2020 Energy Seed Grants Awarded

The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) recently awarded Energy Innovation Seed Grants to six diverse projects across the University System of Maryland. The grants are intended to bridge the gap between academic transformative laboratory research results and prototype demonstrations while fostering commercialization through technology development, creation and/or advancement of university start-up companies within the state of Maryland. This year 18 proposals were submitted from seven different academic institutions across the State including Johns Hopkins University. The proposed projects were equally diverse in scope ranging from thermoregulated socks as demonstrative for future HVAC systems to excess poultry litter converted to biofuel as renewable energy for farms. The complete list of 2020 projects funded includes: 

  • Mind Your Feet – Knitting Meta-Cool into Socks; Lead PI: YuHuang Wang, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland College Park; Partnering Company: Coolwave Dynamics, LLC

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