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By Jeff Kart | Forbes contributor Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. But what about turning carbon dioxide back into fuel? A Cornell University startup has reportedly developed a way, by adding sunlight to carbon dioxide to transform it into...

By Molly Israel | Cornell Chronicle Clean water is one of the Earth’s most precious resources, and properly treating wastewater takes considerable time and energy. Biological Energy, a company based in Ithaca, is on a mission to revolutionize the way water is processed at wastewater treatment...

By Matt Butler | Ithaca.com One of the rare constants in the seemingly constant modern technological evolution era is the battery as the need to store and transport power efficiently and reliably has arguably never been greater. With such a great reliance placed on batteries, and particularly...

By Natasha Vaughn | Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced three Ithaca businesses and an Endwell company are among 20 finalists in its $2.5 million clean energy competition. The 76West Clean Energy Competition awards money to clean energy businesses in...

By Brian Sharp | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Molecular Glasses of Rochester was awarded $10,000 for creating new, low-cost materials for mobile devices that reduce power consumption while providing higher display resolution. Molecular Glasses is a graduate of the NEXUS-NY clean energy proof-of-concept center. [READ] Molecular Glasses...

By James Temple | MIT Tech Review Conamix, a little-known startup based in Ithaca, New York, has raised several million dollars to accelerate its development of cobalt-free materials for lithium-ion batteries, the latest sign that companies are eager to find alternatives to the increasingly rare and expensive metal. The problem: The price of cobalt has more...

By David J. Hill | UB Campus News A system that maximizes clean energy usage in the home by responding to the homeowner’s trends and patterns. An energy harvester that captures indoor ambient light to power wireless electronics. An innovative design for a wind turbine blade...

Eaton Expands Smart Grid Portfolio with New Optical Sensor Platform By Global Energy World Power management company Eaton today announced it is integrating next-generation optical sensing technology, provided by Micatu GridView Optical Solutions into its portfolio of grid monitoring solutions for utility customers. Eaton’s agreement with Micatu...

By Camila Araujo, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Binghamton University researchers have been chosen to participate in NEXUS-NY, thanks to their work on dielectric capacitors, devices used to store electric charge that have applications from radios to heart defibrillators. BingCap, a team led by Tara P. Dhakal, an assistant professor...

Featured in the Avanti Summit's Entrepreneur Magazine How NextCorps is Giving Startups a Leg Up Rochester, New York is a city built and sustained by entrepreneurs. It's the former company-town once dominated by Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation and Bausch & Lomb, whose founders gave rise to...

by Dan Miner | Buffalo Business Journal -  Three University at Buffalo startups have received significant federal grants to boost their early-stage technologies. Each of the companies receive six-figure awards from the National Science Foundation, which supports tech commercialization that could benefit society. Companies include Ferric Contrast, Neurovascular Diagnostics...

by Caitlin Hayes for Cornell University News For every cup of Greek yogurt made, two cups of wastewater are produced. Companies have to dispose of this waste, called acid whey. The majority of it is handled either by trucking it to a wastewater treatment plant to process at...

The path to success is rarely clear-cut, and it often takes unexpected turns. This is especially true in entrepreneurship, where a single networking connection can suddenly open doors, or a crucial piece of feedback from a customer can lead to pivotal product developments....

What is the problem with many innovative technologies? Some never make it out of the lab. For a company like Dimensional Energy, aligning with NEXUS-NY—a clean energy accelerator—has helped its founders move out from the lab and on their way to the marketplace. NEXUS-NY is...

New York State policy makers and business leaders looking to encourage new business start-ups should take a look at an innovative program developed by New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), an Academy program partner for nearly a decade....

The company measures voltage, current, vibration and temperature using optical sensor technology, rather than electronics, revolutionizing sensor technology which Michael Oshetski, Chief Executive Officer at Micatu, says has been unchanged for more than a century....

Clean tech solutions driving force behind firms started by Haldar's students By Larry Rulison | © 2017 - Times Union ALBANY —  SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany may be best known for being where the world's largest semiconductor firms like IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung do cutting-edge computer chip research. Slowly but surely, though, SUNY Poly...

By Robert F. Service  for Science Magazine One-tenth of the world’s population lacks clean water. Now, researchers report they have developed a cheap solar still, which uses sunlight to purify dirty water up to four times faster than a current commercial version. The raw materials cost less than $2...

by Jinelle Shengulette for Democrat and Chronicle   Five months ago, Mike Molaire and his team moved into Eastman Business Park to work on their new venture, Molecular Glasses. The space is very familiar to Molaire, who spent a great deal of time on the same floor of the same...

by Jeff Murray, jmurray@stargazette.com | @SGJeffMurray ©2018 Star Gazette In 2011, Michael Oshetski put his technical prowess to work and created a startup business in his garage. Only four years later, Oshetski and the company he founded — Micatu Inc. — are poised to revolutionize sensor technology that he says...