2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge
Winner of the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge
Sprav Water LLC
Case Western Reserve University
Sprav Water has developed a wireless water meter that gives consumers control of their water and energy consumption. Using a combination of instant feedback and usage tracking, Sprav provides the tools to reduce your utility bills and eco-footprint. During showers Sprav gives visual and audible cues so consumers know their water and energy consumption in real-time, allowing them to cut shower costs by 10 to 20 percent.
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Winner of the 2014 Viewers Choice Facebook Contest Award
Case Western Reserve University
Carbon Origins is developing an efficient rocket engine that could drive down the costs of space exploration and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Liquid-fueled cryogenic rocket
engines may be the solution to the single-use rockets and spacecraft currently employed by the aerospace industry, which many consider an inefficient method for space exploration. Carbon Origins’small-scale liquid rocket engines and green power management systems for suborbital rockets could power the clean rockets and spacecraft of the future
What is the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge?
Clean Energy Challenge is part of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition established by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) designed to create a network of student-focused clean energy business competitions. The Ohio Challenge supports DOE’s strategy to establish broader innovation and commercialization efforts, and to build a nation-wide energy entrepreneurship ecosystem. DOE selected the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago to administer the Midwest Regional Competition composed of eight states, including Ohio.
Friday, February 28, 2014 | Student Center at Cleveland State University
The Ohio Competition will take place on Feb. 28, 2014, at the Cleveland State University Student Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During the Ohio Competition, semifinalist teams will present their live investor pitches in front of a panel of expert judges composed of venture capital and private equity professionals and entrepreneurs, and a live audience. The Ohio Competition will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and multiple opportunities for interaction with the student teams — a “competition plus conference” that will draw attendance from academia, government, the private sector, and the venture capital community. The winner of the Ohio Competition will receive the $10,000 state prize and go on to compete for the $100,000 grand prize at the Midwest Regional Competition in Chicago, Illinois, and a place in the National Competition in Washington, D.C.
The Ohio Competition will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.at the Cleveland State University Student Center.
There will also be an Opening Reception and Student Poster Session on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Roger S. Ballentine
“Roger Ballentine is the Founder and President of Green Strategies Inc., a strategic environmental and energy consulting firm and a Venture Partner with Arborview Capital LLC, a private equity firm making growth capital investments in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.
“Previously, Roger was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives. Roger is also the co-founder of American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Roger currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Perillon Software Inc., Paragon Airheater Technologies, Inc., and Energy Automation Systems, Inc., as well as on the Advisory Boards of Gridpoint, C3, Inflection Point Capital, and the Association of Rare Earth (RARE). Roger also serves on the Selection Committee for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Zayed Future Energy Prize and is the Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Clean Energy Forum.
“A frequent speaker and media commentator, Roger is a well-known clean energy expert and has been a Lecturer in the area of energy and climate policy at the Harvard Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C.”
Source: Green Strategies, Inc.
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