Ethan Novek


Ethan Novek is a multiple award winning Chemist and is the sole inventor of over 16 granted utility patents in the clean tech industry. He has developed 9 new platform technologies in gas separation, heat transfer, refrigeration cycles, tidal power, electricity storage, calcium oxide & cement production, and CO2 conversion.

Ethan founded Innovator Energy in 2016 to develop and commercialize his patented inventions. Innovator Energy has a lab and office at Princeton University’s Princeton Innovation Center.

Key Awards:

  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy (2018)
  • Crain’s 20 Under 20 (2017)
  • Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist and Top 10 Winner (2017)
  • Carbon XPRIZE SemiFinalist (2016)
  • Inventor of the Year – Houston Intellectual Property Law Association – 2019
  • Katerva Award – Grand Category Winner – 2019

Speaking Engagements:

  • Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering Keynote Speaker 2017
  • Princeton University Environmental Technology Startup Panelist 2016
  • GreenBiz 2016
  • Baker Hughes Annual Meeting – Main Stage Panelist – The New Face of Energy – 2019
  • Mission Magazine – Fisher Stevens and Ethan Novek on Solving Climate Change – 2019




My Mission Is… Fisher Stevens and Ethan Novek on Solving Climate Change
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Baker Hughes Annual Meeting 2019 (Florence, Italy) – The New Face of Energy
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Katerva Award 2019 Grand Category Winner
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Ethan Novek wants to capture carbon and clean up fossil fuels
CNN | February 1, 2018
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The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change
Quartz | December 8, 2017
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Forbes honors 15 Yalies
Forbes 30 under 30

Yale Daily News | December 6, 2017
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Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.
Quartz | December 4, 2017
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Innovator energy leaves carbon xprize to focus resources on proprietary CO₂ capture technology, CO₂ EVOLUTION
October 2017
How a Teen’s Day at the Beach Turned Into a Climate Breakthrough
National Geographic | June 30, 2017
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Dividing time between high school and lab, student finds methods for carbon capture and advances in xprize
Yale Science & Engineering News | October 17, 2016
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