Stan Bull is appointed to support council for economic development
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanley R. Bull, Ph.D., Director of Energy Science and Technology at MRIGlobal and Director Emeritus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been appointed to serve on the Energy Solutions Industry Council, one of seven councils formed by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to maximize economic growth opportunities.
Bull has more than 35 years of experience in energy and related applications, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, bioenergy, wind, photovoltaics, hybrid vehicles, hydrogen, geothermal, and basic energy research. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Earlier this year, Bull was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
"Stan's appointment is recognition of his depth of knowledge and expertise in the energy industry," said Michael F. Helmstetter, President and CEO of MRIGlobal. "We're proud to have Stan supporting the development of energy solutions for Missouri."
The councils are a result of the Missouri Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth, launched by Governor Jay Nixon in May 2010. The initiative produced a report that identifies steps to develop a "long-term, sustainable, 21st century growth economy." The seven councils will address targeted industry clusters that are the priority for statewide economic development.
The councils are assigned to assess obstacles to growth of industry in Missouri, and to develop recommendations to address those challenges. The councils will develop a report of their findings and recommendations, which will be included in an annual report from the initiative Steering Committee to the governor.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
The organization is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRIGlobal established and manages SolarTAC and supports the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the DOE to develop technologies for clean coal, carbon management, energy efficiency and techno/economic analysis of energy systems.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.