Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ.

Start-up Innovator W2 Climatech Joins Rutgers EcoComplex’s WindIgnite Program


Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ.
Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ.

Rutgers EcoComplex, the university’s Clean Energy Innovation Center, and W2 Climatech, a start-up focused on developing eco-friendly anti-icing technology for wind turbines, announces its participation in the Rutgers WindIgnite Offshore Wind (“OSW”) Supply Chain Accelerator Program.

Through this partnership, W2 Climatech and Rutgers will advance their shared goals and objectives in the fields of renewable energy storage and sustainable development. The EcoComplex is dedicated to moving inventions from the lab to successful real-world applications and to promoting New Jersey as a center for clean energy and environmental innovations and enterprises. Support for WindIgnite, which fosters collaboration among industry innovators to accelerate offshore wind development, is provided by Atlantic Shores.

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This strategic partnership brings together the expertise and resources of both organizations to drive innovation and positive impact in their respective areas. It will also focus on developing and commercializing W2 Climatech’s innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable OSW supply chain development. In addition, the partnership supports energy infrastructure development efforts to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges.

“W2 Climatech, as a woman-, minority-, and veteran-owned enterprise, aligns perfectly with our mission at WindIgnite and the Rutgers EcoComplex to support minority-owned ventures as they look to integrate into the OSW supply chain. We welcome their expertise and look forward to the contributions they will make,” said Serpil Guran, RCEI Affiliate and director of Rutgers EcoComplex.

“We’re excited to join WindIgnite,” said Kristina Samonte, co-founder of W2 Climatech. “This partnership aligns with our mission to create a sustainable future and enables us to contribute to global renewable energy goals.”

“In the realm where technological advancements converge with environmental stewardship, our dedication to pioneering eco-friendly solutions for wind turbines accelerates us towards a sustainable energy horizon,” said Chris Beronio, co-founder of W2 Climatech. “Our participation in WindIgnite highlights W2 Climatech’s dedication to environmental responsibility and its role in shaping the future of offshore wind energy.”

“Business-friendly and eco-friendly are not mutually exclusive. We look forward to joining other start-ups at the EcoComplex who are developing sustainable initiatives, which not only benefit the environment but also contribute to long-term economic success,” said W2 Climatech co-founder, Don Samonte.

About W2 Climatech

W2 Climatech is a New Jersey-based start-up specializing in advanced surface protection solutions. Our primary focus is protecting critical surfaces in challenging and extreme environments. W2 Climatech is committed to environmental responsibility and strive to create a sustainable future. To learn more, visit

About Rutgers EcoComplex:

The EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” is dedicated to moving inventions from the lab to successful real-world applications and to promote New Jersey as a center for clean energy and environmental innovations and enterprises. Rutgers EcoComplex recently announced its WindIgnite Accelerator Program to support underrepresented small business, startups and innovators. To learn more, visit