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Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation Contest Generated More Than 70 New Ideas!
This year’s statewide contest generated more than 70 new ideas. A total of $75,000 in prize money is being offered, and three winners will be announced in the spring.
Bill Hall, SGICC Director, noted that the quality of the applications was very high. “We received even more applications than last year, and many of the concepts are really impressive. Topics covered the entire gamut of the shale gas play from down-hole extraction, pad protection and environmental safety, water and wastewater focused technologies, data management concepts, and even included multiple downstream gas and NGL utilization technologies. We are excited to start the vetting process to select the best concepts.”
A list of finalists will be selected by the end of March, 2013. After making presentations to a panel of judges, three winners will be chosen at an event held in May. An announcement regarding the date, time, and location will be circulated once all the details have been finalized.
The Shale Gas Innovation Contest was co-sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners (http://www.benfranklin.org), ANGA (www.anga.us), Acorn Energy (http://acornenergy.com), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (www.cabotog.com)
For questions, contact Bill Hall at either 814-933-8203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the SGICC The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org)