Aesop Technologies - Norfolk, VA (USA)
Member: Nisha Witt
Aesop Technologies is a solar technology startup that provides products with convenience,
while promoting a healthier, cleaner environment. Aesop Nucleus, the company’s latest project, is a two-foot diameter solar concentrated dish that caters to residents and businesses that want to save money, time and energy. Regardless of the location, weather or terrain, Aesop Nucleus is the perfect alternative, compared to photovoltaic systems, that can provide maximum power at minimum costs.
BFH Corp (Bitcrude) - Calgary, AB (CAN)
Members: Cal Broder, Trish Gibson, Cathy Ward, Lisa Mueller
BitCrude™ is a new way to process, transport, store and profit from Alberta’s crude oil. This patent pending method of processing Alberta’s liquid crude oil (Western Canadian Select), turns it into the world’s only solid crude oil. It can be packaged and transported to global markets using existing worldwide infrastructure. The modified refining process produces value added products such as gasoline and diesel, only now with a much lower capital structure.
Invisible Predictions - Calgary, AB (CAN) Members: Hamid Shaker, Hamidreza Zareipour, David Wood
Invisible Predictions is a cloud-based web platform. It provides real-time estimation and prediction of electricity generation from behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic systems for a neighbourhood to the national grid level. It is intended for power system operators, and generation and distribution companies with considerable solar photovoltaic capacity. The information is critical to tackle the challenges associated with significant growth of unmonitored solar photovoltaic systems in power systems.
Microbially Enhanced Thermally Engineered Oil Recovery - Calgary, AB (CAN)
Members: Casey Hubert, Milovan Fustic
METEOR BioTech develops technology and services for lowering greenhouse gas emissions intensity and increasing productivity from heavy oil and oil sands reservoirs. METEOR BioTech’s technology and expertise in reservoir characterization, petroleum geochemistry, field development and petroleum microbiology provides novel greener solutions for challenging reservoirs. This technology offers reductions to production cost, water consumption and steam-to-oil-ratio. METEOR is logical, scientific, easy to deploy, and a safe and cost effective solution for heavy oil developers dedicated to efficiency and
SMACK Energy Forecasting - Calgary, AB (CAN)
Members: Shane Fast, Charles Bird, Kyle MacInnis
SMACK Energy Forecasting, founded by five Engineering students, is a fast, accurate and robust wind power forecasting system. The system is designed from the ground up using the best technology available. Best-in-class advanced predictive algorithms are used to get the most accuracy using a large amount of data. The result delivers up-to-the-minute customized
predictions to utility companies and system operators who will find it invaluable towards grid reliability, system planning and risk mitigation.
Solar Biocells - Calgary, AB (CAN)
Members: Christine Sharp, Marc Strous
Solar Biocells has radically rethought biomass production, leading to an entirely new concept for the production of climate neutral fuels. Low costs and the simple nature of the process makes it possible to first produce an educational package targeting elementary schools. This enables students to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and produce biomass, while allowing Solar Biocells to demonstrate the value of the product to the world in a transparent way and ideally positioning it to move into industrial markets.