Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York
Friday, February 18, 2011
NYSERDA grants $4.6 million to catalyze the growth of new transportation technologies
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has granted $4.6 million to catalyze the development/commercialization of new transportation technologies in New York State. NYSERDA has selected 17 companies with innovative technologies that show potential to reduce emissions, decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and create high quality jobs. The funding will leverage an additional $7.5 million of investments from the private sector.
Five of the technologies are from Central New York and represent a wide array of technologies. Syracuse University and BorgWarner are developing a fuel injection system for diesel engines that will run more efficiently and emit less pollutants. Senesis Corporation of Syracuse is developing software that will allow for decreased airplane idling time. PAR Logistics Management Systems of New Hartford has developed a system for tractor trailer drivers to monitor tire pressure from the drivers seat. American Aerogel Corp of Rochester is developing a method to better insulate refrigerated tractor trailers. The Rochester companies Environmental Energy technologies Inc. and Blue Lake Associates are developing a way to generate an ionic field in diesel engines to reduce pollution.