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CAMP/Clarkson Joins NY- BESTTM Consortium

On March 9th and 10th, 2010 in Troy, NY, the NY-BESTTM (The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology) Consortium kicked off its first meeting.  The two day meeting and conference drew a large audience of companies, universities and partners having a goal of working in a collaborative effort to advance battery technology in New York State. 

At the meeting in Troy, the members of the consortium selected a Board of Directors to direct the activities of the organization.  Board members were selected from industry, academia and partner organizations. 

NY-BESTTM, working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), announced seeding funds of $25 million in state funding to the New York energy storage industry for research and testing to bring new projects to market and build a strong network of battery and energy storage professionals. It is anticipated that the many NY-BESTTM member companies, universities, and partners will work to bring projects from the ideation stage to implementation and manufacturing within New York State. 

The NY-BESTTM industry-focused coalition is working to build and promote a vibrant, world-class, advanced battery and energy storage sector in New York State. New York State and NY-BESTTM are aggressively building an energy storage industry with corporate, academic and federal partners. With the creation of this consortium, it is anticipated that long term results of collaborative efforts will result in economic development and job creation within the state in the battery industry.


The CAMP newsletter is published four times per year by the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology located at Clarkson University.

Editor: Dana M. Barry.


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CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting

Canandaigua Inn on the Lake

Canandaigua, New York

May 19 – 21, 2010

CAMP’s Fifteenth  International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization

Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid, New York

August 8 -11, 2010

CAMP Fall Meeting

Potsdam, New York

Clarkson University

October 12 -14, 2010

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at

Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at