Seven new innovators have been announced as participants in Cohort 6 of “Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI),” the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory.
The seven – three solopreneurs and two with dual team members who collectively comprise five clean energy start-ups – will join the two-year program starting this June. It is a sibling of the “Innovation Crossroads” program operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The newly selected innovators and their start-ups are:
- Ryan Hackler and Robert Kennedy, Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste to Higher Value Lubricants;
- Christopher Nicholas, Bio-Based Acrylics from Lactic Acid at Cost-Parity to Petrochemicals;
- Joanne Rodriguez, Micoremediation of Waste into New Materials;
- Michelle Ruiz, Valorization of Wastewater for Production of Nutritious Food; and
- Sean Sullivan and Manish Kumar Singh, Silicon-Compatible Platform for Quantum Applications.