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Eastman Business Park named top site for biomaterials

Rochester Business Journal
May 15, 2014

The Eastman Business Park recently received kudos from an industry publication.

Biofuel Digest, an online daily newsletter for companies, researchers and policymakers in the biofuels sector, named the park the nation’s top industrial site for the commercialization of biomaterials.

The industrial park is “loaded with partners and ready infratstructure for the scale of technologies” in the biomaterials sector, the newsletter notes.

“This is a great honor and a huge boost to our ongoing efforts to transform (Eastman Business Park) from a chemical facility into a clean technology campus for the development and manufacture of products in the key industry categories of biomaterials, thin films, and battery and energy storage,” said Michael Alt, the park’s director, in a statement. “With over 50 companies employing thousands of workers on site, (the park) is a critical component of the commercialization solution for biomaterials companies.”
 
In late March, Eastman Kodak Co. announced its intention to sell the 1,200-acre complex, formerly known as Kodak Park.

Last month, officials christened the $23 million Batttery and Energy Storage Technology Test and Commercialization Center at the site. The center’s goal is to be a learder in energy storage technology. It was created through a partnership between the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium and DNV GL, the former DNV KEMA which has its headquarters in the Netherlands.

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