Dartmouth Engineering Professor's Company Wins GE's Ecomagination Challenge
November 16, 2010
CONTACT: Catharine Lamm
GE announced today that IceCode LLC, founded by Professor Victor Petrenko, is one of five innovation award winners of its "Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid." The Challenge, launched in July, asked for ideas that could contribute to creating a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid and is part of GE's commitment to global energy transformation through open collaboration.
IceCode was cited as a winner for its "technology that instantly de-ices wind turbine blades so they never slow or shut down":
IceCode: Wind Turbine Blade Anti-Icing and De-Icing, West Lebanon, NH—Seeking to break one of nature's strongest bonds, IceCode's technology removes ice by using high-power pulses to apply heat from the inside out. Employing this technology for wind turbines substantially reduces the amount of energy used for de-icing and eliminates downtime for ice removal and inspection. Developed in collaboration with Dartmouth College.