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Seated are Michelle Buchanan, ORNL deputy for science and technology; Alex Lewis, CEO of Electro-Active Technologies; and Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee Research Foundation president, who signed the licensing agreement for two ORNL microbial electrolysis technologies. Standing, from left, are Mike Paulus and Jennifer Caldwell of ORNL; Abhijeet Borole of Electro-Active Technologies; Maha Krishnamurthy of UTRF; and Edna Gergel and Brian Davison of ORNL. Credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Labor

Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2019—Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery…

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Megan O’Connor provides midpoint update on Nth Cycle Technologies

Megan O’Connor, one of three Co-Founders of Nth Cycle Technologies, is “all-in” on…

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Shane McMahon provides midpoint update on Lux Semiconductors

Lux Semiconductors, led by Co-Founders Shane McMahon and Graeme Housser, is focused on…

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