The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced funding opportunities for ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing technologies used in the manufacturing industries. Details will be released and NYSERDA representatives will be on hand at uv.eb EAST (www.uvebeast.com), sponsored by NYSERDA and RadTech - The Association for UV and EB Technology. The full text of NYSERDA's announcement follows:
NYSERDA announces the upcoming release of Program Opportunity
Notice (PON) 1641: Ultraviolet Light (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Process
Innovation and Market Transformation. The solicitation will provide incentives
for New York State
industrial sites to adopt innovative UV and/or EB processes within their
manufacturing process, or for New
technology developers to produce an innovative UV/EB product, process or
service that will provide an energy benefit to end users. The release of this
solicitation will coincide with NYSERDA's jointly sponsored conference with
RadTech, entitled UV/EB East, which will be held at the Niagara Falls Conference
Center, Oct. 20-21, 2009.
"PON 1641 demonstrates NYSERDA's commitment to support the
deployment of environmentally friendly technologies and will provide up to $2
million for research and demonstration projects within New York State,"
said Francis J.Murray, Jr., NYSERDA president and CEO. "The increased
adoption of ultraviolet light and electron beam curing technologies complements
the vision of Governor Paterson's energy efficiency agenda and will enable New York State manufacturers to remain
competitive and create clean energy jobs for the future."
NYSERDA has provided incentives for a number of notable UV and
EB projects through funding opportunities that sought proposals covering an array
of technologies. PON 1641 is NYSERDA's first targeted UV/EB solicitation.
uv.eb East is a two-day conference and exhibition presenting
the use of UV and EB curing in a range of industrial applications, including
Printing/Packaging, Photovoltaics, Wood Finishing, and Industrial Applications
including Metal and Plastics.
For more information, visit www.uvebeast.com.