MIT’s Infinite Cooling won the top Cleantech University Prize at the 10th annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology Clean Energy Prize (MIT CEP), the nation’s largest student-run, clean energy-focused business plan competition. Infinite Cooling’s innovative, patent-pending technology can reduce power plant water consumption by capturing steam escaping from cooling towers and reintroducing the resulting water into to the cooling system. This novel technology can also save power companies potentially millions per year in water costs.
Stanford University’s Solstice Energy Solutions, UC Berkeley’s Flux Technologies, and MIT’s Joro also took home awards at the MIT Clean Energy Prize event.
To learn more about the MIT CEP and this year’s competitors, please visit the program website.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) business plan competitions provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with the mentorship, business development skills and training, and investor feedback they need to turn their clean energy ideas into businesses offering real-world solutions. Cleantech UP is part of the Tech-to-Market Program within the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy.