Cleant Energy Trust Midwest Showcase 2017

Case Western Reserve University’s RVS Rubber Solutions took home the top $50,000 prize at Clean Energy Trust’s 2017 Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) Midwest Showcase. The company, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has created a solution to recycle rejected tire components and turn them into a high-quality, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly rubber source ready for new applications.

In addition to RVS Rubber Solutions, runners up BluSolar (Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois) and Purpled (Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois) will compete in the Energy Department’s National Cleantech UP competition in June 2017.

To learn more about the Clean Energy Trust 2017 Midwest Showcase and this year’s winners, visit