SustainX Hires Stephen Brown as Vice President of Engineering
SEABROOK, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/12 -- SustainX, Inc.,
developer of an industry-leading, transformative technology for
utility-scale bulk energy storage using compressed air, announced
that it has hired Stephen Brown as Vice President of Engineering.
Brown has nearly two decades of experience leading development,
delivery and servicing of world-class advanced technology products.
This includes more than a decade of experience in mechanical power
transmission design and manufacturing.
Prior to SustainX, Brown was Director of Engineering at Nordic
Windpower. At Nordic, he led global development of the company's
newest 2-bladed wind turbine, an innovative 1-MW, Class IV wind
machine that offers simple installation and reduced maintenance for
best-in-class performance and lowest total cost of energy.
"We are very pleased to welcome Stephen Brown to the SustainX team,"
said Thomas Zarrella, SustainX President and CEO. "He's a talented
technical leader with a proven track record of successfully
developing and delivering leading-edge products, while keeping focus
on reducing operating costs and improving production efficiency. His
background in power generation, renewable energy, advanced product
design and delivery will prove invaluable as we continue developing
our grid-scale energy storage technology."
Brown's career began at Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group in 1993,
followed by 13 years in various engineering positions at Llewellin's
Machine Company. At Llewellin's, he headed product design,
development and interface with manufacturing, and was a key technical
and commercial leader in the organization. Following that, he spent
two years at Vestas Wind Systems as Global Technology R&D Business
Brown holds an Honors Degree in Mechanical, Materials and
Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
United Kingdom. He also holds a PL4 Certificate in Project
Management, as well as management, financial and legal
SustainX's isothermal compressed air energy storage
(ICAES(TM)) technology is a site-anywhere, zero-emissions solution
that enables power- and energy-scalable compressed air storage,
without the nee
d for caverns or natural gas combustion. SustainX
achieves isothermal cycling by combining patented innovations with a
design centered on proven industrial principles and mature core
components; i.e., a mechanical drive train based on an electric
machine and crankshaft. The result is long operating life and a
disruptively low levelized cost of energy (LCOE) compared to
competing storage technologies.
SustainX is now building its first megawatt-scale system, which will
be operational in the first half of 2013. The company's fuel-free,
site-anywhere solutions address the emerging markets for grid-scale
energy storage -- which are being driven by the rapid growth in
renewable power generation, the savings in avoiding transmission and
distribution (T&D) build-outs, and the need to make conventional
power plants as efficient as possible.
For more information visit www.sustainx.com.
Director of Communications
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