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IC Cohort 6 participant selected as a Breakthrough Energy Fellow
Anca Timofte of Holocene, one of the participants in Cohort 6 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected for the prestigious Breakthrough Energy Fellows global initiative.
Launched by Breakthrough Energy which was founded by Bill Gates of Microsoft fame, the program is designed to support the development of cutting-edge climate technologies. The second cohort consists of 47 Innovator and Business Fellows working on: (1) carbon capture, storage, and sequestration; (2) cement; (3) electrofuels; (4) food and agriculture; (5) hydrogen; (6) long duration storage; and (7) steel projects. The program also includes projects in biofuels, water treatment, HVAC systems, light weighting, and renewables.
“Our second cohort of Breakthrough Energy Fellows represents a group of brilliant, global innovators and climate thought leaders, all sharing a deep-rooted commitment toward finding innovative solutions to solve the climate crisis. These incredible individuals are working every day to introduce novel technologies and disruptive approaches to a variety of industries that will have the power to reimagine our sustainable future,” said Ashley Grosh, Vice President, Breakthrough Energy Fellows. “To succeed, these leaders need a uniquely tailored set of resources, and that’s why we created the Fellows program. We are very excited to welcome this remarkable group into our second cohort and support them as they take on our most pressing clean technology challenges.”
All Fellows were selected through a competitive application process and rigorous technical evaluation and must demonstrate and model an ability to reduce 500 million tons of carbon dioxide per year at scale.