NRG’s Aquagga Wins 2020 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

The 2020 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, named Aquagga, co-founded by Brian Pinkard of UW Mechanical Engineering (ME) Novosselov Research Group and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), as $15,000 Alaska Airlines Grand Prize winners, extending the ME department’s and specially the Novosselov Research Group streak to two years in a row.

In a competition that was held completely virtually and included a strong showing from ME with four teams named as finalists, Aquagga’s patented technology for destroying toxic and hard-to-treat PFAS chemicals wowed judges and earned them both the grand prize and the $1,000 UW Grand Challenges Impact Lab domestic prize.

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