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First-Hasan-Floudas Team to Compete in Future Energy

A research innovation for cost-effective carbon capture technology, developed by fourth-year Ph.D. student Eric First, Postdoctoral Associate Faruque Hasan, and Professor Christodoulos Floudas, has been selected as a finalist in the Future Energy competition, from over 100 qualified applicants. Future Energy is an energy and clean technology pitch event focused on the development and commercialization of radical solutions to the world's energy challenges.  The First-Hasan-Floudas invention, which can selectively separate carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, will be one of eight projects presented to a panel of energy-focused venture capital and strategic investors on June 13 in New York.  As previously reported, the team placed second at Princeton’s 8th Annual Innovation Forum in March, sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.