MPCA recognizes the success of two Green Chemistry & Engineering Internship grant recipients at the 2018 MN Cup, a free, annual competition that seeks to support and accelerate development of the best breakthrough ideas from across the state.
Competing in the Energy/CleanTech/Water division, these companies and their innovative products rose to the top among the Minnesota Cup’s impressive field of over 600 entries.
- The CD3 boat-cleaning station developed by Connect Ecology (2016 grantee) to protect Minnesota waters from invasive species won the division.
- remooble (2018 grantee) was the first runner-up for their development of non-toxic and effective chemical removers of inks, paints and adhesives.
CD3’s Mark Apfelbacher expressed appreciation of MPCA's support. “In our early stages, the MPCA internship grant helped us pick safer, low-impact materials and coatings for the CD3 boat-cleaning station. Product innovators should really consider applying.”
Started in 2005, the MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country.
We are pleased that the Green Chemistry & Engineering grants can play a small part in growing Minnesota’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.