Who: Officials from RENEW NY, Greater Rochester Enterprise, High Tech Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as representatives from regional renewable-energy companies.
What: An open house to showcase renewable-energy technologies. A dozen companies from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and the Southern Tier involved in solar, wind, biomass and fuel-cell energy will have demonstrations, including:
• Rochester Biodiesel will demonstrate biodiesel fuel production.
• Northeast Renewable Energy Resources will generate electricity from a trailer with a wind turbine, solar panels and an inverter in the parking lot.
• ENrG will showcase solid oxide fuel cell components and materials.
• Rochester Institute of Technology will demonstrate its activities with a micro-scale alternative energy system (including solar cell, electrolyzer, hydrogen storage and fuel cell), incorporating materials and research from the NanoPower Research Lab at RIT.
Where: Rochester Institute of Technology High Technology Incubator, 125 Tech Park Drive, in Henrietta (at the corner of John Street and Bailey Road)
When: From 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004
Why: To educate the public, including business, government and community leaders, about the importance of clean energy in a time of record oil prices, and to showcase what regional companies are doing to advance renewable-energy technologies
About RENEW NY:
Launched in May 2004, the Renewable Energy Network of Entrepreneurs in Western New York (RENEW NY) supports and helps create young companies and new jobs in the renewable energy industry in Western New York. Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, RENEW NY is a collaborative effort led by High Tech Rochester, Greater Rochester Enterprise and Rochester Institute of Technology. To learn more, visit www.renew-ny.org.
For additional information contact:
Megan Connor Murphy, Public Relations Manager
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