About the Expo
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) presented its 2nd annual Green Business Expo Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The Expo showcased presenters and exhibitors from innovative businesses offering real cost saving opportunities for private and public enterprises while providing an environmental return for the citizens of Louisiana. Participants assisted in building a report card, which scored presenters on implementation possibilities of their technology.
2011 LDEQ Green Business Expo
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Curt Eysink, Executive Director
Louisiana Workforce Commission
Executive Director Curt Eysink of the Louisiana Workforce Commission will speak about the state’s green jobs initiative. The presentation will focus on opportunities for Louisiana’s business community to benefit from global demand for green products and services while increasing the environmental quality of life for Louisiana citizens. Eysink will present research findings from an 18-month study of Louisiana’s green economy and discuss ways in which the workforce investment community will ensure Louisiana workers are prepared to meet changing employer needs.
Hudson Ansley, CEO | Warren Surcouf, III, VP of Business Development
Cerion Energy, Inc. is based in Rochester, NY, and was founded in February, 2007 by a unique team comprised of veteran entrepreneurs, experienced former Eastman Kodak Co. scientists with over 200 years of research experience and hundreds of patents, & internationally renowned Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) staff.
GO2 Diesel Fuel Optimizer (GO2) is a product of Cerion Energy Inc. and is a 3rd generation nanoparticle combustion catalyst. The effect of adding GO2 is increased fuel economy, MPG, and a significant reduction of unwanted and harmful exhaust emissions. Tests have demonstrated that adding GO2 improves fuel efficiency by 8-13%.
Bill DeVillier, P.E., CEO
Energy Solutions, LLC, is a Louisiana company that manufactures high quality, renewable energy products. Energy Solutions has developed the Apollo MMX, a solar tracking device which uses sunlight to produce electricity. Solar tracking maximizes power production by positioning the panels directly in front of the sun throughout the day. The Apollo MMX is unique because it tracks the sun by tilting the panels in two planes instead of rotating them. As a result, the Apollo MMX creates 60% - 80% more energy than traditional stationary solar systems.
Its revolutionary compact design and surface mount technology make it easy to install and maintain. Utilizing surface mount technology allows the Apollo MMX to be installed on flat roof buildings, an area inaccessible by tracking systems until now.
Sarie Joubert, Manager, Public Affairs
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Barnett, Haynesville, Bossier, Marcellus and Pearsall natural gas shale plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial midstream, compression, drilling and oilfield service assets.
Chesapeake’s “Fueling the Future” initiative supports using Compressed Natural Gas, (CNG), to fuel our 4700 fleet vehicles including a nationwide Natural Gas Vehicle market development program.
Monica’s presentation was entitled “Meeting the World’s Energy Needs: Innovative Energy Technology.” She shared ExxonMobil’s perspective on meeting the world’s growing energy needs though a set of integrated solutions using all available sources of energy – solutions that require new and innovative energy technology.
Steven Rowlan, Environmental Affairs Director
Steve addressed the topic of “Is everything that is “green” sustainable?” As one of the largest recyclers in the world Nucor would be considered very sustainable by most measures but, is it also considered to be a “green”? He talked about how “green washing” demanding “green” can lead to unsustainable practices and products that may have more significant impacts than other less “green” alternatives.
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Walter Boasso, President, CEO
Aqua Green, LLC is an established aquaculture firm located in Perkinston, MS. The company is involved in production of freshwater and marine finfish for food as well as for restoration purposes. Aqua Green is the only commercial inland producer of marine fish in the Gulf coast region and employs recirculating aquaculture technologies coupled with novel wastewater management strategies. A number of juvenile marine finfish species can be produced by Aqua Green to help restore Louisiana as well as other Gulf coastal state waters including red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), cobia (Rachycentron canadum), southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), and Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulates). In addition to its finfish production capabilities, Aqua Green is exploring the use of facility effluent for the aquaponic production of various fresh and saltwater plant species for food as well as restoration purposes. To complement the company’s research and development program, Aqua Green has established working relationships with the following partners: Auburn University, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Mississippi Dept. of Marine Resources, Mississippi State University, Mote Marine Laboratory, Southern University, and USDA. Aqua Green can provide immediate impact to the restoration of finfish of importance to Gulf of Mexico inshore and near shore waters.
Don Alford, Vice President Business Development
Vapor Point, a Louisiana owned company offers innovative emission control technology to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Vapor Lock, our patented hydraulic amalgamation recovery process, utilizes proprietary chemistry to recover harmful VOC’s that would traditionally be released to the atmosphere. The Vapor Lock system offers a solution to meet or exceed the challenging standards and regulations for air quality from the state and federal levels. Our system will treat high – inlet concentrations of VOC emissions with a small manageable footprint that can be located close to the emission source. The Vapor Lock system recycles harmful vapors and converts them to recovered fluid with high BTU value, without creating waste. This GREEN technology maintains efficiency recovery of > 95 % and will greatly reduce if not eliminate the excessive use of traditional technologies such as carbon, and disposal issues associated with them. In addition to controlling VOC emissions, the Vapor Lock device can also be used to capture other harmful constituents such as H2S, Ammonia, Mercaptins, etc.
William Azzalino, AIA, Chief Executive Officer
Eco-Oil Treatment is a provider of non-toxic, leading edge solutions and Green Chemistry products for the clean-up of VOC’s, Oil/ Fats/Grease residues and spills from water, beaches, soils, fauna, fowl, humans, fabrics and materials in place without further off-site treatment or disposal in an effective, economical and efficient manner. We provide for the Eco-Sensitive, Non-Toxic, Naturally Remediated Cleanup and Recovery of Hydrocarbons from Spills, Waste and Waste Water Treatment.
Randy Loup, CEO | Monica Brandt, Avelis V.P. & Managing Partner
AvGro, a Louisiana firm, utilizes an advanced, organic technology that directly addresses the soil and water needs for soil remediation, agriculture production and coastal restoration. Our products transform damaged soil into productive land and reduce dependency on synthetic fertilizers while increasing yield.
AvGro products, AvGro Mend and AvGro Crop/Turf, comply with escalating regulations as they are non-synthetic and non-toxic and pose no risk to the environment. In addition to binding soil particles, retaining moisture, regenerating the soil food-web and supporting vegetation, this technology chemically binds toxic substances within the soil to reduce leaching into ground water, the water-ways of rivers and lakes and marine environments. AvGro encompasses fertilizing properties and therefore can significantly reduce the need for synthetic fertilizer.
Presenter's Report Card Results
| ||50% ||50% || |
| ||Presentation, Innovation Factor, ROI, Green Factor ||Practical Application Factor ||Cumulative Grade |
|AvGro ||3.67 ||3.56 ||3.62 |
|Cerion Energy, local subsidiary of Cerion Gulf ||2.97 ||2.75 ||2.86 |
|Aqua Green, LLC ||2.67 ||2.89 ||2.78 |
|Energy Solutions, LLC ||3.04 ||2.5 ||2.77 |
|Vapor Point ||3.01 ||2.44 ||2.73 |
|Eco-Oil Treatment Technologies Corporation ||2.7 ||2.44 ||2.57 |
|Chesapeake Energy Corporation ||2.5 ||2.13 ||2.32 |
Grading Scale: A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D = 1 point, F = 0 points
Presentation - Was the idea or product clearly communicated to the audience? Did you come away with a clear understand of the idea or product?
Innovation Factor - Is the idea or product original? Did the idea look at a problem in a new way? Does the product represent something completely new and different from anything currently in the marketplace?
Return on Investment (ROI) - Does the idea or product offer an attractive ROI for serious consideration?
Green Factor - Will the implementation of this idea or product have a positive impact on human health and the environment?
Practical Application Factor - Can the idea or product be pragmatically implemented to become a solution by the targeted users?
Technology presented and exhibited at the expo applies to the following sectors:
|Commercial Marine |
Oil & Gas
Oil Field Remediation
Storm Water Treatment
Reclaimed Water Users
Natural Gas Fueled Vehicles
|On-shore & Off-shore Drilling |
State & Government Agencies
Recreational and Commercial Fishing
Levee Building/Stabilization Contractors
Golf Course Greens Keepers
Commodity Land Farmers
Water/Waste Water Treatment
Land Remediation Specialists
Municipal Park Superintendents
High Salinity Dirt Pit Owners
Coastal Restoration Specialists
All representations made by participating companies are based solely upon information received from the participating companies. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality does not endorse or provide any warranty as to any representations made thereof. Please contact the participating companies directly to inquire about services, prices, availability, qualifications, etc.