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Thursday, March 10, 2011

William Acker named executive director of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) has named William Acker its executive director. Founded in 2010 with $25 million from NYSERDA's Clean Energy Interstate Rule, NY-BEST is a member organization working to build and promote a world-class advanced battery and storage sector in New York State.

With extensive experience in the clean technology sector, William Acker is a good pick for executive director. William Acker is the founder of MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. which specializes in the production of micro fuel cell power systems and is a founder/chairman of both Taconic Energy, Inc. and Optiwind, Corp. William Acker has also served as vice president of technology and product development at Plug power Inc.  As executive directer Acker plans to unite New York's energy storage companies, universities and partners to advance the New York battery and energy storage sector.

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