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SMART Emissions Reducer Featured on Mike & Athena Live, aired on Central Valley Talk, Fresno, California Metro Area

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The Smart Emissions Reducer Technology is dicussed as the here and now solution to harmful toxic vehicle emissions pollution issues.

July 5, 2016

Fresno, California 

Source: Smart Emissions Reducer product was featured on Central Valley Talk, media outlet located in Fresno, California; in discussing affordable available technology aimed at lessen toxic harmful vehicle emissions.

With so much focus on lessening harmful vehicle emissions, no stone is being left unturned in finding solutions to this challenging problem. The market offers many innovations that claim the lesson emissions and increase fuel economy; however none of them have been able to capture the attention of the Mike & Athena Show, which airs on Central Valley Talk, from Fresno California, like the Smart Emissions Reducer has.

Many vehicle manufactures have now disclosed to the public their failure in achieving optimum results in meeting mandated benchmarks for making their vehicles more environmentally friendly. With so many car manufactures now admitting they have fallen short on these required expectations, many are looking for answers how to not only meet original goals, but to leap beyond the minimum standards.

Smart Emissions Reducer company representatives were invited to discuss their take on this complicated problem, while also sharing their innovation with the audience of the Make & Athena Show, which airs on Central Valley Talk. Central Valley Talk is local programing to the Fresno Metro Area and can be found on local cable providers and online, as it airs its content via digital and terrestrial broadcasting.

Smart Emissions Reducer representatives shared with the Mike and Athena the differences between the Smart Emissions Reducer and other emissions reduction technology, and how the device achieves its purpose. The complete interview can be watched by clicking here.

“The fix for emissions problems are here and now, and unlike other technology, this product provides an ROI,” commented the Smart Emissions Reducer company representative.

“There is a major vehicle manufacture from Germany, that shall remain nameless, could really use this,” commented Mike, of Mike & Athena Show.

The issue of solving vehicle emissions is a very hot conversation with audiences of vehicle manufactures, green tech innovators, environmentalist, legislators, and regulators are aiming their sights in on this area of public policy.

The Smart Emissions reducer is a proven technology, having been put through a battery of lab test, including with Roush Industries, Free-Col Labs, and Keshi Group; and has been put to the test in the field in a number of real time vehicle use situations with selected commercial vehicle fleets and municipal government. Both lab and field test have demonstrated the technologies validity and worthiness.

“This is not just a local product, I have been to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and the product has been offered in China as well. This is a worldwide solution that is here and available now,” contributed Smart Emissions Reducer representatives.

The discussion was so popular and interesting; Smart Emissions Reducer was invited back for another interview, to answer questions listeners/viewers had about the innovative apparatus. The second interview can be viewed by clicking here.

Smart Emissions Reducer representatives provided further commentary on the procedure on how the parent company’s technical program, which allows for results to be quantified by consumer of the innovation.

“We asked them back because they have a fascinating, fascinating story about their product,” added Mike from Mike & Athena, Central Valley Talk.

“Its parent company representatives are available to further discuss a potential trial program for fleets that are looking to maximize their vehicle’s potential,” relayed Smart Emissions Reducer representatives, “we encourage them to participate in a pilot program so they can get a better understanding on how the device will work for them.”

More videos about the Smart Emissions Reducer can be found at the company’s social media YouTube channel.

For more information about Smart Emissions Reducer, visit www.SmartEmissionsReducer.com

Extreme Energy Solutions Provides the Racing Community with An Answer to EPA’s Desire to Regulate Emissions in Racing

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May 15, 2016, New Holland, Pennsylvania

Source: Green Tech Company Extreme Energy Solutions offers the Smart Emissions Reducer Technology as an alternative solution in combating the EPA’s efforts to impose new rules that would significantly impact grass roots racing.

The technology first introduced to commercial fleets, improved upon, marketed and distributed by individuals involved in dirt track racing makes full circle as the Smart Emissions Reducer is brought back to where Extreme Energy Solutions got its roots, Orange County Fair Speedway and the local racing community.

Former Street Stock racer Samuel K. Burlum, now CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions Inc, implemented a plan to vet the Smart Emissions Reducer as a legitimate and affordable answer in reducing harmful toxic emissions on gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Set out on a journey in 2010, Burlum and the Company were able to seek the blessing of the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission in allowing vehicles under the agency’s rulemaking to be retrofitted with the device.

Armed with having a CARB Executive Order Number (D-671) and permission to offer the device by the NYC TLC, Extreme Energy Solutions began to offer its product to commercial business fleets, municipal government fleets, and individual vehicle owners whom were interested in lessening their carbon footprint while also wanting to conserve on their need of fossil fuels.

In 2012, the Smart Emissions Reducer technology was tested coast to coast by municipal and county government, commercial business fleets, taxi cab fleets, and other interest parties across the nation. The consistency in pilot program test results caught the attention of engine and vehicle manufactures in search of emissions reduction efficiency technology. In 2013, Extreme Energy Solutions entered into relationships with these interested parties from the automotive industry.

Simultaneously, Extreme Energy Solutions was bolstering its cache of lab test results, when it enrolled Roush Industries to test the device under controlled conditions, which would yield results up to 65 percent in emissions reductions with the side benefit of fuel economy up to 7.5% in fuel efficiency gains.

The Changzhou Keshi Group, a specialty vehicle manufacturer of mining equipment vehicles would later test the Smart Emissions Reducer in under strict laboratory conditions, reporting back up to a 5% potential increase in fuel efficiency, on a 5.9 liter Cummings diesel powered engine. Keshi also discovered the device could reach up to a 63% reduction in harmful toxic emissions during these test protocols. A battery of tests would demonstrate the Smart Emissions Reducer would deliver 20% to 50% in consistent emissions reductions, while offering no less than 2% to 3% in minimal fuel economy engine efficiency gains.

The testing data was reviewed by Dr. Carley Corrado, with the Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who provided commentary on the Statistical Margin of Error within the test report, evaluating the reduction of emissions and improved fuel efficiency by addition of the SER onto a new Cummings diesel engine.

“The total emissions averaged over 6 modes tested in the categories of CO, K/M, and N% were decreased by 22%, 25%, and 18% respectively,” added Dr. Corrado, “There was a decrease in Brake Specific Fuel Consumption, (BSFC) of 2.3% which is equivalent to the corresponding improvement of fuel efficiency.”

“Conservative projections of the fuel economy savings resulting from addition of the SER estimates an ROI of 1.2 years and a total fuel savings of 10,000 liters (2641 gallons) of fuel over the expected lifespan of the SER,” continued Corrado.

As of recent, Free-Col Labs had conducted a series of Mass Spectrometer Test, to verify the validity of the Smart Emissions Reducer device, and with much surprise, the technology performed much beyond the expectation of its original estimated form and functionality.

Ed Grimm. Vice President of Infinity Industry Controls and a NASA Certified Calibrations Inspector, vetted the results and the technology in saying that the findings were consistent with previous testing conducted on the device.

Burlum and Extreme Energy Solutions wanted to test the device within the racing community, so they reconnected with their old friend, Veteran Driver Tommy Vigh Jr., whom was undecided on his 2016 racing season campaign.

Burlum shared his Company’s plan to test the Smart Emissions Reducer on the popular 602 GM Crate Engine, and quickly partnered with Crate Motor Connection in testing the device on the engine dyno while it would be up to Vigh to test the technology in real time conditions on the track.

Crate Motor Connection tested the device and found that it had no adverse effects on the 602 GM Crate engine, while it did show some increase to engine/fuel efficiency. Results on the track are too early to tell, however Extreme Energy Solutions and Veteran Tommy Vigh Jr. are committed in finding out all of the effects and benefits the device can provide to his fellow racer, as their alliance extends well into the 2017 racing season.

Extreme Energy Solutions had partnered up with schools of thought in testing the device, such as Clarkson University, and the SAE Snowmobile Team, where the University’s entry was outfitted with the Smart Emissions Reducer in 2013 national competition, giving the fuel economy challenge win over to Clarkson. King Abdulla University of Science and Technology (KAUST) had also tested the SER.  The device was furthered tested and implemented into practice as a part of the Liberty Motors Entry into the Progressive X Prize Fuel Economy Race in 2010.

The technology continues to be tested in the field, with projects continuing in Jordan, China, and domestically in the United States. The Smart Emissions Reducer has been introduced to markets in the US, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, China, Italy, and South Africa. Executives and Tech experts with Extreme Energy Solutions met with Lamborghini in July of 2015; with the intent the vehicle manufacturers would test the device in their lab and on their super cars.

Nearing the 2016 racing season brought the usual habits of many local racers; the last minute scramble to prepare their equipment for another race season; the start of the 2016 race season also brought much concern to the racing community when the EPA made the announcement that it was going to ban the conversion of street vehicles for off road racing usage.

The EPA argued that these vehicles originally designated for street use, during the conversion process, the vehicles emissions control equipment would be removed from the vehicle, adding to the roles vehicles that would now contribute to omitting harmful toxic vehicle emissions; vehicles that were never intended for racing competition.

The EPA continued their argument that it was against law to remove emissions control devices and equipment however hobbyist and racers would push back. With the help of organizations like SEMA, racers were able to put to bed this argument so they can go on to race another day.

However Samuel K. Burlum thinks is just a matter of time the EPA will challenge the industry and sport once again,

“EPA has been very aggressive as it relates emissions reduction and fuel efficiency of vehicles, as their decisions have proven over the past years. Racing is not immune to the EPA’s desire and racing sanction bodies should be looking for alternatives in policing themselves with some sort of effort satisfactory enough to keep the agency at bay.”

“The Smart Emissions Reducer has proven itself as a serious consideration and solution to this issue, for it does not negatively effect the performance of the engine, is cost effective, and has the data to uphold the argument about its effectiveness in lowering harmful vehicle emissions,” continued Burlum.

Burlum also was quick to point out other larger racing bodies have taken steps toward recognizing the industries contribution to environmental impact.

“NASCAR has even taken steps in trying to minimize racings impact on the environment. It ushered in the switch from carbureted engines to the mandate of fuel injection due to the benefits of fuel economy it provides. Then we saw NASCAR switch to an ethanol enriched blended fuel. It’s just a matter of time before they begin to explore other options to self-police this issue.”

The Smart Emissions Reducer message can be found on the sides of the #92 Extreme Kleaner/Extreme Energy Solutions sponsored Dirt Sportsman Modified race car driven by Veteran Tommy Vigh Jr., as it states on the bottom of the door, “Go Green with the Same Machine!”

This message is also extended to the #H2O Energy Flow/Extreme Energy Solutions sponsored Dirt Sportsman Modified wheeled by the Rookie Sportsman driver Jimmy Devitt.

The message is even more pronounced on the side of Connor Otten’s #11 Dirt Sportsman Modified, seen at competition at both the Orange County Fair Speedway and Accord Speedway.

For more information you can visit www.ExtremeEnergySolutions.net and www.SmartEmissionsReducer.com

 

 

 

Extreme Energy Solutions CEO and President, Samuel K. Burlum “tells it all” in his new book, “Life in the Green Lane-in Pursuit of the American Dream,” set to release.

Source: Samuel K. Burlum provides an inside look into the epic journey that has become what we know today as Extreme Energy Solutions; a green tech company aimed at researching, developing, manufacturing, and distributing emissions reduction technology, green technology, and environmentally friendly products; while also sharing the challenges that one could possibly face in today’s economic climate; Burlum shares his experiences in great detail.

West Milford, New Jersey, November 2, 2015

It was considered one of the largest open source research projects in America, and then it fell short to deliver to the market. Out of the ashes of the rise and fall of the Hydro Assist Fuel Cell and its manufacturer, Dutchman Enterprises, came a number of off-shoot companies whom continued on their own to search for answers in the green technology sector, aimed in addressing some of society’s most pressing issues; the continued use of fossil fuels, the mitigation of harmful toxic vehicle emissions, and the development of products to lesson our impact on mother nature.

This is the story of just one of those teams of people, whom kept their passion for these areas of expertise alive, and brought their ideas together which lead to the formation of Extreme Energy Solutions, Inc., located in Ogdensburg, New Jersey. In “Life in the Green Lane…Pursuit of the American Dream,” Extreme Energy Solutions CEO and President, Samuel K. Burlum reflects on what it took for the Company to bring to market such products as the Smart Emissions Reducer, Extreme Kleaner Multi-purpose Non-Toxic Cleaner-Degreaser, the Sidewinder ATV, Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments, and other products and services offered by the green tech company.

Burlum continues in his story, “Life in the Green Lane,” to give a step by step account on how his team was able to achieve feats in technology that were considered impossible, including the how they achieved the results that lead to controversy both locally and nationally. He shares the science and the technical know-how in laymen language so that even someone, whom may not be a technical expert in the areas of green technology, or fuel economy, or even automotive technology, could gain a bird’s eye view on the possibilities in improving the gas mileage of a vehicle.

“No entrepreneurial journey is without some sort of set of challenges, for they assist you in growing and making your company, products, and business plan better,” contributed Samuel K. Burlum, author of “Life in the Green Lane,” whom is also a business consultant to other Main Street businesses up to mid-size companies, “For years, I have met new people who wanted to know the story of how our company got started, and why did we believe in our vision. When I would share our story, I found that the longer we were in business, the more we achieved, the longer the story became; so it was suggested we offer our story in the form of a book to inquiring parties.”

Burlum discusses the “early days” when he was just a part of a third party research team focused on the development of alternative fuel delivery systems for the automotive aftermarket, and how those many lessons learned assisted the team and what would become later, the company, overcome barriers of entry into the market. From the technology to the marketing, Burlum describes the series of events that have occurred over the past seven years to present which has led to the commercialization of number of products and services in the areas of emissions reduction and fuel efficiency.

“As many of the talented technicians whom were involved with the project, we found better ways around the challenges of such technology applications, and would find ways to make these types of devices to work, however the results would usually be accompanied by many man hours of invested time, devoted research, and some trial and error.”

Today, Burlum and Extreme Energy Solutions continue their research and development of ideas and concepts aimed to decrease harmful toxic emissions of both gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Burlum shares his and fellow teammate’s journey from their humble beginnings in the borough of Ogdensburg, to their road trips coast to coast, which they installed a number of the Smart Emissions Reducer devices under the hoods of commercial and municipal fleet vehicles. By the year 2012-2013 showed on the calendar, the company was now engaged in testing and discussions with vehicle manufacturers whom showed interest in the new promising device.

Burlum provides insight of the behind the scenes of what it took in order for the company to achieve successes, or as he calls, “small victories,” more or less benchmarks when and where the company could demonstrate market demand for its products. “Life in the Green Lane,” caters to those readers whom may have a technical interest in green technology, and it caters to the entrepreneur at heart. The 300 page plus book outlines times and dates, to give you a sense of the series of events, and how quickly the company grew in commercializing its products.

Burlum says he is releasing the book before the company has monumental success, because not all stories have romantic endings.

“Sometimes people need to know the truth of the grit and grind that goes along with pursuing your dreams. There are dream stealers whom enjoy watching others fail, some of them could be very close to you, maybe even in your own home. Then on the other side of the spectrum there are folks who will become your biggest fans because of what you stand for, because of your core values and the very value you create will benefit the many,” Burlum adds.

“Life in the Green Lane” is almost complete, and there has not been a final release date established yet, there has been a tentative date of March 2016.  You can pre-order your copy before they hit the shelves of books stores at http://igg.me/at/lifeinthegreenlane/x/6455610

Extreme Energy Solutions Announces Launch of its New Research and Development Division, E-Tech Performance

Source: Having years of experience in the fields of green tech, alternative fuel technology, and technical service processes, Extreme Energy Solutions establishes new Company division in furthering its next up and coming automotive innovation.

Ogdensburg, NJ.  August 11, 2015

It’s rare a company is able to recoup its losses associated with research and development of new products or services. According to the article, “Brand Flops,” published by Forbes Magazine, March, 31, 2010, well over 95% of new products introduced to the market fail according to research conducted by AcuPoll.

Putting into perspective that statistic, only 5% of all cost, financial and labor hours, associated with research and development are ever recouped in the through the commercialization of a product or service.

However it seems the green tech company, Extreme Energy Solutions, seems to have unique formula for beating the statistics. Since 2010, the Company has commercialized the majority of the products it has launched under its stewardship, having five active product/service lines of the seven it had introduced to the market.

Among the top performers are the product-service lines of Smart Emissions Reducer, Extreme Kleaner, and Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments. Extreme Energy Solutions has also begun to distribute H2O Energy Flow (bottled water from Wisconsin), and continues to offer finance options of its technology via Fleet Worx Leasing.

Eager to capitalize on all the knowledge it acquired from its early days as a third party research and development consulting company; Extreme Energy Solutions was able to find a use for all of the data and research related to alternative fuel delivery systems and technologies for the transportation and auto industry.

Extreme Energy Solutions recently established E-Tech Performance, an entity founded with the intent to develop solutions for bridging the gap between hardware and software dedicated for use in the automotive industry. The company has three products under development of E-Tech, including E-Missions Automotive Intelligence, a software product concept with the intent to solve the challenge of allowing new emissions equipment to operate in cinque with the current automotive vehicle products offered by car manufactures today.

Samuel K. Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, Inc. explains…

“When we were a third party research entity, we discovered there was a need for a solution that would help hardware technology to be more adaptable to the current automotive platforms offered from vehicle manufacturers.

We observed many inventors whom would try to get the vehicle to react to their technology, when they should have been doing the opposite; they should have been tailoring their technology to the actual needs of the vehicle,” continued Burlum

Establishing E-Tech Performance will allow for us to continue our research in this area of expertise, in developing our three phases of our future product line associated with emissions reduction, fuel efficiency, and engine performance, in a software platform that might be able to someday be offered to engine and vehicle manufactures.

The other option is to develop tools and a platform that will allow for aftermarket devices to become more compatible with pre-existing conditions in which such devices or apparatuses must contend with. We see both options as a possibility and viable, however they are both long term strategies and such products are not developed and released overnight.”

E-Tech Performance LLC is a division of Extreme Energy Solutions, Inc., whereas the parent (Extreme) owns the majority of the start-up entity. The entity is still in its very early phases having less than 9 months in existence. E-Tech will still need additional funding dedicated to their assigned projects, staffing, and management. At this time, it is sharing services with Extreme to save cost.

E-Tech Performance will also offer consulting services to other inventors and developers in the same space. E-Tech’s key asset is its former research and data from Extreme’s early days as consultants to a company that dabbled in HHO technology, as well as its relationships and access to testing laboratories.

“Offering these services will help fund critical research needed for product development,” added Burlum, “Again on the product side, we are only in the concept phase, as I mentioned this is a long term and endeavor.”

“It was if we had to wait until the market caught up with our knowledge capital.”

E-Tech Performance’s overall goal is to develop a new engine management system aimed at helping the auto industry meet demands of emissions reduction initiatives while increasing fuel efficiency and performance of vehicles. E-Tech and its parent, Extreme, visions the platform as an option for engine and vehicle manufacturers to utilize in creating conditions where the software helps more of the “rubber to meet the road,” and for vehicles that utilize internal combustion engines to be more environmentally friendly.

Visit www.ExtremeEnergySolutions.net for more information.

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“Smart Emissions Reducer Yields Positive Results in Jordan”

SOURCE: Extreme Energy Solutions partners with local fleets in giving the Smart Emissions Reducer a trial run in lowering vehicle emissions while looking to increase gas mileage in Jordan; yielding positive results on the ground.

August 5, 2015  Amman, Jordan

January 2015, two local industry leaders in Jordan partnered with Extreme Energy Solutions in testing the validity of the Smart Emissions Reducer Technology. The device was put to the test in a series of real world, real time conditions on both gas and diesel engines, on both medium and heavy duty commercial and transit vehicles. Three different fleets were chosen to demonstrate the Smart Emissions Reducer’s impact on multiple fleet situations.

The first to agree to test the Smart Emissions Reducer device was Nicola Abu Khader & Sons Company, or NASCO, the region’s largest dealer of aftermarket parts and supplies for the automotive industry. NASCO agreed to have four of their vehicle retrofitted with the device, including one Mercedes Actros long haul truck, and three Mitsubishi Fuso-Canter delivery box trucks.

Over the 90 day trial period term, the NASCO fleet demonstrated a 9% fuel efficiency gain while also obtaining an average of 20% decrease in overall harmful vehicle emissions. All vehicles tested utilized diesel engine power plants. NASCO agreed to continue to testing the Smart Emissions Reducer devices.

The City Municipal Transit, or CMT, also vetted the product’s worthiness. CMT experienced a range of emissions results at first, due to the many variables in which these vehicles operate. The majority of the positive gains experienced were in the direction of emissions reduction. CMT fleet comprised of Yutong manufactured transit passenger buses outfitted with Cummings diesel engines. 20% to 74% averages in harmful vehicle-engine exhaust emissions reductions were realized.

Nicola Abu Khader, CEO of the Abu Khader Group, the parent company of NASCO, the region’s largest auto parts supplier, and operator of car dealerships that offer BMW, Daewoo, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Mitsubishi, and Opal vehicles, and are private partners in the local bus transit system, City Municipal Transit; tested the new green technology for reducing emission, offered by an emerging technology company from New Jersey; agreed to extend testing to other commercial fleets in which they influence.

“It will be great to demonstrate more consistent results with other fleets in the region, thus making a stronger case for your device (the Smart Emissions Reducer) to be needed in Jordan.”

Extreme Energy Solutions technical team installed Smart Emissions Reducers on selected vehicles from multiple fleets. Once vehicles were retrofitted with the devices, Extreme tech team members would travel to Amman to follow up on the fleet’s progress, conducting emissions testing at the recommended benchmarks. Fleets would report back their fuel savings. At the end of each trial term, representatives of each fleet and the Extreme Energy Solutions would review the data, and come to an understanding of the devices capabilities.

Yasser Fannoun, General Manager of Fannoun Tires, also has partnered with Extreme Energy Solutions, in testing the Smart Emissions Reducer, in Jordan, to help lower fuel consumption and address the concerns about rising pollution problems in the City of Amman.  Fannoun also operates Fannoun for Trade and Transport, a trucking and logistics company, which is the test bed for proving the Smart Emissions Reducer’s ability to help lower emissions.

Over ten Fannoun trucks were retrofitted with the device, which too, yielded both positive emissions reduction and fuel efficiency results. Fuel efficiency varied from 2.5% to 4.8% average during the term of the trial program, emissions reductions ranged from 20% to 30% average. Under their previous business model, the fleet would have realized a return on investment on purchasing the devices under a year’s time.  Mercedes Actros cab over semis with diesel powered engines were the test subjects of this fleet.

City of Amman continues to grow, and with growth brings more vehicles to the road. With more vehicles on the road, brings the concern of increasing from more vehicle traffic. Developing over the region is a haze, a major concern, with increasing pollution as the possible contributor of this matter.

“We greatly appreciate the cooperation of  the Abu Khader Group-NASCO and Fannoun,” added Samuel K. Burlum, CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions, “They have been very gracious have been great partners in testing the device. We look forward in working with them in the near future.”

Continued trial testing with additional vehicle fleets within the Abu Khader-NASCO network are set to begin in early September of 2015.

Jordan is a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.  The majority of Jordan’s petro and diesel is imported from outside the country. Saving money on fuel is not only a matter of interest in the commercial market, but of interest by public entities. Emissions reduction is always important to preserving air and water quality to any metro area with a growing population.

The Extreme Energy Solutions Team was led by Samuel K. Burlum, CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions and recognized Fuel Economy Expert Michael Holler, who visited Jordan multiple times during the partnered testing program. Extreme Energy Solutions is headquartered in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, and is the provider of other technology that delivers on having a positive impact on the environment, in addition to Smart Emissions Reducer.

More references related to this story at www.ExtremeEnergySolutions.net, or www.SmartEmissionsReducer.com,

2015 World Green Energy Symposium Combines Policy Making-Industry, Offering Sustainable Economic-Environmental Solutions

March 21, 2015

Washington, D.C.

Source: World Green Energy Symposium recognizes current and former WGES Nova Award Honorees, whom have answered the call to bring public policy and technology together in solving environmental and economic challenges.

2015 World Green Energy Symposium, this year held in Washington DC, at University of District of Columbia, March 12, left no stone unturned in discussing energy, green technology, environmental policy, economic sustainability, as the event offered expertise from many market segments. From government to industry; schools of thought and students to community activist; answers to solve some of today’s most pressing concerns came from every corner of the gathering.

“We want to thank you all for coming today in attending this year’s WGES,” said Professor Robert Gallagher, Executive Chair of the World Green Energy Symposium as he welcomed all guests to the well-attended event, “You will find opportunities galore from industry to government, from schools of thought to community activist, you will not be disappointed by the options of answers you can gather from today’s offerings.”

Four-time Emmy Winner, former Broadcast Journalist Jan Fox was the event’s emcee and opened the event at 9:00 am introducing special guest and speakers to the podium.

Professor Gallagher first recognized all of the past World Green Energy Symposium NOVA Award Honorees for their contributions to advancements in solving problems associated with environmental and energy issues. Then Gallagher took a moment to recognize this, year’s recipient, Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSE) of the University of DC.

“We are honored to add another member to class of NOVA Award Winners. The Current Class includes the City of Washington DC, City of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Dow Chemical, and Extreme Energy Solutions, among others who have demonstrated making steps and development of policies and technologies that lead us to protecting our environment and natural resources, while providing sustainable choices,”

“We are honored to present Dr. Sabine O’Hare and CAUSE with this year’s NOVA Award for their efforts in becoming a sustainable land grant site, being totally sustainable, including their construction of this campus,” Gallagher professed.

“We are honored to accept this award. This is not just my award, but a reflection of all of our staff, students, board, alumni, suppliers, and the rest of the individuals who supported our vision for our school,” Dr. O’Hare added, “The city supported our goals, which provided us the opportunity to be the only 100% sustainable University in the District.”

Tribute was paid in accommodations by a number of special guests who included Mr. James Lyons, President of University of DC, who welcomed attendees to the campus and to the event. He was followed by Margaret Singleton, Vice President of DC Chamber of Commerce; Tommy Wells, Acting Director, District Department of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia; and then Dr. O’Hare wrapped up the morning session showcasing the series of steps CAUSE took to develop their sustainable campus.

The mid-day panel represented opportunities within federal government and presented case studies; steps and initiatives that government has taken to become even more-green, thus saving taxpayer money in the meantime. Panel was led by Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, from GSA who shared the agency’s green building practices; which including the usage of energy efficiency tech, LEED construction practices, and maximizing space.

Ms. Kristine Kingery presented what the Army is doing to become more environmentally friendly in managing its assets and bases around the world. Ms. Jo Anne Hill, with the US Department of Commerce, provided a discussion referencing contract opportunities available for Minority Owned Business Enterprises in the area of sustainability and environmental initiatives by the federal government. The session was concluded by Mr. Landon Van Dyke, with the Department of State, who shared the vision and ongoing practices by the Department of State in greening US Embassies around the world.

The afternoon full of workshops; discussions and question and answer sessions from a number of interests: new technology, transportation solutions, the use of big data to monitor energy usage and energy conservation, understanding public private partnerships were just part of the plethora of sessions one could choose from.

Two of the workshops that stood out were the discussion lead by Mr. Samuel K. Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, who presented a case study and examples about here and now available technology that could lower harmful toxic emissions from vehicles, including advancements made in this technology sector, and the importance of embracing the retrofit technology market. Burlum shared his vision of public policy measures that would allow for green technology to blossom. You can see the complete video at here.

Another well attended workshop provided insight on deploying sustainable technology to the continent of Africa. Panel, moderated by Ron Uba, Department of Commerce-MBDA; led by Mr. Ken Johnson, provided information referencing emerging economies within developing nations. Mr. Johnson discussed examples of countries within Africa who were struggling to meet the demands of water, energy, power, food supply, and alternatives currently being investigated to meet these needs.

Attendees casted their vote of satisfaction as the even came to a close, all leaving with valuable information and contacts from the event.

“There is still much work to be done in this field of practice,” Burlum contributed, “the areas of environmental protection, green technology, alternative energy, sustainability, and policy making that drives the markets to evolve are still very much in their infancy. If you compare this industry to the early days of the .com boom or the early days of the information age, you can see the ‘green industry’ is following those same trends,”

“There are other drivers to the movement of environmental sustainability, which I believe one of them is generational. There are far more X, Y, and Millennial generation individuals who were cultured with a sense of environmental regard for the planet than the previous generations. These generations who grew up with recycling in the classroom; earth day celebrations; they were the generations who have embraced most of the green technology we have today; so it is no surprise that we are seeing large growth in this area. As they exercise their purchasing power, and combine that with their life style habits, you get a demanding market segment who wants more organic and green choices. It’s a trend companies like our welcome in the near future,” mentioned Burlum.

For more information about the World Green Energy Symposium go to www.wges.us

Professor Robert Gallagher and 4 Time Emmy Winner Jan Fox lead the 2015 WGES Event, which included Speakers and Guest from Industry and Government.

Extreme Energy Solutions Representatives were on hand to provide answers on how to lower harmful vehicle emissions and shared ideas on how to increase fuel efficiency.

Dr. O’Hare seen here with Mr. Lyons, Mr. Wells, Ms. Singleton, and Professor Gallagher, as Ms. O’Hare and CAUSE were honored with the 2015 WGES NOVA Award