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Tue, Nov 15


New York Institute of Technology

Innovation in Energy: What’s on the Horizon

Food, drink & networking 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Presentations begin at 6:00 pm and completes at 7:30 pm.

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Nov 15, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

New York Institute of Technology, 16 W 61st St, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10023, USA

About The Event

Phoenix NYC Waste-to-energy

Waste-to-energy could be a very big improvement in the waste management plan for New York City, but there is almost no chance of building a WTE facility in the five boroughs. Phoenix NYC project is a floating platform 10 to 15 miles from New York harbor, on which a waste-to-energy processing facility will be located. Instead of exporting 10,000 tons per day of municipal solid waste to landfills that are from 300 to 1200 miles away, Phoenix NYC leverages the $800 million invested by NYC in the current disposal system to provide a long term and sustainable waste management solution that has the potential to recoup its investment in less than 20 years.

This discussion will present the preliminary concept of Phoenix NYC along with a summary of the current waste management system. Phoenix WTE capacity, preliminary systems summary, and basic operational concepts will be presented. A key part of the presentation will be the massive potential benefits Phoenix NYC will have for New Yorkers.

Distributed Carbon Capture - A new distributed resource for Building Decarbonization

This presentation will cover the challenges of building decarbonization and the introduction of a new distributed resource for building decarbonization - Building Carbon Capture.  The content will include an overview of the technology, how it is integrated in the diverse built environment, decarbonization measurement and verification and the economics of an example project..

This month our discussion will be about micro-electrification strategies to provide these requirements in existing multi-family residential buildings. Our speakers will discuss several innovative electrification technologies and projects currently being developed for implementation at the building level.


James W. Armstrong, PE, CEM, EBCP is a licensed professional engineer with 37 years of diverse experience in energy services and engineering.  His experience includes 15 years in the Con Edison Energy Control Center where in addition to operations of the electric, steam, and gas systems, Jim also received extensive training and experience with the NYISO operations and market systems. In 2005, Jim joined DSM Engineering Associates and has been involved in engineering and energy efficiency projects in a diverse range of facilities. Projects have included CHP systems, boilers, chillers, and end-use systems, auditing, and retro-commissioning.

Mr. Armstrong was the 2016 AEE International Energy Engineer of the Year. The CHP and central plant replacement project for the Intrepid Museum which he designed was recognized as the National Energy Project of the Year in 2021.

Shane Johnson is a successful entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the energy and telecommunications industries. Shane has provided leadership for building and successfully exiting multiple startup companies over the last 20 years. Shane is currently the President and CEO of CarbonQuest, a clean tech company focused on decarbonization solutions led by its innovative distributed carbon capture technology.


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