GTEA09 concluded with final presentations around potential new ventures based on real technologies, developed by real scientists, and meeting the real world (for most) for the first time:
- A cheaper, recyclable catalyst for biofuels production.
- Solar materials for surfacing consumer electronics.
- High efficiency diesel gensets aimed at cost-effectively irrigating sub-2 acre farms (which provide 60% of the world’s agricultural production).
- Clean solvents for pesticide and cleaning solutions.
- Solar thermal-generated hot water for the food processing markets and cost-competitive with natural gas water heaters.
- Chemical catalyst for creating new fuels derived from cellulosic feedstock (woodchips, rice husks, etc…) that have energy density rivaling petroleum.
- Toxic compound exposure monitoring for hazardous work environments.
- Environmentally-friendly plastic resins derived from methane from landfill gas (or other sources).
- A solar thermal desalination technology with a proprietary heat exchanger design.
- A heat pump system which cuts electricity costs in half by simultaneously producing hot and chilled water.
- Internet router energy management software that reduces energy consumption by up to 50%
- A bicycle/e-vehicle hybrid that competes with small electric cars for in-town errands and commuting.
Many thanks to everyone who took part–the investors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, industry partners, and especially participants who put a lot of work into advancing their ideas.
Congratulations – looks like some very nice efforts.