Energy Security Prize

The 2015 Energy Security Prize Semifinalists

These four semifinalists have been selected by expert judges as companies with technologies that can improve America’s energy security by reducing our nation’s dependence on oil.

The winners will be announced in Charleston, S.C. on Friday, July 31. The grand prize winner will receive $125,000, with the first-runner up receiving $35,000 and the second-runner up $15,000.


FreeWire Technologies’ Mobi electric vehicle (EV) charger helps eliminate the "charge rage" facing areas with high EV adoption and insufficient charging capacity.

Momentum Dynamics’ high-power wireless charging system delivers energy to electric vehicles via induction ten times faster than plug-in chargers and can help accelerate consumer EV adoption.

Peloton Technology’s wireless communications system and cloud-based management links sensors and braking between pairs of trucks to provide dramatic aerodynamic fuel savings and increased safety.

SeaChange Group’s patented Eco-Hybrid fuel uses glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production, to reduce emissions in diesel engines and costs for maritime vessels and off-road equipment.


This year’s semifinalists cover a wide range of transportation technologies, from electric vehicle charging to affordable, clean diesel fuel and intelligent and efficient trucking. The winners of the 2015 Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony on July 31, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The winning company will receive an award of $125,000, with second place receiving $35,000 and third place receiving $15,000.

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The SAFE Energy Security Prize is designed to support the critical efforts of companies whose ingenuity, leadership, and perseverance are poised to advance American energy security by helping to end the United States’ dependence on oil.

This year’s Prize is powered by The InterTech Group and is awarded in memory of the company’s Founder, President and CEO, Jerry Zucker. Mr. Zucker was first and foremost an inventor and scientist, driven by a life-long passion to create technologies that could revolutionize the world and improve the health of our country. As a prominent businessman, Mr. Zucker worked tirelessly not only to discover these technologies but to bring them to market quickly and efficiently. Mr. Zucker was passionate about the significant advancements technology could make in reducing America’s dependence on oil and thus strengthening our country’s economic and national security.

CNBC and Clemson University are official partners of the SAFE Energy Security Prize. 

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