SCRA's Marty Ryan to Speak at EngenuitySC's Science Cafe
Topic: Converting Landfill Gas to Hydrogen
Summerville, SC - May 12, 2015 - SCRA Senior Vice President Russ Keller will be the featured speaker at today’s EngenuitySC Science Café event. Keller will discuss SCRA’s role in "Converting Landfill Gas to Hydrogen: A Novel Green Energy Initiative" on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00-7:30pm at Speakeasy in Five Points.
Keller is SCRA Applied R&D Senior Vice President overseeing the Energy, Security and Software Solutions division. His responsibilities include focusing on in-state opportunities for commercializing hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. He helped form the University of South Carolina-City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative in 2006.
Keller will discuss the partnership between SCRA, BMW and the US Department of Energy that demonstrated the ability to convert landfill gas to hydrogen as a green energy initiative.
EngenuitySC is a public-private partnership focused on enhancing the Midlands economic competitiveness and prosperity. The organization hosts a Science Café that meets the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology in a free-form, non-traditional academic context.
SCRA is a self-sustaining non-profit R&D company that grows the technology-based economy in South Carolina by commercializing intellectual property and supporting and making investments in early-stage companies and innovative projects. Multiple economic impact studies show our cumulative output into South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion since 1983, creating approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $77,000.