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REMADE Institute awards $33.2 million to 23 projects (access required)

The REMADE Institute announced $33.2 million in funding for new technology research Wednesday, selecting 23 new projects as part of the Institute’s latest round of funding.  REMADE CEO Nabil Nasr said the connection between industrial development and climate change is significant, as highlighted ...

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RIT alum sponsors scholarships, tech support for electrical grid research (access required)

A Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus is providing scholarships to two students — as well as the advanced tools to conduct research projects — in hopes of driving more interest in utility and electrical engineering.   Michael Oshetski, CEO and ...

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Li-Cycle recognized for its sustainability efforts (access required)

Li-Cycle — a Canadian battery recovery manufacturer which opened its first U.S. operations in Rochester — has received accolades for its technology breakthroughs in the sustainability sector.   The company was named a winner on Fast Company’s inaugural “Next Big Things in Tech” list for its efforts ...

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RG&E improving electricity reliability in North Winton Village (access required)

Upgrades are underway on Rochester Gas and Electric’s aging substation 43 in the North Winton Village area. The facility at 101 Wyand Crescent near Farmington Park is being rebuilt to increase capacity and provide a more reliable energy grid for ...

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RRH ahead of schedule in plans to use 100% renewable energy by 2025 (access required)

Rochester Regional Health is more than halfway to meeting its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 and the effort is only one of several sustainability initiatives at the health system aimed at ensuring a healthy environment, improving ...

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Big impact on energy: UR physicist in process of creating a superconductor (access required)

For more than a century, scientists have been trying to find or create a superconductor that could work at ambient temperatures and with ambient pressure. Once found, the breakthrough could solve the world’s energy problems and save some $20 billion ...

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Hyzon responds to short-seller report (access required)

Hyzon Motors Inc., the Rochester-based global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell vehicles, on Tuesday responded to a short sell report that was released last week that tanked the company’s stock price. Tuesday afternoon, shares of Hyzon stock (Nasdaq: HYZN) had ...

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New campaign aims to reduce carbon footprint (access required)

On Thursday, Sept. 23, Causewave Community Partners will unveil a new campaign to promote the use of carbon-free electricity to power the region’s buildings and vehicles. AMPED, an initiative that was developed by a number of community partners including Climate ...

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Perinton seeks applicants for Sustainability Advisory Board (access required)

The town of Perinton is accepting applications from residents to serve on the newly created Sustainability Advisory Board. The seven-member, volunteer board will evaluate current and future opportunities to implement sustainable best practices within the town operations. The board’s goal ...

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Solar energy construction leads to growth for LaBella (access required)

As New York continues a statewide push for the creation of more clean energy, LaBella Associates is experiencing strong growth in the renewable energy sector. A focus on solar construction by LaBella’s renewable energy group has led to a significant ...

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Dandelion Energy brings residential geothermal options to region (access required)

Residential geothermal company Dandelion Energy is expanding into Rochester as well as the Finger Lakes and Western New York. Dandelion Energy provides green home heating and cooling solutions through geothermal that, over time, can create savings over fossil fuel furnaces ...

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State makes available funding for all-electric affordable housing (access required)

Two state agencies are making $7.5 million in funding available for a new clean energy initiative, designed to create up to 600 energy-efficient, all-electric affordable housing units. The pilot program, a collaboration between New York State Homes and Community Renewal and ...

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