration technology and business tools. Drinkwell taps into the entrepreneurial spirit within communities to create jobs, generate income, and improve health outcomes.
Saratoga Springs, NY
Evolv’s compost bins and inoculated wheat bran allow us to compost food wastes from homes and businesses that would normally end up in the garbage, including products prohibited from traditional composting. Our collection service makes composting convenient while reducing methane emissions.
Full Circle Feed creates nutritious dog treats by innovatively using discarded people food from institutional dining halls. Our dog biscuits fill a niche by providing a sustainable and environmentally-friendly treat where none exists on the market today.
We will provide the first faucet filter that removes arsenic and other heavy-metals from drinking water. In 41 states, these families are affected through either the water from their wells that contains dangerous concentrations of arsenic or the public water systems serving them are not complying with the EPA’s regulation.
New York, NY
Toilets for People (TfP) designs and sells affordable, self-contained, waterless composting toilets to non-profit organizations whose mission is to provide sanitation to the people of the developing world. TfP’s signature product, the CRAPPER, requires no infrastructure, is effective in flood-prone and waterlogged areas where flush toilets and pit latrines fail and brings privacy, safety, comfort, convenience and dignity to its owners.
Chemicals & Advanced Materials
MetaComb Inc (MCI) has developed, and now commercializing MetaComb™ Material (MCM)- patented light, rigid-board, environmentally sustainable material platform — an ideal alternative to wood for constructing shipping crates. MCM crates are 50% lighter and occupy less volume than wooden crates. Substantial savings are realized by reducing the weight and volume of shipping containers.
Menon Laboratories is developing a platform for highly differentiated products and solutions targeting filtration & separation applications based on proprietary nanomaterials. We offer highly robust and low-cost filtration solutions for a variety of applications related to water treatment. Specifically, proof-of-concept tests for water-oil separation have been demonstrated and we are in the prototype development stage.
Energy Distribution & Storage
New York, NY
10Six is a software company that networks energy storage, and uses that aggregated capacity to maintain grid stability. Our service allows for an increased rate of renewables integration, expands the use case for advanced battery storage, and creates
EnerMat Technologies is working on biodegradable all-carbon electrodes for next generation lithium-ion batteries that are lighter and faster.
We are limited to indoor charging options, whenever we’re enjoying the outdoors and running low on charge in our devices, we’’re forced back inside in search of an electrical outlet. So we developed a solar charging stations for phones, that is free to end users and monetized through on station.
Behind-the-meter (BtM) energy storage does not generate enough revenue to justify the device costs. Tumalow aggregates the capabilities of all the systems into a network, manages the bidding and market compliance, and distributes the performance obligation optimally around the network. The ability of individual systems to provide peak shaving, or any other services, is unaffected, and operation is optimized to achieve highest revenue in real time.
Air-Value is a patented air delivery system targeting the building envelope, where AIR becomes an insulator and provides heating and cooling. We use a WESP air cleaning system to provide surgical quality air within the building structure. The result is ONE system which provides the highest level of insulation, thermal comfort and advanced air cleaning.
West Chester, PA
We are going to make an integrated air conditioner that controls humidity, cleans the air of microbes and fine dust as well as controlling temperature. In addition it uses 25 to 95% less electric power. It can be run with most existing systems to add any amount of outside air to a building without adding unnecessary running costs and provides extremely high indoor air quality.
The AREVS HEAT (Heating Energy Assessment Tool) is a performance based software application that will yield extremely accurate current energy ratings results and future heating and cooling cost figures. The energy rating can be done with the analysis of one utility bill – no physical inspection of the premises is necessary, allowing en masse ratings of the national (and international) residential housing stock.
ecoVent solves the problem of uncomfortable temperatures in your home by replacing your old forced air vents with new wireless vents that can open and close automatically to direct warm or cold air where it’s needed most. It easily installs in hours, immediately increases comfort and pays for itself in less than three years through massive energy savings.
By leveraging tools from statistical physics GreenAnalytix provides tools neccessary energy efficiency at the city scale by identifying which buildings will benefit the most from retrofit, which retrofit scenarios are most cost effective, and which building owners are most likely to purchase a given retrofitting plan.
PureQuantum can produce low-cost, easy-to-process phosphors, an important component of solid-state lighting devices, and in doing so will make the LED bulb affordable enough to replace the more wasteful CFL bulb in homes and offices.
Cherry Hill, NJ
smartACR offers cloud-based automation as a subscription service. Proprietary software maximizes HVAC/R efficiency, automates maintenance and demand management. Automated savings far exceeds fees, cracking the code on small building automation.
Stony Brook, NY
ThermoLift is a transformative natural gas-driven heat-pump technology that combines heating, air-conditioning, and hot water delivery into a single device. The device is expected to reduce HVAC energy consumption and costs by 30- 50% with almost no electricity and no refrigerants.
Our unique double parabolic reflector design minimizes the visual impact to the home while simultaneously lowering initial retail cost and increasing return on investment to the homeowner. Our vision of the solar future leverages this unit to eventually replace all energy use in the home – from hot water to electricity.
EnergyWise Partners is creating a $200M energy asset investment fund that eliminates the customer ownership barrier by replacing high upfront prices with a low cost, low risk monthly service that is familiar to consumers.
Enviro Power LLC is a technology company that focuses on energy solutions and products that are revolutionizing traditional energy generation methods. Our focus is to create products that remove unnecessary waste in electrical generation with an emphasis on efficiency, reliability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact.
IST’s SunTegra in-roof solar system provides a unique integrated appearance preferred by 4 out of 5 customers and provides additional roofing cost savings that reduce total system cost compared with a rack-mounted solution. For the solar dealer or home builder, they greatly simplify installation and reduce installation time by up to 50%.
Brimes Energy is building the Jellyfish, a device that converts the energy of ocean waves into usable energy. Wave energy has an available 30kW to 80kW per meter of coastline. Our solution will greatly reduce the cost of marine energy and will finally make it competitive to solar and wind.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Kanoot will bring affordable anaerobic processing to the developing world to become the de facto waste removal service and local gas supply, later iterating equipment to meet further basic needs as they are identified, building up critical infrastructure systems in currently underdeveloped regions.
Leading Edge Hydro is being formed to commercialize an innovative hydrofoil, developed at Brown University with funding from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program that is capable of capturing energy from ocean and river tidal currents.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Nigeria is experiencing rapid urbanization as well as a growing middle class, which puts a strain on already poor power and waste infrastructures. NovaGen will partner with property managers to provide anaerobic digesters to turn waste into biogas for power generation so as to displace diesel, while incentivizing waste sorting practices by residents.
Parent Technology Group, LLC (PTG) is an innovative engineering company focused on realizing the potential of photovoltaic textiles. With the assistance of funding from the US Army, we have developed proprietary tapes that can be woven into photovoltaic fabrics. Our components are poised to provide a power generation solution that is light and reliable, with no adverse environmental impact.
SSENA is an Early to Mid-Stage venture micro-hydro turbine renewable energy system developer with a standing order for 1,000 units upon successful final R&D, field-testing and commercialization. SSENA’s mission is to develop proprietary river and tidal hydrokinetic energy systems.
The available US commercial surface parking lot potential is nearly ten times that of commercial rooftops. WattLots LLC has developed the Power Arbor™, an attractively designed solar canopy system that also supports applications that also supports applications that generate new revenues.
Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)
1efficiency is a cloud-based software and services company empowering customers to visualize, monitor, manage and optimize electric, water and gas consumption across a portfolio of their buildings.
CleanPowerPerks revolutionizes clean energy marketing by re-envisioning the customer experience at each lifecycle stage. Americans choose clean power through our web directory (we refer them to providers) + get rewarded with perks from member brands (clean-powered businesses), benefitting our clients.
New York, NY
Our software will help utilities prevent and respond to tree-caused outages and improve the forest using smartphone images of hazard trees and outage data, producing vegetation management better targeted to where problems are most likely to occur and liaise efficiently with customers and municipalities.
CrowdComfort offers building owners, operators, and occupants a new and powerful way to share information about comfort, maintenance, and safety issues with an easy to use smart device application. Our subscription-based model allows us to share the timestamped, geo-located reports we collect on a custom mobile and web portal, allowing facility managers to pinpoint energy and operational saving opportunities.
Peaks Island, ME
SIMplexity™ architectural software helps architects manage and organize large volumes of information during pre-design and transitions between architectural programming and concept design providing an informed view of the sustainability decision making space.
Simply Grid provides a solution for on demand access to grid electricity. Our proprietary technology enables access to on-site, self-service electricity via industry standard charging stations and in-wall outlets for customers who initiate service with their mobile phones.
Blackburn is a design and engineering company that invented a proprietary mash-up of hybrid technologies creating break-through efficiencies that will solve the $4.8 Billion industry loss resulting from idle trucking time. Our solution eliminates 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel which produces 21 tons of CO2 and 0.3 tons of NOx, per long haul truck, per year.
West Caldwell, NJ
ETRO has designed, developed, and begun manufacture of the world’s first wireless-enabled smart electric utility motorcycle targeted at fast-growth markets in Asia, where small motorcycles are the dominant mode of basic transportation.