Honeywell Strengthens Safety for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Electric Vehicle Workers

Global electric vehicle (EV) sales have been surging, with 10 million sold in 2022 and 35% predicted growth by the end of this year.[1] Rising EV adoption and increased lithium-ion (li-ion) battery production raise safety concerns. Li-ion batteries that power EVs can lead to dangerous “thermal runaway” incidents causing intense and prolonged electrical fires. Workers assembling batteries face […]

Columbus-based startup uses tech developed in Akron to help prevent electrical grid blackouts

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A Columbus-based tech startup that started in Akron aims to help electric companies better monitor and maintain their distribution systems and has found a partner in North Carolina that’s helping it gain traction nationally. The Columbus company, Exacter, was started with technology from the University of Akron and the University of Akron Research Foundation. It […]

LAND Closes Series A Round ‘Oversubscribed’

The e-Moto manufacturer has raised more than $7 million to date CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cleveland-based electric mobility and battery manufacturer LAND announces the close of a successful Series A round. The electric motorcycle maker exceeded fundraising expectations by more than $1 million in this latest round. The company also closed an oversubscribed seed round. In response to interest from […]

Sustainable Infrastructure Startup necoTECH Garners Global Recognition at WorldFestival

necoTECH has been honored as one of the World’s Top 50 Startups at the WorldFestival event held in Silicon Valley last week. MEDINA, OHIO, UNITED STATES, August 25, 2023/ — necoTECH, a sustainable infrastructure startup, has been honored as one of the World’s Top 50 Startups at the WorldFestival event held in Silicon Valley last […]

Cleveland startup bringing innovative, transformable electric bikes to the market

CLEVELAND — When you think electric vehicles, most people think trucks and cars, but EV consumption isn’t just automobiles. For example, U.S. trade data shows electric bikes outselling electric cars in recent years, says Edward Benjamin, chairman of the Light Electric Vehicle Association. While the EV industry is still finding its footing, Northeast Ohio stands […]


Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,386,682 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for four West Virginia research initiatives. The funding will support critical research into radio interference, the reuse of lithium-ion batteries and global sea level rise, as well as design a curriculum to […]

VTO Announces $3.6 Million to Streamline Commercialization of Clean Transportation Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) today announced $3.6 million in funding, with an industry match of $3.6 million, for six projects selected from the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is administered by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). With this funding, industry and DOE national laboratories […]

Treehouse Secures $10M to Bring EV Chargers Into Homes

The round is led by Montage Ventures and Trucks with participation from Fortune 500 giants, CarMax and Assurant Ventures DETROIT, Aug. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Treehouse, an electrification company that delivers turnkey installations for home EV charging, today announced $10M in funding. The round is led by Montage Ventures and Trucks Venture Capital, with participation from CarMax, Assurant Ventures, Acrew […]

SorbiForce: Creating Sustainable Batteries from Waste Materials

In a world where batteries are predominantly made from rare earth metals like lithium, SorbiForce offers an innovative solution. Instead of relying on limited supplies and contributing to environmental degradation through mining practices, SorbiForce manufactures batteries using waste materials. Imagine a future where the battery in your smartphone or laptop is not made from mined […]

Free RTA micro-transit program will cover last-mile rides to jobs

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is launching a new workforce connector program to expand job opportunities in North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Brookpark, Berea, Middleburg Heights and western Cleveland. Employees and jobseekers who use the 54, 78 or 86 bus lines or who ride the Red Line can be picked up at […]