M-WERC's size and scope continuing to expand
The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is pleased to continue expanding its scope by welcoming seven new members. M-WERC continues to rapidly expand its charter, membership, and geographic scope with the addition of Advanced Ionics, Argonne National Laboratory, ClearFlame Engines, Cyber Powered Home, Deeplight Systems, Premise Inc., and Radiant Panel Technologies.
“It has been an exciting year for M-WERC and we are pleased to welcome and introduce our latest members to the team of 95-plus members, partners, and supporters,” said Alan Perlstein, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of M-WERC. “All of the new members are strongly aligned with M-WERC’s goals and we look forward to our partnerships as we implement our new three-year strategic vision.”
New members include:
Based in Westmont, Ill., Advanced Ionics is a Midwest-based company developing new electrochemical energy technologies. These will enhance our country’s economy and security while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced Ionics is currently focused on a product for very low cost hydrogen production using electrolysis.
Argonne National Laboratory
Located in Lemont, Ill., Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since Argonne was born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, their goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.
Based in Woodridge, Ill., ClearFlame Engines is commercializing a Stanford technology that enables alternative fuels to be utilized in a high-efficiency and low emission Diesel engine configuration, enabling a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions without loss of performance. This technology easily integrates into existing engine designs, and has the ability to displace Diesel-fueled technologies by providing a cleaner and lower cost solution, especially in applications/geographies where electrification is more challenging.
Located in St. Louis, CyberPowered Home has developed a patent pending smart breaker box solution that benefits both homeowners and utilities by automatically sensing, interpreting, and acting on electrical use information. Homeowners can save an estimated 23 percent on energy bills while enjoying a more responsive and convenient smart home. Utilities can also benefit from demand smoothing, event response, and prediction to significantly streamline their operational costs and complexity.
Based in Milwaukee, Deeplight Systems is a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations with proactive cyber vigilance within their internet of things. With a user-friendly approach, Deeplight Systems’ SaaS tool empowers its users with the ability to discover the root cause of connected device vulnerabilities and understand which solutions they need to prevent their exploitation. Delivering confidence, reputation, and peace of mind.
Based in Minneapolis, Premise Inc. provides construction management and field personnel with experience to deliver your projects on time and on budget. Teamwork, communication, and technical expertise are fundamental to their company vision. During the life cycle of every project Premise Inc. provides the customer milestone schedules, daily production updates, safety and quality programs, and a project closeout package.
Radiant Panel Technologies
Located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Radiant Panel Technologies (RPT) markets new and proprietary radiant panel products and adapts them to applications in the North American market. These panelized heating products may be integrated into a variety of product applications. All RPT Graphene products have a common invention and production connections that consist of proprietary Graphene conduction ink that is then bonded to a variety of surfaces for myriad applications.