Capital Region News
12:19 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Capture The Energy Conference in Troy

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Credit WAMC Dave Lucas

Business and energy industry leaders have gathered in Troy for the two-day "Capture the Energy" conference.

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA helped sponsor the event, organized by New York Best, a consortium of government, academia and private industry focused on developing the energy storage industry in New York State.

Michael Field is with the Raymond Corporation in Green, New York just North of Binghamton. He says with new technologies, those new jobs will come.

F. Michael Tucker is president of the Center for Economic Growth, the Capital Region's economic development organization

Bill Radvak is President and CEO of American Vanadium - the Vancouver-based company is partnering with another based in Germany to produce new energy-storage technology. Radvak says Vanadium is commonly used as a steel-strengthening agent - it is a competitor of lithium, now commercially available

Radvak notes that Vanadium may not yet be developed to the point where it could replace a power facility like Indian Point, but it can collect and store solar and wind power for use during peak electric demand periods.

Here's a link to more conference information.