Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Tours Ioxus, a Made In America Company

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will tour Ioxus’ new headquarters tomorrow, highlighting her “Made in America” initiative. As the only fully vertically integrated ultracapacitor manufacturing facility in the United States, the Ioxus site represents the ideals Gillibrand set forth in the Made In America block grant program she authored.

That legislation:

  • Establishes a competitive grant program to provide new resources and strategies to small and medium-sized manufacturers in communities with high unemployment;
  • Expresses belief in the potential that high-tech and advanced manufacturing have for the economy; and
  • Positions New York to lead high-tech and advanced manufacturing industries because of “manufacturing know-how, groundbreaking research and innovation, and highly skilled workforce.”

On the occasion of Ioxus’ grand opening last month, Senator Gillibrand said, “Our manufacturers powered us through the last century, and businesses like Ioxus are leading the way to power us through this century, developing new clean energy technologies so we can see ‘Made In America’ again, starting right here in New York.”
The senator has emphasized domestic manufacturing as the foundation of job creation. We see it as that and more – by creating cost-effective, green energy solutions in the United States, Ioxus delivers the ultracapacitors and hybrid capacitors in demand among numerous industries around the world. We look forward to giving Senator Gillibrand a glimpse into that process during her visit tomorrow.

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    ONEONTA, N.Y.Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ioxus uSTART® has received two fleet industry awards for sustainability by eliminating lead-acid batteries with its ultracapacitor-based, drop-in battery replacement.

    "With uSTART, fleets not only realize the benefits of improved starting reliability, there are equally important and real sustainability improvements from lead waste reduction," said Chad Hall, executive vice president and co-founder of Ioxus. "By replacing one of the batteries on a vehicle with a uSTART module, up to 15 fewer batteries are needed over the lifetime of the vehicle. This translates into 1,000 pounds of lead that will never need to be disposed of or allowed to affect groundwater."

    EU legislation on batteries is embodied in the European Battery Directive.  Its objective is to contribute to the preservation and improvement of environmental quality by minimizing the negative impact of batteries and battery waste.  As these preservation efforts expand, sustainable technologies develop to manage and mitigate these risks.

    Replacing a lead-acid battery with uSTART in a typical commercial vehicle creates measurable environmental benefits:

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