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Monday, March 22, 2010

Great Lakes Sustainable Energy Consortium brings bi-national meeting to Syracuse

Congratulations to Syracuse University and the SyracuseCoE for hosting the Great Lakes Sustainable Energy Consortium bi-national meeting this month to discuss growing the clean energy economy in Upstate New York and the Province of Ontario.  The consortium, which is focused on research, development and commercialization of renewable energy technologies and systems, met in Syracuse to discuss research advancements that can be put to work in an economic development framework.  Leading the discussion on the Canadian side were the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo and Queen's University at Kingston.

The conference focused on such wide-ranging topics as biomass production to replace coal in cement manufacturing, woody biomass and wood pellets, smart grid challenges and opportunities, and regional initiatives.  Participants included academic researchers, utility experts and economic developers from both side of the border.

The event built on the work of the 1000 Island Energy Research Forum (TIERF), which was held in the fall of 2009 to discuss sustainable energy strategies for Canada and the U.S. 

Read more about the consortium -- including its mission, members and areas of research at: