Archive for June, 2010
RME CEO Bill Staby delivered a presentation and served as a panelist at an event sponsored by Maine-based E2Tech entitled “Ocean Energy: Updates on A Critical Maine Power Source.” “I was very pleased at the turn-out today,” Mr. Staby said. “It’s indicative off the high level of interest in ocean energy technologies in Maine.”
Besides Mr. Staby (pictured far left above), the other panelists were (from left to right) Beth Nagusky, Director of Innovation & Assistance at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, John Ferland, Vice President, Project Development Ocean Renewable Power Company and Des FitzGerald, Vice President, Business Development Principle Power, Inc.
E2 Tech is a member organization focused on the environmental and energy technology sector of Maine’s economy. The sector includes firms that provide environmental services, manufacture environmental products, generate or transmit power, and that provide products/services related to energy. It also includes public agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental public policy, research and development, and education and information dissemination. Additionally, it may include lawyers and other service providers who maintain a substantial environmental and energy technology clientele.
RME CEO Bill Staby made a presentation to The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Social Entrepreneurs special interest group about using the power of ocean waves to provide fresh water to near-shore, off-grid communities in the developing world. “As much as 70% of the cost of desalting seawater is energy-related and thus using “free” energy from ocean waves has obvious appeal,” Mr. Staby said. “It’s clearly an application of our technology we’ll be investigating very carefully.”
RME COO Olivier Ceberio made a presentation of the wave industry and RME’s unique wave-powered desalination concept to the New England Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur at Veolia Energy US HQ in Boston. "The wave industry is inherently global and it is important for RME to explore potential international partnerships that could accelerate market introduction" said Mr. Ceberio.
Les Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France (CCEF) is a Network of private business people sharing on a voluntary basis the experience of its members in providing French government with their recommendations, sponsoring small companies in their international expansion and educating and informing young people about international trade
RME CEO updates NEMA on the progress of international technical standards for hydrokinetic technologies
RME CEO Bill Staby today travelled to Washington to deliver a presentation entitled “TC-114 Standards Development - Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies” to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Staby noted that, “a key impediment to the rapid deployment of marine hydrokinetic technologies is the lack of internationally-recognized technical standards and these must be established before banks, insurance companies and others will provide the critical support needed to build utility-scale projects.” Mr. Staby is a member of the technical advisory group (TAG) for the U.S. delegation to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC-114 which is developing standards for “wave, tidal and other water current converters.”