USC Startup Catapower Featured in Trojan Family Magazine
A startup launched by Professor Travis Williams and postdoctoral researcher Zhiyao Lu of the USC Dornsife Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute is featured in How Trash Turns into Treasure in Labs at USC in the Winter 2019 edition of Trojan Family Magazine.
Lu received a patent for a catalyst that converts glycerol into sodium lactate, and he and Williams licensed the technology through USC Stevens. Catapower won the first place, $20,000 prize from USC Stevens in a pitch competition at the USC Innovation Summit in March 2019. The chemistry startup is developing next generation renewable energy and materials.