ECO Catalytics, an Angels On Campus mentored company, are winning more awards for their technology and products that originated at UC Davis.
This time they won the Smart Power category prize in the California Cleantech Open Semifinals for the development of a material deposition process that cuts fuel-cell platinum costs by 95%. This prize is awarded to entries dealing with smart grids, and energy control and storage. Previously they won awards in the UC Davis Big Bang Business Plan competition, and gained national recognition in the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge.
This win means they are going to the Global Finals in San Jose in mid November to compete for the $250,000. They are one of the 18 teams nationwide chosen from 163 semifinalists, which in turn were chosen from the original 285 entries.
You can read about the semifinals in this press release.
Congratulations again to the team: John-Paul Farsight (MBA student), Daniel Misicak (Electrochemistry Post Doc), Anthony Santamaria (Ph.D. mechanical engineering candidate, PEM fuel cells), and Tomas Sudnius (MBA student).