New Energy Technology and Commercialization Center Open
A new tenant at Eastman Business Park is dedicated to developing the next generation of battery and energy storage products and technologies.
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, in partnership with global energy advisory company DNV GL, has opened the doors to a new Battery and Energy Storage Technology Testing and Commercialization Center.
The center provides the capabilities needed to advance energy storage technologies into the marketplace and accelerate renewable energy.
The technologies are used in the electric grid, transportation and portable electronic devices.
Lt. Governor Bob Duffy was on hand for the ribbon cutting.
He says the center will serve as a magnet, attracting new technologies and creating jobs.
The state provided 6.9-million dollars for the 23-million dollar center.
Eastman Business Park manager Mike Alt says this is the 54th tenant at the former Kodak Park.
He says the center has the potential to create an energy ecosystem here.