Amid changing winds from Washington, Energy Transition Symposium to confront new energy realities

Chuck Henry, Chair of Chemistry at Colorado State University, talks about low cost technologies to quantify pollutants in air and water at CSU’s 7th annual Energy Transition Symposium. Oct. 31, 2017. This year’s event has been moved online due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. (©Sonar / Depositphotos)

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Colorado-based M-Cycle aims to upend the energy sector, starting with air conditioning

Colorado-based company M-Cycle asserts their technology can be used in several applications, upending various industries

As summers become more sweltering, homeowners are turning more and more to air conditioning to keep cool. But that cool air comes with a price. According to the Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 6 percent of all electricity produced in the United States, releasing about 117 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. Colorado-based M-Cycle is out to change this trend with a more efficient cooling system — and a principle that its founders say could revolutionize power production by producing energy from just air. The company relies on the Maisotsenko Cycle.