Published January 5, 2023

Bugs, batteries and blades: For Western New York startups, climate and clean tech is hot

The Buffalo News reports on climate and clean tech companies growing in Western New York, including Atrevida Science, born out of research conducted by University at Buffalo professor John Hall.

According to The Buffalo News, these companies will be on the forefront of helping New York reach its aggressive climate goals, such as reaching 70% renewable electricity generation by 2023 and a 100% zero-emission electricity sector by 2040.

Atrevida Science is developing morphing windmill blades that can adapt to changes in wind. The article states that the company's blades are 6% to 14% more efficient than traditional blades, based on simulations and experiments the team has done in UB's wind tunnel. They can reduce the load, or the force, exerted on a wind turbine by 72%. Atrevida Science CEO Claudia Maldonado says the company has received almost $500,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense and UB.

Read the full article here.