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NORA hires Frank as research associate

Jenny Frank has joined the National Oilheat Research Alliance as a research associate to further advance its work in the field of carbon reduction from home heating.


Her time will be divided among NORA research strategies and projects while maintaining her position in academia.

Frank is an assistant professor of renewable energy at the State University of New York at Morrisville (SUNY Morrisville) where she teaches courses pertaining to energy systems, economics and policy.

She received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) where she studied renewable-energy pathways.

Frank’s research focuses on technoeconomic analysis to qualify the long-term environmental, financial and technical viability of diverse energy technologies and feedstocks.

She has published several studies in various peer-reviewed journals.

“Dr. Frank provides NORA with specific expertise on renewable energies and their long-term viability,” said Thomas Butcher, NORA’s director of research.

“As we continue to push further and further towards zero-carbon home heating, Dr. Frank will be a valuable asset to NORA and the liquid heating-fuel industry,” Butcher added.

NORA President Michael Devine said, “We are very pleased that Dr. Frank has joined the NORA team as a research associate. Dr. Frank and Dr. Butcher are going collaborate and continue to expand our activities at NORA, as well as identify additional research and development opportunities as we continue on the path to eliminating carbon from home heating.”

NORA was authorized by Congress in 2000 to generate funding from within the liquid heating-fuels industry to provide more reliable heat and hot water to American consumers.

NORA’s efforts focus on energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, safety, R&D and professional education, with particular emphasis on transitioning liquid-fuel heating and its appliances to a low-carbon source of heat and hot water.



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