BRITE Advances Mission with $150,000 Award to Ignite Energy Innovation

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BRITE is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the EPIC Round 3 Phase 1 prize, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions. This $150,000 award is a significant boost for BRITE’s initiative to bridge the gap between university innovation projects and the competitive startup space. With this funding, BRITE is […]

Energy Solutions Advance in Valley

Aaron Goodman of Petra Power speaking into a microphone at their new headquarters.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From homes to businesses and transportation to recreation, some of the many innovations in energy technology are being advanced in the Mahoning Valley. “We’re focused on vehicle electrification, energy storage, grid resiliency, because those are the markets that are being disrupted and having growth right now,” says Rick Stockburger, president and CEO […]

GBA and Regional Partners Launch Appalachian Sustainable Products Network, Issue call for Manufacturers toParticipate in No-Cost Product Life Cycle Assessment

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ASPN will equip Upper Appalachia to meet increasing residential and commercial sectordemand for the products and materials used to construct, renovate, and operate healthy,energy-efficient buildings and infrastructure, and connect buildings to a cleaner grid PITTSBURGH (March 25, 2024) — The Green Building Alliance (GBA), together with West VirginiaUniversity, including WVU Extension and Vantage Ventures; Catalyst […]

BRITE Announces Six Board Members and Names New Board Leadership  

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New members will support BRITE’s continued growth as the leading clean energy ecosystem across Ohio with regional, national, and global connections.   WARREN, OH – BRITE Energy Innovators (BRITE) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors, along with newly appointed Board Leadership to guide the next phase of […]

Graphite One Selects Niles Site for $435M Anode Manufacturing Plant

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NILES, Ohio – A company that develops graphite anode materials used in batteries for electric vehicles and other energy storage devices says it wants to build an advanced materials plant here that would initially create 160 jobs. Graphite One Inc., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, said its Alaska-based U.S. subsidiary has entered into an agreement […]

BRITE Powers Change to Cleaner, Brighter Future

Warren, Ohio

WARREN, Ohio – BRITE Energy Innovators plans to build off its success in 2023 by continuing to provide programs that leverage economic development and job creation through clean energy initiatives and technological advances. “As we step into 2024, we see a future full of potential,” says Victoria Rusu, strategic partnership director.  BRITE, a 501(c)3 based […]

BRITE supports clean-energy innovation in the Mahoning Valley

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Reposted from Ideastream Public Media | By Rachel Abbey McCafferty BRITE has a big goal. It wants to help save the planet. BRITE is a clean energy incubator nestled in the heart of downtown Warren. The organization offers a variety of services for startups, from coaching to open lab space to specialized accelerator services. Since its […]

Mission Possible: BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren creating green tech jobs

Machines in the Energy Labs at BRITE

WARREN, Ohio — “We believe that climate change is real, and that technology is the only way that we’re going to solve that,” said Rick Stockburger, the President and CEO of BRITE Energy Innovators. It’s an energy revolution, in the heart of Warren, Ohio. BRITE Energy Innovators is a job-creating non-profit focused on reinventing the energy space. […]

YBI, Brite to Help Develop Green Product Manufacturing Hub

Warren, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator and Brite Energy Innovators in Warren will take part in an effort to establish an economic hub for green product manufacturing in the Upper Appalachian region and create a regional supply chain for the products, services, technologies and construction materials that comprise the green building industry. The two […]