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TAEBC speaks at DOE event in Atlanta

Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s Cortney Piper participated in a panel at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) Southeast Regional Summit, Thursday in Atlanta.

The event brought together leaders from industry, academia, and government to focus on competitiveness and innovation in clean energy manufacturing throughout the southeastern United States.

Piper participated in the panel “State-Based Approaches in the Southeast: Best Practices & Available Resources for Clean Energy Manufacturing” in which she talked about the business council's approach to championing advanced energy as an economic development and job creation strategy and Tennessee's leadership role in the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.





Join TAEBC in Washington, D.C.

Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council was invited by the U.S. Department of Energy to bring a delegation to Washington D.C. in September 2015 to meet with federal agencies and our federal delegation to “get problems solved and questions answered,” following a successful visit to D.C. in 2014. We’ll use an application process to select approximately 10 TAEBC members to join us in Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity to educate public officials about Tennessee’s advanced energy economy and network with stakeholders and business leaders. Open to TAEBC members only. Click here to apply.

Cherokee Farm taking shape as UT seeks anchor tenant

University of Tennessee officials are hoping a research building that's taking shape off Alcoa Highway will help build momentum for Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, located just south of the Tennessee River.

The centerpiece of Cherokee Farm is the 142,000-square-foot Joint Institute for Advanced Materials building, which is nearing completion and should be ready for use by the end of the year. Read full article here.

Grant will assist city of Lebanon with construction of PHG gasification system

A $250,000 matching funds grant has been awarded to the city of Lebanon to assist with construction of a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility that will reduce landfill usage and provide clean electrical power. The funding comes from the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The biomass gasification plant can convert as much as 64 tons per day of wood waste, sewer sludge and used tires to electricity for use at Lebanon’s waste-water treatment plant on Hartman Drive. The city contracted with TAEBC member PHG Energy of Nashville, Tennessee, in February of this year to construct the facility. Completion is expected in mid-2016. Read more here.

Alstom positioned for $100M contract:

TAEBC member Alstom may be in for some positive news in the next 60 to 90 days that may secure the company's place in Hornell for the foreseeable future, according to Representative Tom Reed, R-Corning.

Reed was in Hornell on Monday to tour Alstom's facilities and express his support for upcoming and in process contract bids. "Given what I've seen here today there is no reason Alstom should not be awarded that contract," he said. Read full story here.

Ameresco crowned ‘Green Energy Champion’

The ‘Green Energy Champion’ title at The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) last week was given to TAEBC member Ameresco. Read more here.


DOE releases Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency report, prepared as directed by the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (Act). The report – including its accompanying study – examines barriers that impede the adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices in the industrial sector, and identifies successful examples and opportunities to overcome these barriers.

Tennessee Wacker plant scheduled to begin production of polysilicon for growing solar industry

The German-based Wacker is investing $2.4 billion at its Charleston, Tenn., plant, which later this year is scheduled to begin production of polysilicon for the growing solar power industry. The investment is more than double the original $1 billion estimate when the project was unveiled five years ago. Read full article here.

Five-year, $20 million TN-SCORE program boosts state’s energy research capacity

For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues at other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity.

This collaboration was made possible by a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) cooperative agreement Tennessee won in 2010 for a proposal called TN-SCORE (Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education). Read more here.

Appalachian Power turns toward sun and wind for future energy

Appalachian Power Co. expects to develop the means to generate more than a fifth of its energy from the sun and wind in 15 years, according to a plan filed with the state. Read full story here.

About Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

TAEBC is the champion of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. No other entity in the state concentrates specifically on this robust sector. We educate public officials and business leaders about Tennessee’s advanced energy economy, establish strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and inform policy that expands and strengthens the industry.

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