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Energy generation is hugely important to sustainable development in today's economy, but power production must also be made cleaner, cheaper, safer, and more reliable. Resolution Fellows are working on renewable energy and distrubuted generation models at the cutting edge of the energy future.

Energy generation is hugely important to sustainable development in today's economy, but power production must also be made cleaner, cheaper, safer, and more reliable. Resolution Fellows are working on renewable energy and distrubuted generation models at the cutting edge of the energy future.

Sulav Urja

Raunak Thakur is the founder of Sulav Urja, a social venture bringing biogas to rural households in Nepal. Through her venture, Raunak will provide households in rural Nepal with a biogas digester to help generate biofuel from organic household waste. Sulav Urja will reduce the harmful effects associated with indoor burning of firewood, reduce deforestation, and economically empower the households living in this village.

Green Light

Thomas Uhler aims to combat the negative effects of climate change by creating and distributing bioluminescent plants that produce light naturally with no carbon emissions. His for-profit venture, Green Light, will use these plants to reduce utility bills and provide new and eco-friendly lighting in "off the grid" locations.

Thomas Uhler

Thomas Uhler, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas is studying in the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management program and pursuing two degrees, one in molecular biology and one in business. Scientific research is a passion for Thomas, demonstrated by his years of work in University of Michigan laboratories. Thomas has always held a fascination for the role of DNA in shaping our world, as well as an interest in the broad scope of genetics and biochemistry.

Smart Socket Systems

This engineering student has devised a distributed electric metering and management system through plug-in devices for individual homes.  These plugs provide customers the appliance-by-appliance real-time information to reduce their energy costs by shifting their usage to off-peak times, powered by a mobile app.  These devices would reduce the load on the grid, flatten the demand curve, save families money, and build resilience into a power system that would also eventually be less often forced to turn on additional (potentially environmentally-damaging) power plants at peak times. 

USolar

Sam is a PhD student at Columbia University who wants solar to have a future and a community of supporters during his lifetime. He takes the long view on this problem, and has designed an educational program to bring solar awareness into classrooms in the Miami-Dade area. Sam and his team lead hands-on demonstrations involving cheap, safe "at-home" solar module assemblies, helping the students to build their own small solar panel. Students would then show other students in a new classroom this new skill, ensuring that they not only learned, but internalized well enough to teach.

Samuel Peurifoy

Sam Peurifoy is currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics with emphases in organic synthesis and statistical analysis (University of Miami '16). He participates in synthetic organic chemistry research and intends to pursue a doctorate upon completion of his undergraduate studies. He was a recipient of an NSF REU Fellowship in 2014 and was a recipient of a RISE-DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in 2015.

Energant

Jacqueline’s team is developing a product to reduce indoor air pollution and provide electricity through a cheap, scalable platform for families in the developing world.  She also aims to increase the efficiency of cooking fires, consequently decreasing the amount of fuel used, the carbon footprint, and air pollution.

HIMATEK Mengabdi

William and his team will be building five biogas reactors and repairing three existing ones to provide a sustainable source of energy and fertilizer to local dairy farmers in the Ciporeat Town region in Indonesia.  The reactors will be maintained by a community trust, and the economic opportunities generated by this new infrastructure will generate micro finance channels to the farmers so they can enhance and improve their farms, as well as a pasteurization plant and jobs within the region maintaining and fueling these reactors. 

William Hartono

William Hartono is currently a Chemical Engineering student in Institut Teknologi Bandung. He received the Djarum Foundation scholarship, one of the most reputable scholarship program in Indonesia.

Green Garbage

Resolution Fellow Carlos Garcia has brought together over twenty students to work on his Venture, Clorofila, or ‘Green Garbage’, creating awareness of recycling in Venezuela.

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