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WARF Advances in Clean Tech | January 2024

Top licensing prospects from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Improved Quinone-Based Compounds for Electrochemical Cells
UW-Madison chemists developed quinone-based redox mediators that are water soluble and stable in aqueous acid solutions. They can be used in fuel cells or flow batteries.
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Improved Fuel Cell with Flow-Based Anode and Cathode
The catalyst is removed from the electrode in these fuel cells, enabling cheaper and/or more flexible systems.
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Composite Electrode for Aqueous Rechargeable Zinc Ion Batteries
This layered vanadium oxide nanowire/graphene composite is a promising cathode material for aqueous rechargeable zinc ion batteries, which hold potential for large-scale energy storage systems.
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Bearing-Less Electrostatic Flywheel
The bearing-less flywheel exchanges energy with a rotating flywheel using a regenerative controller via a rotating electrostatic field and also suspends the flywheel with an electrostatic field to provide a compact robust mechanism for energy storage.
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Detecting Arsenic (III) Ions in Water Using Nanostructured Colloidal Metals
This electrochemical method can be used to detect arsenic contamination of water intended for human and animal consumption.
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Gene Duplications For Crabtree-Warburg-Like Aerobic Xylose Fermentation
UW-Madison researchers have developed an engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain capable of efficient fermentation of xylose to ethanol.
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