Electro-Active Technologies licenses biorefinery innovations jointly patented by ORNL and UTRF

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry… Read More

UTRF Takes UT Prototype to Market to Help Hospitals Cut Costs on IV Drug Use

The story of the TEL BOXX: a partnership between UT and UTRF to address a relevant need, prepare a product for market, and create positive impact.  As hospitals across the country see an increase in patients addicted to heroin and other injectable opioids, they’re also facing new treatment challenges: patients with a history of intravenous… Read More

Genera Secures Investment for Sustainable Packaging and Fiber Products Made From Grass

Tennessee-based company closes financing for its first Earthable® fiber products manufacturing facility VONORE, Tenn. – July 17, 2019 – Genera announced today it has secured more than $118 million in new investment for its first manufacturing facility to produce its Earthable® line of sustainable agricultural fiber products. Genera will use locally grown grasses and other… Read More