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September 19th, 2008

Albany NanoTech makes big push in cleantech

Abstract:
Seeking to replicate its success in semiconductors, Albany NanoTech and its parent organization are bringing its collaboration model over to clean technology.

As part of its major efforts in clean technology, Albany NanoTech is quietly putting together a solar-cell consortium that involves undisclosed panel, equipment and material vendors.

The Albany, N.Y.-based organization is also looking to launch at least two new and separate R&D initiatives in the arena, including a test farm and the so-called Zero-Energy Nano Building (ZEN). Both initiatives will conduct research in fuel cells, power management, solar cells, ultracapacitors and other technologies.

Slated to open in early 2009, the test farm will conduct the initial R&D in clean technology. The test farm will be situated within a new and larger $150 million facility in Albany, dubbed NanoFab 300 East. NanoFab 300 East will also house a new 300-mm R&D fab as well as the new headquarters of chip-making consortium International Sematech.

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