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Region’s businesses invited to attend Emerging Energy Technologies Conference

08/06/2009

Businesses, researchers and investors interested in supporting the emerging energy sector are invited to attend an event which will explore the development and support of new energy technologies on the 16th June 2009 at the AMP Technology Centre near Rotherham.

Delegates of the Emerging Energy Technologies Conference will get a feel for the predominant design and themes within the broad spectrum of the energy sector; and will get an insight into the political and economic environment which is both supporting and challenging this market.

The event will focus on case studies from a variety of forward-thinking companies including Altium, British Airways and the Royal Mail who will have representatives speaking at the event.

Chris Scholey, Yorkshire Forward’s new Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Champion, previously the Managing Director of Renaissance South Yorkshire and Project Director at the AMP for three years, will be discussing the AMP’s energy and environmental credentials.

The presentations will be followed by an interactive panel session chaired by John Pullin, Editor of Professional Engineer magazine, so the day will be an ideal opportunity to ask questions and network.

The Emerging Energy Technologies Conference organised on behalf of Yorkshire Forward takes place at the flagship AMP, and is part of an increased focus on the environmental energy technology sector.

The AMP’s most recent construction, the Environmental Energy Technology Centre (EETC), offers flexible, serviced offices, laboratory and workshop units in a carbon-neutral building, powered by Europe's largest capacity hydrogen mini-grid system. It has been designed to allow companies to develop and expand their environmental energy technology business in the countries most environmentally advanced technology centre.

Jim Farmery, Assistant Director at Yorkshire Forward commented; “Environmental technologies not only help to reduce energy and resource consumption resulting in less emissions and waste—they also offer real business benefits by cutting costs and improving competitiveness.

“There is huge potential for the region’s businesses to tap into the emerging environmental energy technologies market and we hope this event will help them do this. The AMP is an ideal location for these businesses to locate with its wealth of materials and manufacturing expertise and EETC allows companies to reinforce their commitment to environment."

For more information regarding the conference contact Stefania Bianco 0114 254 1206/ sbianco@oxin.co.uk.

Notes to editors:

Yorkshire Forward
• Yorkshire Forward is the Regional Development Agency behind the economic regeneration of Yorkshire and Humber. It aims to make a positive difference by investing in jobs, improving towns and cities, and in supporting businesses throughout the region.
• Yorkshire Forward’s investment across the region is maximised by attracting European Regional Development Funding from the Objective One and Two programmes.
• For further information, images or to arrange an interview, please contact Laura Scholey, Press Manager on 0113 3949540 or email laura.scholey@yorkshire-forward.com