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June 14, 2013

SiNode Systems Wins the Second Annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

The DOE is proud to announce that SiNode Systems from Northwestern University has won the second annual NCEBPC. SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher battery capacity and faster charging rates, all while being produced via a low cost solution chemistry-based manufacturing process. SiNode seeks to change the landscape for lithium-ion batteries so they can meet the demands of a wide range of industries, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles. More

May 13, 2013

Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean Energy Business Competition

Underscoring the Obama Administration's commitment to support the next generation of energy leaders, the U.S. Energy Department today announced the six regional winners of its National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The initiative inspires university teams across the country to create new businesses and commercialize promising energy technologies developed at U.S. universities and the national laboratories. Today's regional finalists—Northwestern University, North Carolina A&T University, Purdue University, Brigham Young University, University of Arkansas and University of California-Berkeley—will go on to compete in the first national competition in Washington, D.C., on June 11th and 12th. "The National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition allows the best and brightest to use their entrepreneurial skills to tackle the energy challenges our Nation continues to face," said Acting Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman. "These innovative business strategies can expand the use of clean energy technologies and compete on a global market." More

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