Bye Energy, Inc. Opens Office at ASU SkySong
SCOTTSDALE, March 16, 2009 – Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of clean energy solutions for aviation, announced today it has expanded its operations to include a presence at the Arizona State University (ASU) SkySong Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.
George Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Energy, said Arizona is a strategic location for the company. “Given our focus on bringing clean energy to business and general aviation, we believe our Phoenix metropolitan location will be key in helping us analyze and test potential solutions in this ever-evolving market,” he said. “In addition, it allows us proximity to ASU, a proven leader in research and engineering and an important business partner.”
The office will be led by Scott Chesnut, Chief Marketing Officer for Bye Energy. He will focus on bringing renewable energy innovations to airports and industry facilities throughout central Arizona. Chesnut, an ASU alumnus, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel after 25 years of service. During his career, he commanded units from the local to the regional level, specializing in aviation operations. “It’s wonderful to come full circle in an aviation career, with the prospect of giving back to this community” Chesnut said. “Arizona is filled with talented and knowledgeable industry experts. The state has always been a great place for aviation and we’re excited about our partnership with ASU to develop viable green solutions for the industry.”
ASU SkySong is an interactive business environment in which individual entrepreneurs, global and U.S. enterprises, ASU researchers, and community members connect to bring new services and technologies to the marketplace. For more information about the center, visit http://SkySong.asu.edu
Formed in 2008, Bye Energy is analyzing opportunities with jet fuel derived from plant-based feedstock to replace traditional petroleum sources on business jet aircraft. In addition, the company is developing an electric energy propulsion system for light general aviation aircraft, similar to the technology being applied to high-end hybrid and all-electric automobiles.
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