Posts Tagged ‘ Torrington ’

Machine converting brown grease to bio-fuel nears installation in Torrington

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

A technology developed by a UConn professor is being installed at the Torrington water pollution control facility to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The professor and two colleagues founded RPM Sustainable Technologies to market the process that might be replicated elsewhere.



Torrington Has Role in UConn Professor’s Grease Into Fuel Venture

Nov 26th, 2012 | By

A year ago, Richard Parnas had never heard of brown grease: sticky, stinky, remnants of sludge sucked from grease traps at restaurants, bars and commercial kitchens. The glop for years has been considered useless, a common clog-inducer at sewage treatment plants, often burned as costly waste. Parnas immediately saw the potential, one that he hopes

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FuelCell Energy Announces 121.8 Megawatt Order (Largest Ever)

Nov 6th, 2012 | By

Danbury-based FuelCell Energy has announced an order from its South Korean partner, POSCO Energy for 121.8 megawatts of fuel cell kits and services to be manufactured at the FuelCell Energy production facility in Torrington, Connecticut. The estimated value of the multi-year contract is approximately $181 million. POSCO Energy, the largest independent power producer in South Korea, is a subsidiary of POSCO, a global steel producer.



Naugatuck River’s profile, greenway plans, to get boost from event

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

Highlighting beauty and environmental awareness along the Naugatuck River will be a goal Sept. 23, when 45 cyclists from the Waterbury YMCA will ride from Torrington to Derby to raise awareness about the somewhat forgotten river’s status and plans for a greenway through river towns. For more on this story, visit: Naugatuck River’s profile, greenway

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Larson, Blumenthal call for improved fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

While visiting Fuel Cell Energy Inc. today in Torrington, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson and Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced they will introduce legislation aimed at improving fuel cell and hydrogen energy infrastructure and increasing federal incentives for the use of fuel cell technology to strengthen a growing industry and help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.



Torrington community gathers to clean up Naugatuck River

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

A yearly tradition of cleaning the Naugatuck River banks wasn’t slowed down by the wet conditions Saturday, as community members joined forces with the city of Torrington, Trout Unlimited and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. For more on this story, visit: Torrington community gathers to clean up Naugatuck River- The Register Citizen.



UConn to join in downtown Torrington revitalization

Dec 12th, 2010 | By

A UConn initiative to help the city advance its downtown revitalization could be an important step to form an economic development strategy.



Northwestern High could add wind turbine as campus energy sources

Oct 14th, 2010 | By

The vice president of Torrington-based Optiwind presented a proposal to the Region 7 Board of Education Wednesday about installing a wind turbine near the field hockey and softball fields.



Torrington Taking Unique Approach To Revitalize Once Vibrant Downtown

Oct 1st, 2010 | By

The Connecticut city whose citizens put up their own money up to save its local baseball team is now taking the same approach with downtown revitalization.