Environmental Health & Safety Award Announced at SHALE INSIGHT 2013™

  Environmental Health & Safety Award Announced at SHALE INSIGHT 2013™

Business Wire

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- September 24, 2013

Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org)
announced their first annual Shale Gas Environmental, Health, & Safety Award
today at the SHALE INSIGHT 2013™ Technology Showcase. The Technology Showcase,
sponsored by the Sumitomo Corporation of America, is the highlight of the
Marcellus Shale Coalition’s SHALE INSIGHT 2013™ Pre-Conference Workshop and
Conference.

At the Technology Showcase, twelve suppliers of emerging technologies in the
shale gas industry were chosen to present their innovations to the natural gas
community. Participants were chosen based on a variety of criteria including
readiness for field testing of their technology.

Following the Technology Showcase, the Shale Gas Environmental, Health, &
Safety (EH&S) Award was presented to HalenHardy, LCC. Bill Hall, Executive
Director of SGICC commented, “It is paramount to the success of the shale gas
industry that they operate in an environmentally responsible, safe manner,
which gains the trust and respect of the average citizen, as well as the
workers they employ and the communities in which they operate. Ben Franklin’s
Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center is proud to make the
announcement of this first annual award as a part of this conference.”

Donnie Beaver, the Co-Founder and CEO of HalenHardy, LLC, commented, “We are
greatly honored to accept this prestigious award that recognizes our
contribution to worker protection from respiratory crystalline silica dust. I
accept this award on behalf of our scientists and engineers who have worked
for over a year to develop a system to make it mobile for use at well pads,
mines, sand blasting areas and virtually any construction area that is prone
to excessive dust.”

The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center
(www.sgicc.org), an initiative of Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP
(http://www.cnp.benfranklin.org), is designed to harness innovation and new
technologies as a means to maximize the economic return to Pennsylvania’s
citizens from the various shale formations comprise part of the energy
reserves of the Commonwealth. The Center also identifies, supports and helps
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 (SGICC)
Bill Hall, Executive Director, 814-863-4881
billhall@psu.edu