April 4, 2013 – What We’ll be Driving Next: Economic Development from Research to Demonstration, Dr. Paul Mutolo

Speaker:
Dr. Paul Mutolo, Director of External Partnerships for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University (emc2)

Description:
Paul Mutolo presentation provided insight on how this transformation is growing, with support from the labs of Cornell University, soon to be demonstrated on the city streets of Ithaca and beyond, and helped to replicate around New York and beyond by a new public-private consortium aimed at energy storage as a means to economic development.

PowerPoint: 
Toward Tomorrow’s Energy Systems

Location: 
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Ithaca, NY.

Present:
Speaker - Paul Mutolo (Energy Materials Center at Cornell University (emc2)
Attendees - Jan Arcangeli (REDEC), Donna Fish (Independent Consultant), Dominic Frongillo (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County), Dee Gamble (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Joseph Ponzi (Recec/NYSERDA), Timothy Smith (TDS Performance Improvement, LLC), Jonathan Maddison (Cornell Cooperative Extension), Jennifer Yonkoski (BMTS)

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Paul Mutolo, director of external partnerships for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University (emc2), focused on the Energy systems in the United States and how they are undergoing a much-needed redesign. Industries in New York, especially in the Southern Tier, are poised to help drive positive change, especially in the transportation sector. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), working in concert with Universities, are helping to define what and how we will be driving – not in future decades – but perhaps in the next 5 to 7 years. This presentation provided insight on how this transformation is growing, with support from the labs of Cornell University, soon to be demonstrated on the city streets of Ithaca and beyond, and helped to replicate around New York and beyond by a new public-private consortium aimed at energy storage as a means to economic development.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, May 2 from 10:00am – 12:00pm  at Binghamton University, Continuing Education and Outreach Department, LN 1324C, Binghamton, New York.