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Louisiana Spotlights Innovative Businesses That Are Good for the Planet

A novel new solar tracking system and a diesel fuel optimizer are among the innovations featured at state’s 2nd Annual Green Business Expo

By: Rich Moore - Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), for the second consecutive year, is alerting everyone that technology innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Bayou state

Next week, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, LDEQ will hold its second Annual Green Building Expo in Baton Rouge where it will showcase a broad range of innovative businesses offering real cost saving opportunities for private and public enterprises while also providing an environmental return for the citizens of the state.

Among the companies featured at the expo:

Cerion Energy – producer of GO2, a nanoparticle-based product that increases diesel fuel efficiency and reduces harmful greenhouse emissions. In a field demonstration in which GO2 was used in Belle Chasse Ferry M/V Plaquemines Pride, two EPA-certified portable emissions measurement systems recorded the fuel consumption and emissions of the ferry over a 30-day period. The data showed that fuel consumption was down 6.8% and carbon monoxide emissions were down 30%.

Energy Solutions, LLC – developer of The Apollo MMX, a novel two-axis surface mounted, fully integrated solar tracking system that simplifies installation and maximizes power production, in some cases by as much as 60-80%, according to the company. It deploys a classic truss design to ensure optimal structural integrity, complementing its patent-pending surface-mount design as opposed to today’s more traditional pole-mounted systems. Interested in seeing The Apollo MMX in action:

And, if you are interested in more information about these two companies and others participating in the LDEQ’s Green Business Expo, please visit:

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