Seven of America’s most promising startups are heading to the country’s Argonne National Laboratory to begin scaling ideas that support the country’s mission to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
The innovators join the groundbreaking Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) programme at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne lab, where they will work with leading scientists – and access cutting-edge facilities – that will allow them to focus on creating market-ready businesses.
“We are excited to support these innovators and help them leverage Argonne’s deep expertise and world-class facilities to accelerate the development of their climate-fighting technologies. Addressing climate change will require speed and scale across all sectors, and these startups are poised to make an impact when they graduate from CRI,” said Dick Co, Chain Reaction Innovations’ director.
The seven new innovators are:
- Ryan Hackler and Robert Kennedy, Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste to Higher Value Lubricants
- Christopher Nicholas, Bio-Based Acrylics from Lactic Acid at Cost-Parity to Petrochemicals
- Joanne Rodriguez, Micoremediation of Waste into New Materials
- Michelle Ruiz, Valorization of Wastewater for Production of Nutritious Food
- Sean Sullivan and Manish Kumar Singh, Silicon-Compatible Platform for Quantum Applications
The seven were selected after a nationwide process and two-part competition judged by scientists, engineers, and investors.
American startups can find out how to pre-apply for the next cohort here.