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Holland Startup, Jolt, Wins $100K in International Competition

Guarr Award

Funding will help continue research on renewable, organic, energy storage.

MSU BI at SynBioBeta, Oct. 1-3

Syn Bio Beta Conference

Visit us at booth 117!

MSU BI at the Specialty & Argo Chemicals America, Sept. 5-7

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Visit us at booth 407!

MSU’s Bioeconomy Institute Research Leads To Organic Batteries

Tom Guarr

WKAR interviews Tom Guarr on his research in the Organic Energy Storage Lab at MSU Bioeconomy Institute.

The MSU Bioeconomy team is headed to Bio World Congress

Bio World Congress Conference

Be sure to stop by booth #135.

Tom Guarr Selected for DOE Chain Reactions Innovations Program

Tom Guarr in lab

Will spend the next year at Argonne National Lab.

MSU BI at InformEx April 23-27

Visit us at booth 405!

MSU’s Redox Flow Battery Can Store Sun, Wind Energy

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Finding more efficient ways to harness and store renewable energy is the goal of the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Michigan. Spartan researchers are creating a cheaper and more durable version of a redox flow battery, which can store energy from the sun and wind. Currently in the prototypephase, the device could one day open the door to large-scale operations…

Student View: Working Toward a Sustainable Future

Korey Cook

Korey Cook will be a first-year student at the College of Engineering in the mechanical engineering master’s program. During my senior year at Hope College studying mechanical engineering, I was trying to decide what I wanted to use my degree for and I found the renewable energy industry aligned well with my interests. In my quest to have an impact on renewable…

Jolt – Innovation in Action

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Jolt Energy Storage Technologies is a start-up company founded by Tom Guarr, the Director of R & D at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland and business partner, Jack Johnson. Guarr also conducts original research in chemistry fields such as organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry and spectroscopy at the Organic Energy Storage Lab housed at MSU BI in Holland.