To Cut Industrial Carbon Emissions, Things Have To Get Super Slippery

FAST COMPANY - Power plants are the biggest source of carbon emissions, so even relatively small bumps in their efficiency can have significant impacts in addressing climate change. Take, for instance, the industrial coating developed by Dropwise Technologies. It's applied to one specific part of a plant. Yet it has the potential pollution-reducing benefits of thousands of solar panels and wind turbines.

MassCEC Announces 13 Clean Energy Innovation Awards

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced $1.2 million in funding for 13 projects across the Commonwealth under a pair of programs aimed at promoting clean energy innovation in Massachusetts.

“Massachusetts is a hub for clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship and Massachusetts is home to at $10 billion clean energy industry that employs more than 80,000 workers,” said Barton. “These grants will help emerging companies and researchers hone the game-changing technologies that will tackle our energy challenges and create local jobs.”

Water-Repellent Coating Could Make Power Plants Greener

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW - Applying a novel coating to part of the machinery in power plants could significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Applying it at just one coal plant would reduce yearly emissions as much as taking 4,000 cars off the road, says Kripa Varanasi, a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT who helped develop the new coating, which is being commercialized by a startup called DropWise.

Meet the startup winners of the 2014 MassChallenge class

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL - Boston-based startup accelerator program MassChallenge awarded $1.75 million to 16 startups at its annual startup awards ceremony Wednesday evening. Several other startups were awarded additional funds as part of the program's sidecar prizes.