Clean Energy & Sustainability:
Opportunities & Resources for Manufacturers
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
RESOURCE GUIDE AND EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY
Ducted Wind Turbines, Inc.
DWT designs, builds, and sells economically viable small wind turbines that are easy to assemble and install, and produce twice as much energy as a similar sized open rotor turbine. With RFPs for over 300 turbines, an as a compliment to solar, DWT intends to improve human lives and our environment simultaneously.
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is a trusted resource for organizations across the state seeking cost-effective strategies for realizing new levels of efficiency and minimizing their impacts on the environment. Its team of engineers/researchers collaborate with the decision-makers—small business owners, manufacturers, community leaders, municipalities—working to make NYS a national model for sustainability, waste-reduction and pollution prevention. NYSP2I is sponsored by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and led by Golisano Institute of Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. It is a collaboration of five research universities and manufacturing extension partnerships across New York State.
S3IP Center of Excellence, Binghamton University
We put the capabilities and technical resources of a leading research university at the disposal of electronics and energy systems manufacturers and similar industries. Our 6 research centers address microelectronics manufacturing, flexible hybrid electronics, heterogeneous integration of electronics, and thin film electronic devices for energy harvest and storage. Advanced battery research is directed by Dr. Stan Whittingham, 2019 Nobel Laureate for invention of the Li-ion battery. Our professional staff, backed by the deep expertise of faculty, assists companies in problem solving and use of our 7 laboratories to address manufacturing methods and materials, thermal management, failure analysis, prototyping, and reliability improvement.
Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its primary mission is to perform cutting-edge materials research. The center also provides support to industry through the NYSTAR-funded Industrial Partnerships Program. The program promotes technology transfer and economic development by offering to industry low-cost, timely and flexible access to world-leading materials experts (Cornell faculty members) and to state-of-the-art instruments, enabling product development as well as expansion to wider markets.
Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)
The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) is located on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Our center is one of Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation’s 15 designated Centers for Advanced Technology. Dr. Jian Sun is the Director of the center and leads a team of over 30 research faculty and support staff. Our mission is to pair the talent and resources of a world-leading research university with industry innovators to move technology from the lab to the marketplace for an energy-sustainable future. Our research focus areas include wind, solar, energy storage, smart-grid and energy-efficient technologies.
CAMP's expertise in materials science and processing supports companies interested in understanding and exploiting state-of-the-art, advanced, tailor-designed materials and processes to improve products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower cost and foster innovation. Our research faculty is world-renowned and willing to put their expertise to work on your company’s challenges in the areas of materials processing, materials synthesis and functionalization, materials characterization, and materials by design. CAMP offers a variety of contractual arrangements to meet your corporate needs, incl. Analytical Service Agreements for material analysis and testing, and more.
FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth. FuzeHub’s programs champion the New York State manufacturing and technology community and provide targeted resources to accelerate manufacturing competitiveness and technology commercialization.
Center for Economic Growth, Inc.
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is dedicated to driving economic growth in New York’s eight-county, 1.1-million-person Capital Region. As the nonprofit regional economic development organization, we do this by attracting investment and talent; growing manufacturing and workforce capabilities, leveraging industry clusters, and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We serve as a catalyst and work with partners and stakeholders to prepare the region to compete and move high-impact strategies and projects forward. An affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber, CEG is supported by investors in business, government, education, and the nonprofit sectors who are committed to sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity.
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
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
Dr. Jian Sun, Director (CFES)
Christopher D. Johnson, Product Manager, Plug Power
Georges Sassine, VP of Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Moderator: Peter Lion
Georges Sassine, Jian Sun, Chulsung Bae, David Whipple, Christopher Johnson, Jude Auman
10:30AM – 12:30PM
Exhibitor/Attendee Interactions & Networking