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Don’t Miss The Chance To See More Than 20 Shale Energy Innovations!

May 10, 2016
By Business Wire News


Are you interested in learning about the newest ways to treat frac and produced waters generated during the shale energy production process? Maybe you want to hear about the latest technologies to get natural gas to off-pipeline customers? How about innovative methods to help O&G companies maximize production from wells? You can hear about all this, and much more, at the 2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

On May 18, 2016, Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center will award four $20,000 prizes to this year’s winning innovators. This exciting event, with a reception to follow, will be held from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. The Keynote Speaker will be Joe Frantz, Vice President of Engineering/Marcellus Shale Division of Range Resources Corporation, who will be followed by a panel discussion made up of previous contest winners. Register today to attend this FREE EVENT!

Click on to register. Check outthe detailed agenda and information on all finalists and companies participating in this year’s event.

This 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest’s GOLD sponsor is the Ben Franklin Technology Partners ( Industry sponsors include: Chevron Technology Ventures (, EQT Corporation (, First National Bank (, GE Transportation (, LPR Energy (, LPR Land Services (, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (, PPG Industries (, Praxair (, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC ( ), and Williams ( Non-Profit sponsors include: Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation (, Penn State University’s Institute for Natural Gas Research (, the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy (, and West Virginia University’s Energy Institute ( The Media sponsor for this year’s event is the Marcellus Business Central (

About the SGICC

The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center ( is designed to harness innovation and new technologies as a means to maximize the economic return to Pennsylvania’s citizens from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. The Center’s goal is to increase sustainable employment while supporting the commercialization of technologies that enhance responsible stewardship of the environment while properly utilizing this transformative energy asset.

Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center
Bill Hall, Director, 814-933-8203