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Technology to Watch

Posted on 3/3/2009 by SuperUser Account

In a speech delivered at the Art Center Summit 2009 in Pasadena California February 18, Amory Lovins offered a few thought-provoking comments – as usual. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), a world-renowned, non-partisan, efficiency ‘think-and-do tank” was addressing the topic of efficient goods transportation. Lovins stated that consumers must try to make themselves “indifferent to oil prices.” According to the WestStart-CALSTART Daily NewsNotes issued on February 18, 2009, Lovins “specifically cited technologies to watch, including Sturman Industries’ smart valves for engines, which Lovins says are ‘fast, small, cheap and digitally controlled.”

March 3, 2009
Woodland Park, CO

"TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH: STURMAN INDUSTRIES"
Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, in his speech
"Expanding the Vision of Sustainable Mobility"

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

In a speech delivered at the Art Center Summit 2009 in Pasadena California February 18, Amory Lovins offered a few thought-provoking comments – as usual. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), a world-renowned, non-partisan, efficiency ‘think-and-do tank" was addressing the topic of efficient goods transportation. Lovins stated that consumers must try to make themselves "indifferent to oil prices." According to the WestStart-CALSTART Daily NewsNotes issued on February 18, 2009, Lovins "specifically cited technologies to watch, including Sturman Industries' smart valves for engines, which Lovins says are ‘fast, small, cheap and digitally controlled."' Sturman Industries co-founder, Eddie Sturman, happily learned of Mr. Lovins' remarks, and said, "He gets it! Amory is right! If we do not change the way we think about controlling engine combustion and fuel efficiency, we will never be able to change our destiny. Instead of cleaning up the mess afterward, we need to manage combustion properly to begin with." Sturman President and Chairman, Carol Sturman, added, "We can't ignore the realities which remain outside our control, like crude oil prices. However, we can combat those realities with proven advanced engine technologies that can use many different fuels and are aimed at improving fuel economy and reducing emissions and reducing the need for costly after-treatment."

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINE RETROFIT

Through the use of practical and affordable digital hydraulic valve controls, Sturman technology can help answer national, global, environmental, and economic demands. Sturman is preparing to introduce an affordable engine control retrofit package for application to existing fleets and which can also be applied to new engines. The "E-Retrofit" (the E is for Environmental) is designed to improve engine efficiency, reduce emissions and after-treatment, and enable broader alternative fuel usage. The product goal is to make existing engines comply with future demanding emission standards - providing fleet owners with an environmentally and economically beneficial alternative to current after-treatment products. Sturman is currently engaged in discussions with industry partners for manufacture and market introduction of the E-Retrofit.

OTHER APPLICATIONS

Enabling Sturman control technology is being used in trucks, pick-and-place manufacturing machines, irrigation systems, and other applications. Sturman is also pursuing the use of its technology to benefit large scale and distributed stationary electric power generation to improve efficiency and enable the use of renewable fuels. Founded nearly 20 years ago, Sturman Industries has been making a positive contribution to the world through its innovative products and unique company culture. Sturman technologies make SENSE: Simple, Efficient, Needed, Safe and Economical.

For more information about Sturman Industries, its advanced, environmentally friendly controls technologies, or for potential programs or business collaboration, please contact:

Joe Vollmer
jvollmer@sturmanindustries.com
248-514-4397
719-686-6001 (office) or 719-930-4200 (cell)
Carol Sturman
ctsurman@sturmanindustries.com

Sturman Industries
One Innovation Way
Woodland Park, CO 80863
719-686-6000
www.SturmanIndustries.com

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