Schenectady, N.Y. — SUNY Schenectady County Community College today announced a partnership with Biowaste Pyrolysis Solutions (BPS) through New York State’s START-UP NY program. BPS is a technology company that works with owners and operators of wastewater treatment facilities to provide a more cost effective, sustainable and eco-friendly way of treating waste, by using proprietary technology to transform waste to energy.
The company will occupy START-UP NY space at Urban Co-Works, located at 433 State Street in downtown Schenectady. BPS will create 16 new jobs over the next five years in Schenectady.
SUNY Schenectady County Community College President Dr. Steady Moono said, “We are very pleased to welcome BPS to Schenectady and to the START-UP NY program. We continue to use this program to attract new businesses, jobs and opportunities for our students.”
President Moono added BPS will be able to take advantage of the learning experiences students gain in the College’s new Biotechnology Laboratory and Research Facility in Elston Hall on the college campus by offering them internships.
“We are pleased to establish our New York headquarters in partnership with SUNY Schenectady County Community College and New York State,” said Samuel M. Sylvetsky, President and founder of BPS. “The new Schenectady location will allow us to better serve the growing demand from clients for solutions to waste water disposal problems. From our new Schenectady office, we will monitor and provide control services for our systems operating in the field.”
“Schenectady County welcomes BPS to downtown Schenectady and our expanding list of innovative businesses that have chosen to grow in Schenectady County,” said County Legislator Gary Hughes, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Planning. “This partnership with SCCC and Urban Co-Works will not only create new jobs, it will also increase access to important internship opportunities.”
Jeff Goronkin, CEO at Urban Co-Works said, “Urban Co-Works is an ideal location for START-UP NY companies to establish themselves. As their business grows they can expand here in our flexible and open office environment. We’re excited to have BPS join our co-working community.”
About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, which is the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education, SUNY Schenectady County Community College enrolls more than 6,200 students annually. Located in upstate New York, SUNY SCCC offers more than 55 degree, certificate and program options. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to respond to local educational needs by providing affordable, comprehensive higher education and adult education opportunities. To learn more, visit www.sunysccc.edu.
About START-UP NY:
Launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2014, START-UP NY is an innovative tax incentive program that partners new, growing and relocating businesses with New York State’s large network of public and private colleges and universities.
Through the use of tax incentives which significantly reduce state and local taxes for participants, the program encourages businesses to create new jobs while establishing a meaningful, mutually beneficial partnership with its college or university sponsor. These partnerships enable companies to access faculty, industry experts, equipment and advanced research facilities associated with the schools; and create new opportunities for students to receive first-hand experience and internships with START-UP NY businesses.
Dozens of colleges and universities across New York State are participating in START-UP NY, with more than 650 approved zones that represent over 6 million square-feet of eligible space for new or expanding businesses to operate on or near campuses. Each college and university’s approved START-UP NY plan is available at www.startup.ny.gov.
About Biowaste Pyrolysis Solutions:
Founded in 2015, Biowaste Pyrolysis Solutions (BPS) is Technotherm’s PTY LTD exclusive sales agent in the Americas. The central headquarters is in Lantana, FL and its BPS LLC NY headquarters is in Schenectady, NY. Technotherm, a South African company, is a global leader in thermal processing equipment. BPS provides waste water treatment facilities the ability to eliminate wastewater sludge by using its proprietary Automated Micro Pyrolysis™ (AMP) system technology. AMP eliminates wastewater sludge by converting waste to energy and an inorganic inert residue. BPS manages the entire lifecycle of the project including design, manufacturing and maintenance of the facilities. BPS is also the financier and guarantor for all systems. For more information about BPS, please contact Samuel M. Sylvetsky at firstname.lastname@example.org