Archive for October, 2009
RME CEO Bill Staby delivered a presentation on marine renewable energy technologies to over 500 ocean engineers and naval architects gathered for the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) Annual Meeting & Expo held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on October 20th through the 23rd.
SNAME was founded in 1893 as a technical and engineering society focused in the maritime industry, and currently has a membership of 8700 individual members, 20% of whom are located in 96 countries outside of North America.
After making a 30 minute presentation to a five-person expert panel comprising local venture capital professionals and business leaders, RME was named one of three finalists in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Venture Forum business plan competition.
Directed by a volunteer Executive Board comprised of regional business and service organization leaders, many of whom are WPI alumni, the WPI Venture Forum is a program of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Department of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Today RME CEO Bill Staby delivered a presentation on marine renewable energy technologies to a group of students and faculty at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Mr. Staby said, “I’m always happy to meet and talk with people who have an interest in marine renewable energy, and, judging by the questions I received after my presentation, it’s pretty clear there’s a high level of interest amongst the next generation of leaders in the field.”
As one of the world’s premier schools for the study of environmental science and policy, the Nicholas School conducts research and outreach thorough its 56 core faculty members and over 50 affiliated faculty members and engages with scientists, governments, industry leaders, conservation practitioners and communities throughout the world to address critical issues like climate change, energy, water quality, ecosystem management and conservation, and human and environmental health. Through academic programs at the Ph.D., masters and undergraduate levels, Nicolas School strives to produce a new breed of environmental leaders.
RME CEO Bill Staby made three separate presentations of RME’s unique wave-powered desalination concept to officials of three divisions of the U.S. Navy during “Pitch a Principal” sessions at the Naval Energy Forum which was held 14-15 November in McLean, VA.
The forum, hosted by the Office of Naval Research and the Navy's Task Force Energy, was organized to introduce the Department of Navy emerging energy strategy and initiatives, and gain insight from dialogues with participants, event organizers said. It was focused around three key themes tied to energy--security, efficiency and environmental stewardship.