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Tyll Solar, LLC (Tyll) is a solar energy Research & Development Company focused on global potential for solar innovation and technology transfer. Tyll requested NYSP2I to test twelve of their prototype solar panels with and without coolant flow in order to quanitfy energy efficiency.
Sunny Clean Water, LLC is developing a low cost, high yield solar still system for personal drinking water purification. Based on research at the University of Buffalo, Sunny Clean Water’s system utilizes a specially designed dark nanofiber material to accelerate evaporation of water using the sun’s energy, producing filtered water. Sunny Clean Water wanted to conduct a comparative field test of their solar water purification system with another solar distillation system currently available on the market.
As a global company, Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) provides hardware, software, consumables, and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. In 2017, Kodak published sustainability goals including diverting 99% of waste from landfill and incineration by 2025. NYSP2I assisted with developing a baseline of diversion pathways, conducting benchmarking, and creating a Sustainability Plan with a focus on waste reduction.
Located in Delanson, New York, WIT Advisers develops sustainable solutions for landscape and winter management. Their Sustainable Winter Management program (SWiM™), is an alternative to traditional snow removal methods. WIT Advisers needed assistance in quantifying the cost and environmental impacts of their SWiM™ program compared to traditional snow and ice management methods.
Bard College, located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, is a liberal arts and science college with close to 2,000 undergraduate students at the main campus. Bard College has a compost site on campus, which currently accepts the food scraps collected from the main college dining hall. Bard College recognized that organics collection and compost site operations would benefit from improvements to avoid attracting pests and addressing the underutilization of the finished compost.
Outback Steakhouse is a restaurant chain with locations across the country including over 30 in New York State. Outback Steakhouse requested the assistance of NYSP2I to set up a pilot food waste diversion program at the Henrietta restaurant location, in Rochester, New York.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute worked with companies across New York State to conduct several food waste assessments. These waste studies involved the tracking of food waste over a paeriod of time to dtermine the amount, sources and causes of waste generation. As part of this project, several businesses were assessed from the grocery sector. The three stores studied were located in the Rochester, Syracuse and Albany regions. Two of the stores are part of large chains in population-dense areas. The third store was a single, small, family-owned grocery store in a suburban area.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute worked with companies across New York State to conduct several food waste assessments. As part of this project, several businesses were assessed from the healthcare sector. All facilities were located in population dense, urban areas throughout Buffalo, Rochester and Albany. The number of beds ranged from mid-200s to mid-800s. Most hospitals were of medium size with two categorized as large hospitals.
RISE Products, Inc. (RISE) is a company based in Brooklyn, New York that creates nutritious ingredients out of upcycled organic byproducts, which would have otherwise gone to waste. Today, about 40% of the food produced in the United States is wasted throughout the food supply chain. RISE has sought to take what is traditionally thought of as waste (spent grain) and turn it into a new product (flour).
Rochester Regional Health (RRH) was formed in 2014 with the joining of Rochester General Health and Unity Health Systems. Rochester Regional Health (RRH) was interested in pursuing “zero waste to landfill”, however there is no single recognized definition for this term, and, there are unique challenges for the healthcare industry.
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