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The Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center has chosen twelve finalists from this year’s Innovation Contest to compete for a total of $75,000 in prize money. Please join us from 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA for the presentations.
Dr Engelder is a well-known expert on the Marcellus Shale, and one of the first to recognize its true potential. Dr Engelder made the first public estimate of potential reserves in December 2007. A reception will follow in the Exhibits Hall, with all the presenters.
This year’s contest was co-sponsored by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners (www.benfranklin.org), ANGA (www.anga.us), Acorn Energy (www.acornenergy.com), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (www.cabotog.com), CONSOL Energy (www.consolenergy.com), Chesapeake Energy (www.chk.com), The Dow Chemical Company (www.dow.com/), First National Bank (www.fnb-online.com ), Little Pine Resources (www.littlepineresources.com), the Marcellus Shale Coalition (www.marcelluscoalition.org), OSCOMP Systems (www.oscomp-systems.com), and Praxair (www.praxair.com).
1:00 – 1:10 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Bill Hall, Director, SGICC
Kathryn Klaber, CEO, Marcellus Shale Coalition
1:10 – 1:55 pm Panel Discussion
Industry leaders CONSOL Energy, The Dow Chemical Company, Praxair, and OSCOMP Systems sharing their views regarding innovation.
1:55 – 3:55 pm Finalist Presentations
The 12 finalist presentations.
3:55 – 4:25 pm Andy Martin, VP Best PumpsWorks
“How to Maximize Sales Using Social Media”.
4:25 pm Comments by Dr Terry Engelder
Professor of Geosciences at PSU.
4:40 pm Award Presentation by Dr Engelder
Presentation of $25,000 checks to 3 winners of the Contest.
5:00 – 6:30 pm Finalists & Additional Exhibitors Display
Finalist and additional exhibitors displays with food and drink. Networking opportunities and additional discussion with the finalists.
Radial deionization wastewater treatment technology.
Real-time natural gas monitoring to quantify the NG composition.
CALYX Bioprocess Technologies
Biological technology to upgrade NG syngas to fuels, lubricants and high-value chemicals.
Clean Power Resources
Designing and building CNG powered refrigeration systems for mobile transportation (REEFER) & stationary applications.
SmartDiagnostics® system that enables predictive maintenance for rotating machinery.
“Robust Laser Interferometer (RLI)” - a laser-based device that measures vibration and acoustic emissions (AE) during drilling operations.
Lasers for Innovative Solutions
Laser Ablation Tomography System to vaporize drill cuttings or core layers capturing compositional data.
Three step water treatment process which upgrades AMD by removing heavy metals and sulfates.
Nittany Laser Technologies
Custom laser cladding tools and services for cladding the inside of O&G piping and equipment.
Electrolytic bromine generator technology to generate biocide on site for use in fracking process.
A new catalyst technology for NG conversion to synthesis gas.
Supplies mobile LNG fueling stations & small scale mobile plant to convert natural gas to LNG.
About ben franklin technology partners
Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides investment capital, operational assistance, and entrepreneurial support to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.
William Hall, Executive Director