Electrion is a startup founded by four Ohio State engineering students who want to create a zero-emission option for portable power. Anita Nti, CEO of Electrion, says that while portable power isn’t a new concept, the company wants to make it convenient and affordable for people looking for a zero-emission option for their portable power.
Hot dogs, alcohol, corn hole and gas-powered generators are all staples of game-day tailgates, but a group of Ohio State students are looking to replace the emission-producing machines with a cleaner, more sustainable option. Electrion is a sustainability-focused startup aimed at replacing gas-powered generators with portable batteries.
Three Ghanaian undergraduate engineering students at Ohio State University are developing a sustainable alternative to portable power generators, something that promises to help cut emissions significantly. The students while attending a Buckeye football game realized the emissions that were taking place with the use of heavy gas generators as a portable power source and felt the need to find an alternate power supply solution.
Football season in America is almost like a religious pastime. Here in Louisiana, we have our Tigers on Saturday, Saint’s on Sunday rituals, and tailgating is very, very popular. However, it’s also a major source of emissions since many game-goers often use portable gas generators while tailgating. In Ohio, a group of students picked up on this and saw a solution to a problem.
Four entrepreneurial Ohio State students developed a battery pack, delivery system and related phone app to replace emissions-heavy gas generators as a portable power source — and they’ve attracted investors to make the project a viable business. But what really gets them charged? Ask them why they want to show their invention to children in local school districts.