|[July 22, 2014]
Ben Franklin's Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center Announces the Second Annual Environmental, Health, & Safety Award Competition
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Applications are now being accepted from Pennsylvania-based small
businesses, entrepreneurs, or university researchers who have a proposed
or commercially available new technological advancement in the EH&S area
for the shale gas industry. The application is available at http://www.sgicc.org/sgicc-annual-environmental-health--safety-award.html.
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2014 with the
winner notified by August 15, 2014.
Bill Hall, Executive Director of SGICC commented, "It is paramount to
the success of the shale gas industry that they operate in an
environmentally responsible, safe manner, which gains the trust and
respect of the Commonwealth's citizens, as well as the workers they
employ and the communities in which they operate. Ben Franklin's Shale
Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center is excited to make this
announcement, and we look frward to receiving many competitive
The chosen winner will be publicly acknowledged at the SHALE INSIGHT
2014™ Technology Showcase during the Marcellus Shale Coalition's SHALE
INSIGHT 2014™ Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference to be held in
Pittsburgh on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 1:30PM - 5:00PM.
At the Technology Showcase, suppliers of emerging technologies in the
shale gas industry will present their innovations to the natural gas
community. Participants are chosen based on a variety of criteria
including readiness for field testing of their technology. Applications
to participate in the Technology Showcase can be submitted until July
25, 2014 at http://www.sgicc.org/technology-showcase.html.
The Technology Showcase is a national competition open to any company
with a product or service ready for testing/demonstration applicable to
the shale energy industry.
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org),
an initiative of Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP (http://www.cnp.benfranklin.org)
is designed to harness innovation and new technologies as a means to
maximize the economic return to Pennsylvania's citizens from the various
shale formations that comprise part of the energy reserves of the
Commonwealth. The Center also identifies, supports and helps
commercialize technologies and early-stage businesses that enhance
responsible stewardship of the environment while properly utilizing this
transformative energy asset.
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