ENERGY INNOVATION SHOWCASE
Date & Time
November 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
Come explore the emerging technologies, creative business models, and new ideas that are propagating the energy space. At the Energy Innovation Showcase, innovative start-ups, incubators, researchers, and investors share their experience and technologies with you in this virtual showcase. Peruse participating organizations' video intros below beforehand, and we'll kick off the evening with opening remarks from GRID Alternatives then move into a virtual room where you can visit organizations' tables to ask questions and learn more. Greentown Labs will deliver closing remarks. All are welcome to attend.
Participating organizations include:
Infinite Cooling is an award-winning startup with the mission to mitigate water scarcity around the world. They are deploying a patent-pending technology that uses electric fields to help power plants reduce their water consumption and water treatment costs by recovering 100% of the water from their cooling tower exhausts.
Nth Cycle is commercializing a system to recycle and recover the strategic metals from li-ion batteries and other electronics waste to enable a circular economy within these critical industries. Our technology overcomes the major barriers of battery recycling by providing a low cost, modular system to pull value from waste across North America. Nth Cycle's mission is to not only provide a better waste management system for the clean tech industry, but to also provide a low carbon footprint material for manufacturing to significantly decrease our emissions as we move forward on the path to electrification.
Other participating organizations include:
BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities. Since its founding in 2012, the company has completed energy projects in nearly 1,000 buildings and delivers results ahead of schedule and under budget. BlocPower utilizes its proprietary software for analysis, leasing, project management, and monitoring of urban clean energy projects and its customers are saving 20-40% on their energy bills each year. BlocPower wants to contribute to the electrification of the energy system, get everyone off of fossil fuels, and bring climate justice to underserved communities.
We are a unique research and educational program open to students in both Trinity and Pratt. We have a residential program that allows students to immerse themselves in energy efficient and sustainable living along with a club focused on green technology projects.
Eavor Technologies Inc. Eavor™ is an Alberta-based tech company that has invented a new geothermal power generation technology that overcomes all the traditional roadblocks of geothermal. We call this new highly effective green power generation system Eavor-Loop™. Our system is made with existing commercial componentry configured in a completely novel way. We use the most recent advances in drilling techniques and merge them with the latest heat to power generation technology to create the world’s first scalable, steady, and reliable source of green power. This is 'Energy for Eavor'.
Greentown Labs is a community of climatetech and cleantech pioneers working to design a more sustainable world. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, politicians, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing ground-breaking startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, a large network of corporate customers and investors, and more. Greentown Labs’ 100,000-square-foot campus in Somerville, MA is home to more than 100 startups and has supported more than 280 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 6,500 direct jobs and have raised more than $900 million in funding. For more information, please visit or Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Joules Accelerator is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaborating with industry, municipal, and university partners to Identify, Advise, and Connect cleantech startups with Charlotte and RTP. Working with ecosystem partners, Joules is able to support and prepare the Carolinas for a carbon-free energy future. The path to decarbonization runs through successful commercialization opportunities.
San José Clean Energy (SJCE) is the Community Choice Energy program, serving the residents and businesses in San José, and is part of the City of San José. Our agency combines the demand for power from all of our customers and sources clean, renewable energy at competitive rates through a not-for-profit business model. Excess revenues are re-invested back into the San José community through electrification and fuel switching programs. SJCE is part of a movement of Community Choice in California and other states across the country.
8 Rivers is a Durham, NC firm focused on the invention, development and commercialization of sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to global problems through impactful technologies. The company maintains the agility, creativity and fast-paced environment of a start-up, while partnering with large, industry-leading companies to develop and deploy those technologies. Our process enables us to innovate in industrial fields that are lacking in creative disruption. 8 Rivers has demonstrated expertise in generating and commercializing large-scale, meaningful solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the world today and across a variety of industries including energy, industrial processes, aerospace, telecommunications and others. The company innovates widely in adjacent markets in the clean tech space and is best known for our proprietary power production system, NET Power and the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, which enables low-cost power production with inherent carbon capture.
Dynamhex is a SaaS climate-tech company digitizing climate action plans for cities, utilities, and companies. The company deploys the product Decarbonization-as-a-service (DaaS) which models least-cost emissions reduction pathways for organizations using nuanced data, on the cloud. By aggregating granular datasets to create visual analytics and predictive insights, Dynamhex directs behavioral and investment options across multiple segments, which are currently siloed in existing applications available on the marketplace - and generally take 8 times as long, and costs 4 times as much as DaaS. At Dynamhex, we firmly believe that it is time that a dedicated emissions-reduction workflow platform be available to the energy industry, so that together we can visually identify economy-wide emissions and work collaboratively to scale climate-impact in the short window we have available.
Our fossil fuel-based extractive economy increases economic and environmental inequities, limiting access to the benefits and opportunities of renewable energy. This system perpetuates racial and economic injustice, damages people’s health, and creates a climate crisis that threatens humanity. At GRID Alternatives, our vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. As the nation's largest nonprofit solar installer and job training organization, we advance energy equity through community-based projects, programs, and policy advocacy.
Yotta Energy (Yotta) has developed PV-Coupled™ architecture, a smart energy storage solution designed to effortlessly scale with rooftop solar PV projects and significantly reduce the costs of solar plus storage installations. Yotta is solving several key challenges that have prevented mass adoption of solar + storage including: 1) providing a repeatable & scalable solution; & 2) seamlessly integrating into the solar “system.” As an integrated software plus hardware solution, Yotta provides scalable, affordable, & decentralized energy storage for buildings. At Yotta, we are on a mission to make energy storage cost effective, decentralize access to energy, and promote the grid of the future.
Ocean Winds is the result of a 2019 joint venture by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE. Both companies share the vision in which renewables, particularly offshore wind, play a key role in the global energy transition. That is why they created a 50-50 joint venture for offshore wind. The mission of Ocean Winds is to make offshore wind one of the main sources of renewable energy by delivering more efficient and sustainable wind energy solutions.
Noted Icelandic wind-based renewable energy company IceWind has recently launched in the United States. IceWind’s groundbreaking site installed wind turbines include the Freya for residential uses, while their Njord line will be available for commercial applications such as powering telecommunication towers, outdoor advertising, on-site office trailers, and more. They are so thrilled to bring the power, beauty, and reliability of IceWind’s turbines to the US, a country with a blustery midsection, gusty extremities, and an overall interest in renewable energy. IceWind is looking forward to America embracing their unique wind turbines, and know that this will be just the start of a new pillar of renewable energy in the US, site installed wind power.