April 07, 2008

Georgia, Minnesota, NY To Take Part In US-Sweden Renewable Energy Institute

By: by Triple Pundit


The University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) has been chosen to participate on behalf of New York State in the International Renewable Energy Technology Institute, a global consortium recently established to "accelerate the adaptation and implementation of renewable energy technologies around the world."

Academic institutions in 16 U.S states have been invited by IRTI's organization committee - made up of U.S. and Swedish leaders in business, government and academia - to take part in the new organization. Two other states received membership offers: Georgia, through the Univ. of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Minnesota, through the Minnesota state university system.

"Working through IRTI, researchers from across the globe will work jointly to advance renewable energy technologies that will provide opportunities for U.S.-based companies to supply clean energy products and services to the European market while also testing and qualifying technologies developed in Sweden for introduction into the U.S. market," according to an April 3 media release.

CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) will lead participation in IRETI in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering. CNSE also intends to leverage its relationships with 50 industrial, university and government partners through its leadership role in New Energy New York.