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The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies on behalf of the 4 regional partners that support the hydrogen and fuel cell industry through education and outreach.  The project’s goals are to:

  • Increase the adoption of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell products to sustainably meet global energy needs.
  • Provide business resources to improve the competitive position of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Cluster businesses in the New England, New Jersey, and New York.

This cluster development project is funded by the US Small Business Administration to drive economic development, innovation and job creation in the nation’s increasingly important energy sector. To learn more about the US Small Business Administration or the Cluster Project Partners just click on the website links.

NEESC supports the electrochemical energy storage cluster in the Northeast through business services that include trainingcounselingmentoringtechnology transfer/commercializationexport readinessmanufacturing assistancemarket development, and incubator assistance. These activities will lead to increased US based market share, economic activity, productivity, technology deployment, and job creation. 



Contact Us


Joel Rinebold

Director of Energy Initiative
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
(860) 291-8832




Prabhu K. Rao 

Massachusetts Stakeholder
(617) 245-7638



Gary Higginbottom

Hydrogen Energy Center Inc.



New York

Emily Behnke

Assistant Director
Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center
(518) 956-7364



 New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Vermont

Val Stori
Project Director
Clean Energy State Alliance
(802) 223-2554



The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. Regional Innovation Cluster is partially funded by a contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on anondiscriminatory basis. 

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