NAVITASMAX Selected to Showcase Technology at 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit


NAVITASMAX, Dow, Lockheed Martin to be featured at DC Event February 28 – March 2 

CHANDLER, Ariz. – NAVITASMAX is excited to announce its selection for the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Hundreds of top technologists and cutting-edge clean tech organizations competed to participate in the Showcase, a hallway of America’s most promising prospects for winning the future in energy.

As one of ARPA-E’s selected organizations, NAVITASMAX will exhibit its Novel Grid Scale Renewable Energy Storage Technology to nearly 2,000 national leaders gathering to drive long-term American competitiveness in the energy sector, including top researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and government officials. More than 200 groundbreaking technologies from ARPA-E awardees, corporations, National Labs and Department of Energy R&D programs will be featured at the event.

“This Summit brings together organizations that understand the need to collaborate and partner to bring the next generation of energy technologies to market,” said NAVITASMAX President, Kelly Herbst. “It’s a rare and exciting opportunity to have so many key players in the energy community together under one roof and we look forward to sharing our Novel Grid Scale Renewable Energy Storage Technology with other innovators and investors at the Technology Showcase.”

Research and business development teams from 14 Corporate Acceleration Partners committed to technology commercialization will also be present including Dow, Bosch, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin.

The Summit also features high-profile speakers including U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar, U.S. Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bank of America Chairman Charles Holliday.

The second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will take place February 28 – March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. To learn more or to register please visit: www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation.

About NAVITASMAX 
NAVITASMAX is a Grid Scale Renewable Energy Storage company. The NAVITASMAX technology will enable widespread deployment of renewable energy. This technology will revolutionize energy storage by providing a system that is efficient, inexpensive and carbon-negative. Founder Kelly Herbst was inspired by her children’s questions as to “Why can’t we use the sun and wind to power the world all the time?” In response, she combined her observations in art, nature and science to envision a novel solution. The NAVITASMAX ARPA-E team includes world leaders from Cornell, Harvard and specialty manufacturer Barber-Nichols. NAVITASMAX is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and is pleased to be a part of the Chandler Innovations Science & Technology Incubator.

About ARPA-E 
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy – and the first to focus exclusively on breakthrough energy technologies that could radically change the way we use energy. Rather than performing research directly, ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies being developed by universities, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our staff combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and investment executives to identify promising solutions to the nation’s most critical energy problems and to fast-track top technologies towards the marketplace – which is critical to securing the nation’s global technology leadership and creating new American industries and jobs. http://www.arpa-e.energy.gov

About CTSI
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit http://www.ct-si.org for more information.

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