Two UMN Startups Included in Minnesota Energy Alley

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University of Minnesota startups Carba and Aza Power Systems are included in a new initiative, Minnesota Energy Alley, which will provide $850,000 in seed funding for 10 projects facilitated by six startups focused on clean energy. Carba, which won first place in last year’s MN Cup startup competition, is developing technology for permanent carbon removal, and Aza Power Systems creates ammonia-powered, carbon-free combustion engines.

Funded by a $3 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Energy Alley is a partnership between Clean Energy Economy Minnesota and clean-energy startup accelerator Grid Catalyst.