Vancouver entrepreneur to discuss the future of low emission hybrid commercial vessels
VANCOUVER, Dec. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - PBES, a global leader in energy storage for industrial applications, announced today that their CEO Brent Perry has been asked to speak at the United Nations COP21 Climate Conference in Paris. His Presentation, about the future of battery propulsion in commercial marine applications will be given at 7:30pm, December 8, 2015 aboard the Race for Water solar powered vessel on the River Seine.
"I am extremely proud to have been selected by Bellona to speak at this prestigious event," said Brent Perry, chief executive of PBES. "It is the culmination of all that I have been working toward for many years."
Recently dubbed "the Elon Musk of the marine industry", by Norwegian technology magazine Teknisk Ukeblad, Brent will be rubbing shoulders with lawmakers, and influencers such as the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Frederic Haug of the Bellona Foundation (Norway).
Norwegian environmental foundation Bellona smoothed the way for Mr. Perry, having selected him to present on a topic that is front of mind for many Norwegians. On December 1, 2015, the Norwegian government voted to require all forms of public transportation to take the form of low emissions or zero emissions, thus paving the way for industrial energy storage companies like PBES.
"While we are first and foremost a for-profit company, we are also very focussed on making the world a better place," said Grant Brown, Vice President Marketing at PBES. "We believe that industry and environment no longer need be at odds; we can provide meaningful positive change in the world and at the same time provide excellent jobs in Norway and in Canada."
PBES provides engineering and strategic design services to the industrial energy storage industry. Comprised of some of the top thinkers in the energy storage field, PBES applies next generation engineering to industrial, marine and grid energy storage applications.
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For further information: Norway Solutions: Erik Ianssen, Managing Director, PBES Norway AS, +47 909 22 915, [email protected]; EU Solutions: Espen Kristiansen, Marine Solutions, PBES Global, +45 404 02 121, [email protected]; Global Solutions: Trevor Small, Chief Solutions Officer, PBES Global, +1 604 612 9662, [email protected]; Media Contact: Grant Brown, Vice President Marketing, PBES Global, +1 604 328 2046, [email protected]