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Arbiom: Paving a New Path for Plant-Based Protein Products

July 14, 2020

Gone are the days of traditional, animal-based proteins; today, a new wave of plant-based protein prevails.  As the world’s focus on sustainability in the food industry increases, a new alternative protein source is entering the market: protein derived from wood.  … Continued

Connecting the Community to Culture through Black Cotton

July 14, 2020

Julius Tillery is making cotton farming cool.  As a fifth-generation cotton farmer, Julius Tillery wanted to take his family’s farm and turn it into a trendy, sustainable business.  His idea? Growing cotton for the purpose of art and decor.  “We … Continued

Good Solar: Bringing Solar to America One Community at a Time

June 12, 2020

North Carolina prides itself with its significant amount of solar power, coming in second nationally with 5.8 percent of the state’s electricity generated from solar panels. This profitable, clean energy source, used both at a residential and utility scale, holds … Continued

Student Innovation: An Award-winning Idea

May 5, 2020

On February 20th, 2020, seniors Olivia Corriere and Zach Walker found themselves on a stage holding a check for $10,000. It all came out of an innovative idea to allow individuals to offset their carbon footprint created from various purchases, … Continued

How Microgrid Labs is Electrifying Fleets

May 5, 2020

Narayanan Sankar, co-founder and chief operating officer of Microgrid Labs, was one of the panelists at the Clean Tech Summit in February. He spoke about electric vehicles and what Microgrid Labs is doing regarding fleet electrification. Microgrid Labs is a … Continued

The Rise of Energy Storage: Emerging Storage Technologies Track

May 5, 2020

The panel on emerging storage technologies featured specialists in some of the most influential energy companies to date. Three key panelists included Tom Fenimore, Mark Johnson, and Fabio Albano. Tom Fenimore is a Business Development Manager with Distributed Energy Technologies … Continued

The Role of Humanities in Clean Tech

May 5, 2020

The 2020 UNC Clean Tech Summit served a variety of purposes. It was a forum for catalysts of environmental change to: share their ideas, provoke discussion about a sustainable future, and ultimately allow UNC students to gain a better understanding … Continued

Transit Innovation and Career Paths: Meet Jerome Horne

February 19, 2020

Jerome Horne, a Ridership Experience Specialist, will be speaking at the Clean Tech Summit on February 20th on the Future of Bus Rapid Transit is Electric Panel. Mr. Horne has been working at IndyGo, a corporation that manages Indianapolis’s public … Continued