KLAW Industries and the Koffman Receive $125,000 Award from DOE
KLAW Industries and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator recently won the $125,000 top prize at the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) Prize Pitch Competition. Companies from across the country competed for the prize offered by the Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
KLAW Industries was co-founded by Binghamton locals Jacob Kumpon and Jack Lamuraglia, who developed PantheonTM, a high-performance, low-carbon concrete powder made from recycled glass. They stood out from the rest of the competition thanks to their strong partnership with the City of Binghamton, where they have been installing stronger and more sustainable sidewalks since 2022. The prize money will allow KLAW Industries to expand their production facility and hire more employees.
“KLAW has been leading the development of an advanced carbon-neutral concrete for sustainable construction,” said Mike Jagielski, Director of the Koffman Clean Energy Incubator. “Both Jacob and Jack epitomize the true essence of entrepreneurship and are selfless in their efforts to reduce the effects of glass waste in our landfills while providing a solution that significantly affects CO2 remediation for the concrete industry.”
KLAW Industries is committed to making a positive impact on the environment, and the startup’s technology has the potential to bring the construction industry closer to a sustainable future. $100,000 of the prize money will go to KLAW, and the other $25,000 will support the Koffman’s efforts to bring more clean energy companies to the Southern Tier.