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Capture The Energy Conference in Troy

Business and energy industry leaders have gathered in Troy for the two-day "Capture the Energy" conference.

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA helped sponsor the event, organized by New York Best, a consortium of government, academia and private industry focused on developing the energy storage industry in New York State.

Michael Field is with the Raymond Corporation in Green, New York just North of Binghamton. He says with new technologies, those new jobs will come.

F. Michael Tucker is president of the Center for Economic Growth, the Capital Region's economic development organization

Bill Radvak is President and CEO of American Vanadium - the Vancouver-based company is partnering with another based in Germany to produce new energy-storage technology. Radvak says Vanadium is commonly used as a steel-strengthening agent - it is a competitor of lithium, now commercially available

Radvak notes that Vanadium may not yet be developed to the point where it could replace a power facility like Indian Point, but it can collect and store solar and wind power for use during peak electric demand periods.

Here's a link to more conference information.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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