Archive for April, 2010
Today RME began two weeks of tests in the wave flume at Alden Lab in Holden, MA. The tests are being conducted pursuant to the DOE SBIR Phase I award RME received in late 2009. RME Senior Engineer Cliff Goudey said; “while development of accurate computational models is one objective of this project, we need to verify their precision by conducting experiments in a controlled environment like the Alden flume tank.” “Alden’s physical testing capabilities and experienced staff have provided an opportunity for us to test a wide range of parameters across hundreds of different experiments.”
Founded in 1894, Alden is the oldest continuously operating hydraulic laboratory in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. From the early days of hydropower development and aviation, through World Wars I and II, and into the modern world defined by environmental needs, Alden has been a recognized leader in the field of fluid dynamics consulting.
RME was a sponsor/exhibitor at the Tufts Energy Showcase which was held in the historic Hall of Flags at the Cabot Intercultural Center at Tufts University today. RME COO Olivier Ceberio commented, “We had many opportunities to interact with representatives from numerous disciplines across business, government, and academic sectors as well as speak with Tufts students interested in a clean tech career after graduation.”
The Tufts Energy Showcase is designed as an educational and interactive platform intended to indulge the curiosity of all energy enthusiasts. The future of the energy industry is represented at the conference by a wide range of projects and technologies developed by companies, NGOs, governmental organizations, and research groups from Tufts and other local universities.
RME CEO Bill Staby participated in a panel discussion of “Corporations and Startups in a Carbon-Constrained World” at “Energy Forum 2010” at Boston University. Other panelists sharing the dais with Bill were Stuart Patterson, CEO, Nexamp, Jay Nihalani, Director of Carbon Solutions, EnerNOC and Edward White, VP, Energy Products, National Grid.
“Energy Forum 2010” was organized by the BU Energy Club which is a broad-based group consisting of Graduates, Undergraduates, Alumni and Professors that serves as a link between scientists & engineers, entrepreneurs & business-persons, and aspiring policy-makers & government officials at Boston University and other schools in the Greater Boston Area.
RME is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Rockland, ME and has retained Bernstein Schur as its local counsel. “Maine is committed to developing its offshore renewable energy resources and we think it’s ideally suited to conducting reduced-scale testing of our prototypes” said company CEO Bill Staby. Mr. Staby went on to say “When we went looking for a place to get established, we immediately focused on Rockland because it is the home of the Ocean Energy Institute, has a well-developed working waterfront that can provide anything we need, and it has undergone a huge renaissance since I last worked there in the early 70’s.”