Blue Sphere Industries, Inc. advances to semi-finals in Cleantech Open Business Competition

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July 2011: Blue Sphere Industries, which was incorporated in January 2011 by Clarkson students Daegan Gonyer, Sean Bonnell and Sean Jones to advance the CEHRF concept, was selected as a semifinalist in the 2011 Cleantech Open. The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today’s most [...]

Pilot CEHRF construction underway

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September 2010: Students, faculty and staff contributed during a recent workday to raise the walls of the pilot CEHRF greenhouse facility on Clarkson’s campus. The facility was funded through an EPA P3 grant and will be used to further develop the technologies needed for cold region CEHRF facilities in cold climates.

Microgreens grown in pilot CEHRF for graduation dinner

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May 2011: Radish, lettuce and other microgreens were successfully grown in the pilot CEHRF for use by Clarkson Chef Kyle for the sit down dinner for more than 150 dignitaries and awardees during the May 2011 Clarkson graduation activities. The dinner featured many local foods from the Northern New York region.

Gonyer receives Entrepreneurship Award from Clarkson University

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July 2011: At its first annual Entrepreneur Recognition Dinner, Clarkson University honored Daegan Gonyer with the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award. The award is given to a student, faculty, staff member, office or organization at Clarkson that demonstrates a deep commitment to the Clarkson community and in addition demonstrates the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. A [...]

CEHRF developers win award in business plan competition

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June 2011: Clarkson University graduate students Daegan Gonyer and Sean Bonnell recently won a $5,000, second-place prize in the Cleantech/Sustainability Track of the New Energy New York (NENY) 2011 New York Business Plan Competition in Albany, N.Y. Their business plan for the “Controlled Environment High-rise Farm” showed the economic feasibility and environmental benefits of developing [...]