Proterro, 100 Princeton South Corporate Center, Suite 150, Ewing 08628; 973-467-8728; Kef Kasdin, CEO. www.proterro.com.
Proterro, an alternative energy company currently based in Ewing, has tested a main component of a planned biofeedstock demonstration plant. The company says it recently tested a photobioreactor made from off-the-shelf parts.
The company plans to demonstrate that it can use bacteria to create sucrose out of water, sunlight, and oxygen. Much like sugar derived from corn or cane, it could be used to make biofuel.
“We scaled up our novel photobioreactor design and conducted independent functionality tests that confirmed the unit’s robustness,” said Proterro CEO Kef Kasdin, also a principal at Battelle Ventures, where Proterro is being incubated. “The modular photobioreactors, which are made from off-the-shelf materials, including polyethylene, can withstand category 1 hurricane winds,” she said.
Proterro also said Timothy Cooper has joined the executive team. Cooper comes from a 20-year career in bioprocessing. Prior to joining Proterro, he was responsible for Eastman Chemical Company’s biotechnology effort, managing genetic engineering and fermentation development programs.
Before Eastman Chemical, Cooper was fermentation research leader at Dow AgroSciences. He has also worked for several other major biotech companies.
Cooper earned a bachelors in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin.
#b#JFCS Expands At Alexander Road#/b#
The Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County has purchased approximately 2,200 square feet of additional space in the same office complex as the agency’s existing facility at 707 Alexander Road, Suite 204.
The additional space will allow JFCS to expand its counseling program, enlarge its food pantry, and provide additional resources for staff members to work with seniors and teens.
The charity had planned to move to the new Jewish Community Center on Clarksville Road but that project did not come to fruition (U.S. 1, March 13, 2013). The JFCS decided to expand at its current location instead.
Concatt Enterprises, 6 Emerald Court, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-936-7233.
Concatt Enterprises, a shipping company, has moved from 600 Alexander Road to 6 Emerald Court in Princeton Junction. Phone and fax the same.
DHR International, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton 08540; 609-955-3338; David Hoffman, CEO. www.dhrinternational.com.
Executive search company DHR, headquartered in Chicago, has moved its office from 502 to 103 Carnegie Center. Phone number is new.
The Academic Research Group, 144 Tamarack Circle, Montgomery Knoll, Skillman.
Academic Research Group has left its office on Tamarack Circle. The listed number was disconnected. ARG provided consulting for students writing dissertations.
Hertz Local Edition, 875 State Road, Princeton 08540; 609-924-4086; 609-921-2279. Scott Maloney, assistant manager. www.hertz.com.
The Enterprise car rental operation on State Road near the Princeton Airport now goes by the Hertz brand. Phone and fax are new.
Peter R. Knipe, 75, on October 7. An attorney who specialized in business negotiations, entertainment law, and estate planning, with a special interest in representing writers. Among his clients: Peter Benchley, author of “Jaws.”
Frank Weeden, 53, on October 7. A civic activist and Trenton mayoral candidate in 2006 and 2010, Weeden also operated Ana Candles in Trenton for 19 years.
Peter J. Meggitt, 51, on October 9. Educated as an economist and engineer, he was founder and president of Eviasoft, a Princeton-based software consulting firm.
Hartwell Forrest Calcote, 93, on October 11. He was president and director of research at AeroChem Research Laboratories, which operated until the mid-1990s on Washington Road.