U.S. Pacific Command Adds TROPEC to Asia Pacific Defense Energy Technology Challenge in Honolulu, Hawaii

Applicants accepted through May 10, 2012

Apr 16, 2012, 16:17 ET from Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization

HONOLULU, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) will review technology solutions for the Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) program. 

The TROPEC program is focused on reducing operational energy consumption at PACOM expeditionary basing by 25 percent in less than three years. 

Key areas of interest include: HVAC, structures, computing, lighting, electronics, and other loads (water heating, pumping, etc.).  Solutions must reduce energy usage, demonstrate high performance in a tropical environment, and focus on key energy consuming activities at an expeditionary base.

"We are pleased to have PACOM continue their involvement in the CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC) and include the TROPEC program in this year's Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, the addition of the TROPEC challenge will increase the number of quality companies interacting with officials from the U.S. military," says Patricia Glaza, chair of the DETC and principal at Arsenal Venture Partners.

Key solution areas for this year's DETC challenge include: biofuels, energy efficiency, smart grid and renewable energy; however, all clean technology companies are invited to submit into the program for consideration. A defense/governmental/expert group will review all solutions and consider them for both the DETC and TROPEC challenges.  Organizations with the top solutions will present to a panel with officials from PACOM, Army, Navy, Air Force and Army Corp of Engineers during the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in August 2012. Learn more: http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2012/.

About Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI):
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. CTSI brings together global leaders for community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. CTSI partners with TechConnect, an innovation-to-industry matchmaking company (www.techconnect.org), to produce the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. Visit www.ct-si.org for more information.

Media Contact:
Laura Benold
CTSI Media Relations
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SOURCE Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization