In The News

2019 Cohort Update #1

November 21, 2019

We will be posting news about the companies in our program, mentors, and tours provided over the course of our Accelerator curriculum.

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ACRE highlighted in 2019 Michigan Ag magazine.

April 05, 2019

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development published their 2019 magazine featuring ACRE Agtech, "Ideas for Innovation" on page 28.

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Grand Angels President Joins ACRE AgTech Board of Directors

February 15, 2018

Venture capital investments can be risky, and selecting high potential startups takes skill. It is this skill set that Tim Parker will bring to ACRE AgTech as the newest member of their board of directors. ACRE AgTech is an entrepreneurial support organization that specializes in ag-technologies that can increase efficiencies in agricultural processes and reduce environmental impacts.

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Synergy Power: New Sources of Alternative Energy

December 12, 2017

Emil Ureel, President of Synergy Power, thought long and hard before he took the big step of quitting his secure job, taking a chance and committing himself full-time to the invention he had been working on for five years.

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How building an outdoor ice rink led to a new way to produce cheap, clean power

September 21, 2017

So many innovative ideas begin with inventors observing simple events. Take Newton’s falling apple, for example, or Archimedes’ overflowing bathtub. For Emil Ureel of West Michigan, it was building an ice rink in his backyard — or rather designing a refrigeration system to keep it from melting.

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Synergy Power LLC creates zero emissions system

September 03, 2017

The company, Synergy Power LLC, has created a device about the size of a kitchen table known as the Synergine that provides a zero emissions energy production system that puts large wind farms and expansive solar energy systems in the rearview mirror.

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Energy startup wins grant to power up

September 01, 2017

A startup that’s developing a water-based residential alternative energy system has won a grant to move its product to the next phase. Holland-based Synergy Power received the $10,000 business accelerator fund, or BAF, grant via Lakeshore Advantage's SURGE program.

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Holland Firm Lands Grant for Energy Project

August 30, 2017

A Lakeshore-based startup company has received a grant that officials say will help accelerate development of alternative energy for household use.

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Extracting drinking water from manure?

June 15, 2017

ACRE AgTech, formerly the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator located in Ottawa County, has added Digested Organics LLC to their growing client list. Digested Organics, an Ann Arbor based company founded in 2013, specializes in organic waste management, alternative energy, and water reclamation solutions.

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Michigan company's system extracts drinking water from poop

June 13, 2017

This story isn't a load of crap. But if it was, this Michigan company could put it to good use. Digested Organics, an Ann Arbor based company specializing in sustainable waste management and alternative energy, has created a system that allows clients to convert manure into clean water for farm use and surface water discharge.

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