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HOUSTON, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ohio State Energy Partners announced the winners of the Smart Campus Challenge, a competition aimed at fostering innovation and sustainability at The Ohio State University (Ohio State). Sponsored by ENGIE North America (ENGIE), the event showcased eight teams comprising 29 participants, who presented their projects in a format reminiscent of ‘Shark Tank’ to a panel of judges.

The winning project, Utensils To-Go, aims to end the use of plastic utensils on campus. Utensils To-Go team members Hanshu Kotta, Jashnavi Bommana, Shreya Sree Morishetty and Dhaarini Prasad Sudha earned $60,000 in project funding and a trip to Paris in the summer of 2024. Partnering with a leading reusable packaging company, Utensils To-Go will introduce sustainable alternatives to plastic utensils, thus contributing to the university’s goal of diverting 90 percent of waste away from landfills.

“The Smart Campus Challenge provides a platform for students to showcase their creativity and address pressing environmental challenges facing our communities,” said Sarah Buckingham, data analyst from ENGIE. “This competition not only fosters creativity and ingenuity but also encourages students to address pressing issues while improving sustainability on Ohio State’s campus.”

In addition to the Utensils To-Go project, Team Mycoremediation secured second place with their innovative approach to waste management using fungal degradation. This project, awarded $20,000 in project funding, seeks to establish mycoremediation as an effective and eco-friendly solution to waste problems in urban settings. Meanwhile, the Ohio State Uniform Campus Recycling Initiative clinched third place, focusing on enhancing waste management practices both on and off-campus.

Ohio State Energy Partners is a partnership between ENGIE North America and Axium Infrastructure, which has a concession with Ohio State to own and operate the campus energy infrastructure. Committed to promoting innovation, OSEP contributes $810,000 annually to support academic collaboration efforts at Ohio State. The Smart Campus Challenge originated from OSEP’s commitment to utilizing collaboration resources while promoting sustainability initiatives at the university. The inaugural Smart Campus Challenge in 2019 led to the establishment of the Ohio State Food Recovery Network, highlighting the event’s significant impact on campus sustainability efforts. OSEP remains committed to driving positive change and fostering a positive culture at the University.


About ENGIE North America

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 97,000 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more). For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

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ENGIE North America

BKV and ENGIE will collaborate on the sale and purchase of natural gas and associated Carbon Sequestered Credits, a new measured, third-party verified, carbon sequestered product. This innovative arrangement brings together two industry leaders dedicated to addressing climate change.  

BKV will deliver ENGIE physical natural gas, as well as an equivalent amount of gas tokens that represent the environmental attributes associated with both responsibly sourced gas (RSG) production and capturing carbon dioxide from the gas stream and injecting it into a permitted facility owned by BKV. The CO2 sequestration project underpinning this transaction is BKV’s Barnett Zero project, located in Bridgeport, Texas. The CO2 capture and sequestration will be third-party certified.  

We are proud to work with BKV in its development of innovative, differentiated gas products that are key to ensuring the role that natural gas can play as part of the energy transition. This transaction is representative of our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the environmental impact of its activities. Additionally, Carbon-Sequestered Gas represents an opportunity for end-users to purchase measured and verified differentiated natural gas that is certified and registered using blockchain technology. We believe this level of transparency and trust is critical for the energy transition.  

To see the full press release, go to >> https://bkv.com/news/bkv-engie-press-release-carbon-sequestered-gas

HOUSTON – Rhythm Energy, Inc. (“Rhythm”) a leading green energy technology company in the residential electricity space, is pleased to announce that it has secured a working capital facility from ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc. (“ENGIE”), an affiliate of ENGIE North America Inc., a leader in the Net Zero energy transition.  This collaboration will accelerate Rhythm’s mission to provide 100% renewable energy solutions to its customers across the country.

By offering innovative products, services and digital experiences, Rhythm is at the forefront of making the future of energy easy and cost-effective for residential customers.  Rhythm’s commitment to clean energy is strategically aligned with ENGIE’s vision of creating efficient, long-term, carbon-reducing solutions that support customers through their renewable and low-carbon energy transition.

“We are thrilled to have ENGIE’s support as we continue our rapid growth, and market leadership towards a net-zero emissions future,” said PJ Popovic, CEO at Rhythm. “With electricity demand rising and constantly evolving in the context of the energy transition, there is an increasing need for innovative, consumer-focused solutions.”

The ENGIE facility will allow us to focus on continued development of our next-generation energy platform, which is already enjoyed by a rapidly growing number of customers.  We will deliver unique, modern energy products, promote sustainable use through data and automation, and lead the energy transition,” said PJ Popovic.

“We are delighted to support Rhythm’s mission to promote renewable energy in the residential electricity sector,” said Ken Robinson, President at ENGIE. “Rhythm’s strong track record of technology leadership and innovative approach in the renewable energy space make them an ideal partner as we collectively work towards accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world.”




About Rhythm

Rhythm is empowering a greener future by offering 100% renewable energy plans across the nation. Founded in February 2020, Rhythm is already one of the highest-rated and fastest-growing energy providers in Texas. An award-winning company that’s truly centered around the customer and their experience, Rhythm is spreading good energy, one electricity plan at a time. Learn more at www.GotRhythm.com.


About ENGIE S.A.

ENGIE S.A. is a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. With its 96,000 employees, its customers, partners and stakeholders, the Group is committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by its purpose (“raison d’être”), ENGIE reconciles economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers. ENGIE S.A. (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges.

In North America, ENGIE companies have delivered integrated, innovative energy solutions to public and private organizations for nearly half a century. We employ approximately 3,000 people focused on enabling our customers to become more sustainable and achieve their decarbonization targets through expert project delivery and competitive solutions. For more information on ENGIE in North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.


Media Contacts: 

Rhythm Energy: JP Campione, press@gotrhythm.com

ENGIE North America:  Michael Clingan, michael.clingan@external.engie.com, (832) 745-6057