2019 Competition Results

Competition Highlights

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2019 Winners

  • Optimus TechnologiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $1,000,000 award 
    • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs for diesel-burning trucks.
  • Radical PlasticsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $500,000 award 
    • Creates biodegradable plastics that address the issue of plastic pollution, while creating energy savings in applications such as mulch film used in agriculture.
  • CleanFiberLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $250,000 award 
    • Manufactures high-performance cellulose building insulation from recycled corrugated cardboard that is safer, cleaner, less expensive and performs better than fiberglass and conventional cellulose insulation.
  • Carbon Upcycling TechnologiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $250,000 award 
    • Converts carbon dioxide from a greenhouse gas into valuable products.
  • Cambridge CropsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $250,000 award 
    • Has an innovative technology based on a naturally derived protein that addresses all major mechanisms of spoilage by slowing down oxidation, dehydration and bacterial growth to significantly reduce food waste.
  • ProsumerGridLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - $250,000 award 
    • Paves the way for the integration of distributed energy resources into the utility grid, including planning for the effects on transmission, distribution and microgrid systems.

2019 Semifinalists

  • Allied Microbiota
  • Biolive
  • Blue Frontier
  • Cambridge Crops
  • Carbon Upcycling Technologies
  • CleanFiber
  • Cortland Research
  • FlashCharge Batteries
  • Heat Inverse
  • Ionomr
  • Optimus Technologies
  • OXTO Energy
  • Paradigm of New York
  • PolyJoule
  • ProsumerGrid
  • Radical Plastics
  • SunDensity
  • SWTCH Energy
  • Syndem