Discover the Real Green: Greener Factories Forum – November 14

By admin| 3 Min Read | October 26, 2023

By Tom Reed

Unlock the Benefits of Cleaner Manufacturing

Join us on November 14th at the Greener Factories Forum, hosted by the Clean Energy Manufacturing initiative. This groundbreaking event is designed to help manufacturing companies like yours find the real green (money!) in greener factory activities. Beyond the global benefits of reduced emissions, waste, and energy consumption, we will share the best regional and national resources to help you successfully navigate this transition to cleaner manufacturing processes.

Lead the Way Towards a Net Zero Economy

At Catalyst Connection, we believe in highlighting regional efforts toward a net zero economy. Our focus is on setting ambitious goals, implementing innovative initiatives, and paving the path forward. By joining the Greener Factories Forum, you will gain valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies that will enable you to be a pioneer in the green manufacturing industry. Hear from experts including:

  • Balancing Emission Reduction Efforts with Business Growth: CLEAResult & Subcity
  • Supplier Sustainability Commitment Programs: US Steel
  • Financing Your Energy Efficiency Upgrades: USDA and Berner Air Curtains
  • Affordable Energy Efficiency Upgrades: 3R Sustainability
  • Energy Audits & Assessments: Industrial Assessment Center at WVU

Unlock Funding Opportunities for Your Business

We understand that financing your goals is crucial. That’s why the Greener Factories Forum will provide you with essential information on low-interest loans, grants, and other innovative programs. With billions of available dollars, you can upgrade your business, adopt sustainable practices, and tap into new customer markets. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your goals a reality.

Tuesday, November 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Register Now
Attend virtually or in-person at Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
$39 per person

Regional Projects

A collaboration among Northeast Natural Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy, West Virginia University, and Patterson UTI drilling is developing a 15,000-foot geothermal well near Morgantown, West Virginia to test geothermal energy potential and gather information relative to the potential for Carbon Capture and Sequestration.  At least 35 vendors have contributed to the project so far – a testament to the supply chain opportunities with such a project.

Additional Opportunities and Next Steps

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 offers energy-saving federal tax incentives for commercial projects that use geothermal water source heat pumps.  Given the tax benefits associated with the installation of a new geothermal system, companies are encouraged to consult with their tax advisor to fully understand and take advantage of these benefits.

As with most industries, a number of trade associations are available to facilitate business contacts in the industry.  Some of those partners include the Radiant Professionals Alliance, the Electric & Gas Industries Association and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Join the Clean Energy Manufacturing team on October 11 in Morgantown, West Viriginia, as they visit Northeast Natural Energy to learn about the relationship between geothermal and shale resource development.  Reserve a spot here