New Houston energy tech showroom, a deadline not to forget, and more to know this week
Editor's note: It's a new week — start it strong with three quick things to catch up on in Houston's energy transition: looking back on top news from 2023, a deadline not to miss, and more.
New Baker Hughes Technology Showcase
The Baker Hughes Technology Showcase exists permanently at the company's Western Hemisphere Education Center in Tomball just outside of Houston to display the company's technologies.
There are more than 30 physical displays — some scaled down and 3D printed while others are exact replicas of the technology out in the field. In addition to these tangible pieces, hundreds are available to peruse on the touch-screen displays.
While there's the full technology spectrum represented, there's a particular focus on clean energy technologies — ones that aren't just future facing but are actually being used in the field today. Read more about the new showcase.
Upcoming deadline: The DOE's EnergyTech University Prize
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship will host the regional qualifier for a Department of Energy-backed student competition, and the application deadline to participate is coming up.
The DOE's EnergyTech University Prize, or EnergyTech UP, a virtual regional qualifier hosted by the Rice Alliance will take place in February, and applications for students and faculty are now open. A $400,000 collegiate competition, the program challenges student teams to develop a business plan based off of National Laboratory-developed or other emerging energy technology.
The application deadline is February 1 for students. This year there's a new track for faculty that has a prize of $100,000 on the line. Faculty have until January 5 to apply. Learn more.
The year in review
All month long, EnergyCapital has been looking back at 2023 — specifically the second half of it, seeing as EC's launch was this summer — to see what articles were the most read by subscribers. Here are all of these roundups:
- Who's who: These were the top 5 Houston energy transition interviews of 2023
- Top 5 nonprofit energy transition news stories in 2023
- Movers and shakers: Top executive moves in Houston energy transition of 2023
- From carbon studies to hydrogen solutions, here's what Houston energy research news trended in 2023
- Big deals: Most trending M&A, transaction news from Houston's energy transition in 2023
- Looking back: 5 most-read Houston solar energy stories of 2023
- Here are this year's most-read guest columns from Houston energy experts