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Posted 20 April 2015 | 6:35 pm
April 20, 2015The U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized four Pennsylvania manufacturing plants for their leadership in energy management by earning certification to Superior Energy Performance.The companies include–— Curtiss-Wright, Electro-mechanical Division, Cheswick, Allegheny County;— General Dynamics, Scranton Operations Plant, Scranton, …

Posted 13 April 2015 | 5:57 pm
April 9, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the TechCelerator@State College is among the first of 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants.Penn State received a $500,000 i6/Cluster Grant for Seed …

Posted 13 April 2015 | 3:53 pm
On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized four Pennsylvania manufacturing plants owned by Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, Land O’Lakes, and Mack Trucks for their leadership in energy management by earning certification to Superior Energy Performance® (SEPTM). The …

Posted 31 March 2015 | 2:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015Pennsylvania businesses interested in cutting costs and operating in more environmentally-friendly ways can find the answers they need at a Penn State conference in April. More than 200 people are expected to attend the PA Strategic Energy …

Posted 27 March 2015 | 6:50 pm
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 by Gant Team in Business News, Local NewsUNIVERSITY PARK —Pennsylvania businesses that are interested in cutting costs and operating in more environmentally-friendly ways can find the answers they need at a Penn State conference …

Posted 26 March 2015 | 2:46 pm
March 25, 2015UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Pennsylvania businesses that are interested in cutting costs and operating in more environmentally-friendly ways can find the answers they need at a Penn State conference in April.More than 200 people are expected to attend the PA …

Posted 26 March 2015 | 2:37 pm
By Feed: PA Environment Digest in Gas IndustryMarch 25, 2015Pennsylvania businesses interested in cutting costs and operating in more environmentally-friendly ways can find the answers they need at a Penn State conference in April.More than 200 people are expected to …

Posted 19 March 2015 | 7:20 pm
By Shawn Annarelli March 17, 2015UNIVERSITY PARK —Tyler Yohe and Jennifer Finley-Short look at online businesses from opposite perspectives.Yohe, of Bellefonte, has owned online gaming businesses brokencrowngames.com and brokencrayongames.com for three years. Finley-Short, of State College, is in the beginning …

Posted 9 March 2015 | 3:46 pm
March 5, 2015UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Entrepreneurs who want to start an online business can learn the challenges and benefits during a free seminar that will be offered by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Pennsylvania …

Posted 3 March 2015 | 1:37 pm
The TechCelerator offers designated, shared space and an array of pre-launch business and market research services. The program is designed to assist inventors, faculty, and very early-stage entrepreneurs in converting their business ideas and concepts into operating ventures. Learn about …

12 August 2014, 2:26 pm
PennTAP’s Advanced Information Technology Solutions team, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, has been able to offer a student internship program since 2011 that places students in paid positions with businesses around the state.


7 July 2014, 1:00 pm
According to the PennTAP annual report, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program provided 273 cases of technical assistance to clients across the commonwealth in 2013. Clients have reported more than $7.7 million in economic impact and 72 jobs created or retained. And many Penn State students are now involved with projects across the state.


23 April 2014, 1:43 pm
A group of Penn State energy engineering students recently teamed with the University’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) to conduct on-site energy audits for two Pennsylvania businesses as part of a senior research project. The audits are being used to help the companies save money by identifying ways to conserve energy and reduce waste in their industrial facilities.


27 February 2014, 3:54 pm
Two manufacturers working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State have received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy for significantly reducing their energy use.


4 November 2013, 7:57 pm
The College of Engineering is partnering with other academic colleges and local businesses to coordinate a variety of activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 18-22.


16 July 2013, 4:01 pm
PennTAP provided 272 cases of technical assistance to clients across the commonwealth in 2012. Clients have reported more than $9.6 million in economic impact and 156 jobs created or retained, according to its annual report. Also, Penn State students provided more than 4,100 hours of assistance to businesses to improve operations and processes.


6 February 2013, 7:48 pm
Alternative fuel use by the wood products industry could reduce the industry's dependence on fossil fuels and decrease its emissions. A new resource guide created by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), the Penn State College of Engineering, and the Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Applications Center (MACEAC) promotes the use of one such alternative fuel: combined heat and power (CHP). CHP, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source -- in this case, on-site waste products such as sawdust, wood shavings or bark.


14 March 2012, 6:11 pm
Pennsylvania manufacturers hoping to improve energy efficiency and cut down on the levels of carbon dioxide they emit can now get assistance from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). PennTAP is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Businesses that apply must be in the manufacturing sector and spend at least $1 million a year on energy costs.


19 December 2011, 3:40 pm
What's the recipe for a successful bakery? Sandi Smith, of Palmyra, Pa., says Penn State has given her most of the ingredients through the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). See how Smith combines PennTAP knowledge with her baking expertise to make Sandi's Breads a hot business. Penn State for PA (PSU4PA) tells the stories of Pennsylvania residents whose businesses and communities have been transformed by Penn State teaching, research and service.


30 September 2011, 5:36 pm
Warren Weaver, a senior sustainability specialist with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), has been awarded the P2 Champion Award by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).


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