Energy News: Southern Research hires new vice president for the Energy and Environment department

Southern Research wants to increase its awareness of cleaner energy production.

In efforts to bring more attention to Southern Research's Energy and Environment division, the company announced June 17 that William Grieco, Ph.D., will be positioned as the vice president of that field.

The company wants to increase its awareness of cleaner energy production around through heightened research on the industry and new technology that could help make production more efficient. Some of the new technology in development Grieco will research includes grid-scale energy storage, carbon fiber production equipment and fuel resources from biomass and different feedstock methods.

Southern Research said Grieco will be in charge of international business within the clean coal technologies sector. The researcher's more than 17 years of energy and environmental experience will give him the chance to highlight new technology at Southern Research.

"We have a strong team in Energy and Environment, and I am thrilled to welcome Bill to lead them," said Art Tipton, Ph.D., CEO and president of Southern Research. "He is a great fit for us because he combines innovative ideas with a track record of commercializing them. "[Grieco] has the talent and the experience to take our Energy and Environment division to new levels here in the U.S. and globally."

Southern Research involved with pipeline research

The conjuncture comes on the heels of Southern Research teaming up with Save The World Air Inc., to test oil technology systems at specific North American crude oil pipeline locations.

In the combined research with Temple University, the reports from the group discovered that Applied Oil Technology (AOT) was able to limit the thickness of certain petroleum fluids through its testing periods.

"We hope to continue our relationship with [Southern Research] for all applicable initiatives moving forward, given their position as an advanced, engineering research firm for the energy space," said Greggory Bigger, CEO of the STWA.

More information on new pipeline technology can be found on PennEnergy's research area.

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