WPPSEF Awards Grant to PennTAP for Alternative Energy Technology Education Project

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund. WPPSEF has awarded a grant to Penn State University’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), amounting in $25,000, to enable a workforce and education development project surrounding alternative energy technology at the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI). 

Where Are They Now? Q&A With Vitable Health Founder Joseph Kitonga

Since the Inc.U Competition officially launched in 2015, it has produced 10 winning teams and provided $120,000 in prize money. Those 10 startups have since grown, shifted, and encountered new challenges and successes. This is the third in an article series which will explore where some of the winning teams are now, how the pandemic has impacted their businesses, and what the next big steps for their companies are. CastPak is a portable turnkey high-quality livestreaming solution. 

PennTAP Helps Beverage Bottling Plant Save Over $85,000 in Water Costs

In 2015, a large beverage bottling plant in northeastern Pennsylvania planned to reduce its overall water usage by 25% over a ten-year period, ending in 2025. The plant’s goal was to increase profitability while reducing energy and environmental costs.
Based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the plant also identified six focus areas for improvement: agriculture, water, packaging, product, climate, and people. These were considered during PennTAP’s assessment. 

PennTAP Helps Poultry Processing Facility Make Process Improvements

This small family-owned poultry processor located in northeastern PA is a supplier of kosher turkeys, Cornish game hens, and chickens, which are processed and sold in different size packages. In the summer of 2019, the poultry processor came to PennTAP looking for general consulting on how to reduce their energy consumption.