There’s Still Time to Enter - Win One of Three $25,000 Prizes in the Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

  There’s Still Time to Enter - Win One of Three $25,000 Prizes in the Shale
  Gas Innovation Contest!

Business Wire

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- January 7, 2013

Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, or innovator working in the shale gas
space in Pennsylvania? The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and
Commercialization Center www.sgicc.org announced today the program will award
a total of $75,000 in cash prizes for the three best shale gas-oriented
innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts that are either in the
development stage or recently launched.

In addition to the cash prizes, successful applicants will gain exposure to
investors, potential partners, and industry sponsors. This year, the Shale Gas
Innovation Contest is co-sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners
(http://www.benfranklin.org), ANGA (www.anga.us), Acorn Energy
(http://acornenergy.com), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (www.cabotog.com),
CONSOL Energy (www.consolenergy.com), Chesapeake Energy (www.chk.com), The Dow
Chemical Company (http://www.dow.com/), First National Bank
(www.fnb-online.com ), Little Pine Resources (http://littlepineresources.com),
the Marcellus Shale Coalition (http://marcelluscoalition.org), and Praxair
(www.praxair.com).

Bill Hall, Director of the SGICC remarked, “What’s great about this
competition is that a simple online summary is all that’s required to get
started. Any idea related to the shale gas space is eligible - even if the
product or service has already been commercially developed. Examples include
vehicle conversion, natural gas utilization products/services, remote site
monitoring, natural gas or NGL conversion technologies, and water remediation
for fracking operations.”

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of industry experts. To download an
application, visit www.sgicc.org and click on the $75,000 2013 Shale Gas
Innovation Contest tab. Deadline to enter is February 1, 2013.

For details regarding eligibility or other questions, contact Bill Hall at
either 814-933-8203 or billhall@psu.edu

About the SGICC

The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center
(www.sgicc.org) is designed to harness innovation and new technologies as a
means to maximize the economic return to Pennsylvania’s citizens from the
Marcellus and Utica shale formations. The Center’s goal is to increase
sustainable employment and wealth creation in Pennsylvania that has the
potential to outlast the initial exploration, production and transportation of
natural gas from the formations. The Center will also identify, support and
commercialize technologies and early-stage businesses that enhance responsible
stewardship of the environment while properly utilizing this transformative
energy asset.

Contact:

Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center
Bill Hall/Director, 814-933-8203
billhall@psu.edu