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Manufacturing Forum

Clean Energy & Sustainability:

Opportunities & Resources for Manufacturers

April 20th, 2022, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY


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National Grid

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National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Design Lab at Rensselaer

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The Design Lab provides a platform for senior engineering students to develop skills in applied engineering, communication, collaboration and leadership, preparing them for careers where they will address the global challenges of our time. Get acquainted with Rensselaer’s best and brightest to gather innovative ideas and practical solutions to your technical challenges.

Multidisciplinary student teams collaborate with industry sponsors and world-class faculty and staff to develop technical solutions to complex, open-ended engineering problems. Projects encompass a broad array of contemporary issues: Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency/Sustainability, Product Design/Development, Manufacturing & Process Improvement, Automation and Robotics.

Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University

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CEBIP, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University, seeks to address many key needs of an early-stage, energy-based technology business. This is particularly critical in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), CEBIP provides access to an unsurpassed team of partners and resources to maximize the prospects for new business ventures. CEBIP will continuously work towards the development of a successful clean energy economy on Long Island, with the ultimate goal of creating new jobs and making a strong economic impact here in New York.


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A Leading Expert in Industrial Automation.
Our mission is to enhance our customers’ competitiveness by delivering top-quality products and custom automation solutions.

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

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WDI provides grant opportunities to NYS manufacturers. WDI is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that improves the lives of working men and women across the state by providing targeted programs in workforce, economic, and community development. A focus on helping businesses become and remain successful is a key component of this programming. The WDI works to ensure that investments in all three areas – workforce, economic and community development – are integrated and reflect the perspectives of working men and women.

Community Offshore Wind

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RWE and National Grid have partnered to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the Northeast U.S. With this partnership, National Grid and RWE have jointly acquired an offshore seabed lease with the goal of developing, constructing, and operating U.S. offshore wind projects. This partnership supports both companies’ efforts to advance a clean energy future and achieve net zero in the coming decades. Offshore wind will be critical for the U.S., particularly in the Northeast, to reduce emissions, meet climate goals and create local jobs. Community Offshore Wind understands the importance of meeting these goals and is committed to providing clean and reliable energy, as well as delivering an equity energy future for all its customers.

L&S Energy Services

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L&S Energy Services provides energy and sustainability services to the commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional facility sectors. We work closely with our clients in all stages of their energy efficiency, process improvement, and carbon-reduction projects. We guide and educate customers in an objective manner, about the economic and carbon benefits of energy efficient systems, retrofits, and improvements. As a National Grid Technical Assistance provider and NYSERDA FlexTech Contractor, L&S is can complete cost-shared energy and process improvement studies. We also work with our clients to identify and secure energy efficiency incentives.

Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)

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The NYS Center of Excellence partners NYS businesses with the University at Buffalo to access faculty, students and resources to develop early-stage commercial products. Projects have ranged from green hydrogen electrolysis membranes to low environmental impact RFID antennas to supercapacitor materials for energy storage. Talk to us to see how we can support your business!

Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing

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The NY Center of Excellence in Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing helps companies with product and process design to improve performance, efficiency, and sustainability.

Alfred University Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology

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Alfred University is an internationally known leader in the development of materials and manufacturing solutions in the areas of technical ceramics and glass. Through its Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT), industrial partners gain access to the resources and expertise needed to advance your company's research and boost your bottom line. CACT provides support for programming with New York State companies – large and small – with matching funds provided through our contract with New York State’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Whether it’s short-term analytical testing project, or a long-term research & development program, CACT seeks to lower development costs and help ensure faster time to market.




As the Vice President for Large-Scale Renewables, Georges leads NYSERDA’s work in advancing both land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources. Prior to joining NYSERDA in September 2021, he spent nearly ten years at General Electric (GE)
Georges Sassine
VP, Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)
Dr. Jian Sun joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering.
Jian Sun
Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)


Before starting his “second career” in academia, Brian enjoyed a successful career in sales management, product management, marketing, and strategic planning. His career included positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, Crane & Company, and Taconic Biosciences.
Brian Apkarian
Director of Business Development (CFES)
Chulsung Bae is a Ford Foundation Professor at the Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology RPI. Bae's research group focuses on the development of functional polymeric materials that might find applications in the areas of clean energy and environmental technologies.
Chulsung Bae
Ford Foundation Professor - RPI
Everton is a manufacturing virtuoso focused on helping the manufacturing community, industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology. More...
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Manager | FuzeHub
Michael has more than 17 years of experience ranging from engineering and product development, manufacturing, business development and operations. Prior to joining CEG in 2013, he was director of an incubator program, an entrepreneur, and was a senior engineer at Boeing.
Michael Lobsinger
SVP and Center Director for CEG
David Whipple is the Director of Industry Development for renewable energy at Empire State Development, the State level job creating agency. He works with partners to help renewable energy businesses establish manufacturing operations in NY.
David Whipple
Director of Industry Development - ESD
Peter is skilled in Residential & C&I Solar Energy, Environmental Awareness, Public Speaking, International Education, Organic Farming, Offshore Wind Supply Chain Management, Circular Economy and Climate Change Science. He has a Masters of Science focused in Science for Sustainable Development from Linköping University.
Peter Lion
Senior Advisor - Offshore WInd - NYSERDA
Jude Auman
Project Development - LJUNGSTRÖM
Christopher is responsible for managing multiple product lines across various industries to effectively deploy roadmaps and the overall vision for hydrogen infrastructure. 
Christopher D. Johnson
Product Manager - Plug Power
Cullen Brown is a Key Account Manager in the Customer Business Development group at (NYPA), helping manage NYPA’s economic development programs, as well as working with municipalities and SUNY campuses to achieve their CLCPA goals.
Cullen O. Brown
Associate Key Account Manager - NYPA


  • 7:30 AM
    Doors Open/Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30AM – 8:45AM
    Formal Program Begins

    Master of Ceremonies – Everton H. Henriques

    Co-Host Addresses – Michael Lobsinger (CEG), Brian Apkarian (CFES)

  • 8:45AM – 9:00AM
    Sponsor Presentations

    Alanna Russo, Head of Strategic Engagement – Community Offshore Wind

    Cullen Brown, Key Account Manager – NY Power Authority

    Jeff Arsenault, Product Sales Manager – NEFF Automation


  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM
    Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Jian Sun, Director (CFES)

    Christopher D. Johnson, Product Manager, Plug Power

    Georges Sassine, VP of Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)

  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Peter Lion

    Georges Sassine, Jian Sun, Chulsung Bae, David Whipple, Christopher Johnson, Jude Auman

  • 10:30AM – 12:30PM
    Exhibitor/Attendee Interactions & Networking
  • 12:30PM
    Event Ends




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