SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, announced today that it has been selected to present at the 2013 National Innovation Summit and Showcase and TechConnect Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC from May 12 - 16, 2013.
In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, hosted at the 2013 TechConnect World Conference, will deliver the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization. ClearSign Combustion Corporation will be exhibiting at booth #822.
"We are excited to be invited to present ClearSign Electrodynamic Combustion Control technology at this year's Summit," said ClearSign CEO, Rick Rutkowski. "We believe ECC technology is rapidly gaining acceptance among our peers in the industry, and the National Innovation Summit represents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness, not only among technology leaders, but also with interested Federal and State agencies along with a strong cross section of business leaders representing potential customers and partners."
ClearSign's Senior Vice President of Product Development, Dr. Roberto Ruiz, who will be presenting a paper on ECC technology at the conference, said, "I am very excited to have the opportunity to bring our technology to the highest-level of industry thought leaders and influencers in this national forum. I believe this represents an excellent opportunity to not only introduce our technology to a key audience, but also to highlight the outstanding pace of progress in innovation ClearSign has made over the past year. I am especially looking forward to sharing the latest milestones we have achieved, including numerous flame shaping and flame stabilizing techniques, along with the significant reductions in NOx we have observed using novel burner designs. In particular, our innovative Duplex two-tiered burner design architecture allows us to produce short, well-controlled flames that dramatically improve flame pattern and have the potential to eliminate combustion issues like flame impingement or fire clouds.
"As we continue to move the technology toward commercialization I am looking forward to strengthening our existing partnerships and forming new relationships in a national level."
Prior to joining ClearSign, Dr. Roberto Ruiz served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of OnQuest, Inc., a division of Primoris Services Corporation, and a provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for fired heaters (primarily in refinery applications), waste heat recovery units and LNG, hydrogen, ammonia and bio-fuels plants. Previously, he served as Vice President of the Process Burners Group at John Zink Company LLC where he had full operating and P&L responsibility for the company's original product line. His customers included most major domestic and international oil companies and OEMs. As an executive manager, Dr. Ruiz formed and led highly successful teams of engineers, process engineers, project managers, and aftermarket sales and field service professionals. He had previously been VP Technology and Commercial Development at Zink where he was responsible for all R&D as well as the management of the company's intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining John Zink Company in 1997, Dr. Ruiz worked with the Gas Research Institute and later with Air Liquide, where he was commercial and marketing manager in the Glass Group.
About ClearSign Combustion Corporation
ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. Our Electrodynamic Combustion Control (ECC) platform technology improves control of flame shape and heat transfer and optimizes the complex chemical reactions that occur during combustion in order to minimize harmful emissions. For more information about the Company, please visit www.clearsign.com
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