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ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie to Reach Final Four
Date:4/5/2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, today announces its Elite Eight Plus Two, eight winners from ACC schools and two winners from the at-large non-ACC pool of entrants. 

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The Elite Eight Plus Two will compete first to advance to the Final Four and then for a $100,000 grand prize at the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals, held at North Carolina State University on April 9, 2013. The winner also will move on to compete in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals in Washington, D.C., in summer 2013.

The ACC Elite Eight Plus Two, listed after the technologies they are developing, include:

  • Clemson University: Brewcovery - Developing bio-separations and bio-digestion processes to recover and refine value-added co-products from the bio-based food industry and brewery waste.
  • Duke University: Refrakt - Developing portable membrane distillation technology for industrial operations to provide wastewater treatment and reuse solutions.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: Sidewinder Thermal Management - Developing a technology to recycle heat from home appliances and convert it to electricity using thermoelectric heat exchangers.
  • North Carolina A&T University: Bioadhesive Allianc
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