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Solar Fridges and Low-Sulfur Jet Fuels: Live From MIT’s Energy Prize via @greentechmedia

Solar Fridges and Low-Sulfur Jet Fuels: Live From MIT’s Energy Prize via @greentechmedia

Forget the Oscars. For student entrepreneurs, the MIT Clean Energy Prize is the most watched show in town -- literally. This year, MIT broadcast the competition’s proceedings to viewing sites worldwide. The student-run competition awards a $200,000 grand prize to the premier greentech business plan nationwide. Previous winners include FloDesign (2008), FastCap (2009) and C3Nano (2010). Since its inception, MIT Clean Energy Prize participants have gone on to raise more than $88 million. Eighty teams from more than 50 universities participated in this year’s contest. The following five teams were selected finalists. Next week, one will be judged the grand prize winner. Ubiquitous Energy A renewable energy startup, Ubiquitous Energy hopes to commercialize organic solar cells that can be deposited on paper, textile and other surfaces. “We transform any surface into a renewable...

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