Apr 19

Extreme Energy Solutions, New Jersey Green Tech Company, Named 2015 Company of the Year by Passaic Valley FOP #181

Extreme Energy Solutions recently was honored with an acknowledgement and official proclamation recognizing the company as Passaic County’s 2015 Company of the Year in the professional area of Environmentally Friendly Energy Products. The award was given by the Passaic Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 181, and was signed and presented by Lieutenant Joseph Sferruzza, president of the FOP Lodge.

Officer Joe Klein (Retired) who assist the FOP lodge and assist PBA 152, presented the awards to the Company.

“We appreciate all that Extreme Energy Solutions has done for the community, state, and for our organization,” expressed Klein.

“On behalf of the Company, I am honored to accept this honor,” said Samuel Burlum, the company’s CEO and President, “We continue our efforts in being an asset to the community, and believe in our path of creating value in the county, state, and nation. This award reaffirms our efforts have been effective.”

“We have a great team of people who really care about being of service to others while creating value through products and services that aim to address challenges that effect our environment, economic climate, and community,” added Burlum

Extreme Energy Solutions has been aggressively proving its business model and the validity of its technology on the worldwide stage, with projects ongoing in China, Jordan, Canada, and the United States which have yielded positive results. Extreme is known for its flagship product, the Smart Emissions Reducer, a device designed to lower harmful emissions omitted by internal combustion engines. The product has been utilized by municipalities, government agencies, and private sector on their vehicle fleets since 2010.

The Company has other environmentally friendly products and services as part of its offerings. Extreme Kleaner is a non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser which is manufactured in the Garden State. Recently the Company added a glass, tile, and more formula to the line-up. Product is available via selected Ace Hardware and True Value Hardware stores, and online from Amazon.com, KeepAmercia.com, and ExtremeKleaner.com.

Extreme Energy Solutions is also the parent company of Fleet Works Leasing, an entity set up to offer said mentioned technology on terms for folks who wish to purchase product who may not have all of the upfront resources to make the investment into the technology. E-Tech Performance is the company’s software development and research arm; focused on developing software solution for emissions reduction and fuel economy technical strategies.

Extreme Energy Solutions is a supporter of many community causes, including assisting Veterans in need. Located inOgdensburg, New Jersey, the facility houses the company’s research and development department, technical training classes, warehousing/logistics, light manufacturing and repackaging, and some administration. Experts in the field of green technology whom focus on fuel economy, emissions reduction, vehicle performance, converge on the facility once a year, where visitors and experts share their ideas on how-to bring such concepts to market.

This is the second time Extreme Energy Solutions was recognized for its contribution to the industry and community by the Passaic Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #181. The company received the same honor in 2013. Extreme Energy Solutions, and its team, under the leadership of CEO and President Samuel K. Burlum, have continued to accumulate industry accolades in recent years. Extreme has been recognized by the People of Distinction Humanitarian Foundation in 2014; World Green Energy Symposium Nova award was presented in to the company in 2013; are just a few examples of organizations that have recognized the company’s efforts.

The Company is planning the future production and release of a video documentary series that will highlight fuel economy improving technology. Many of the company’s current videos can be viewed on Youtube.
Visit http://www.ExtremeEnergySolutions.net, or http://www.SamBurlum.com for more information.

Apr 19

2015 World Green Energy Symposium Unites Policy Makers And Industry Leaders In Order To Address Global Economic And Environmental Concerns

The 2015 World Green Energy Symposium held in Washington DC at the University of District of Columbia on Thursday, March 12 was the place to be for discovering cutting-edge green technology, sustainability programs and innovative environmental policy. Many powerful presentations and workshops were held to discuss energy, green technology, environmental policy and economic sustainability.

The event offered expertise from many market segments. From government to industry schools of thought and students, to community activists, answers to solve some of today’s most pressing concerns came from every corner of the gathering. The event also recognized current and former WGES Nova Award Honorees, who answered the call of bringing public policy and technology together to solve environmental and economic challenges.

“We want to thank you all for coming today in attending this year’s WGES,” said Professor Robert Gallagher, Executive Chair of the World Green Energy Symposium as he welcomed all guests to the well-attended event, “You will find opportunities galore from industry to government, from schools of thought to community activist, you will not be disappointed by the options of answers you can gather from today’s offerings.”

Four-time Emmy Winner, former Broadcast Journalist Jan Fox was the event’s emcee and opened the event at 9:00 am introducing special guest and speakers to the podium.

Professor Gallagher first recognized all of the past World Green Energy Symposium NOVA Award Honorees for their contributions to advancements in solving problems associated with environmental and energy issues. Then Gallagher took a moment to recognize this, year’s recipient, Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSE) of the University of DC.

“We are honored to add another member to class of NOVA Award Winners. The Current Class includes the City of Washington DC, City of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Dow Chemical, and Extreme Energy Solutions, among others who have demonstrated making steps and development of policies and technologies that lead us to protecting our environment and natural resources, while providing sustainable choices,”

“We are honored to present Dr. Sabine O’Hare and CAUSE with this year’s NOVA Award for their efforts in becoming a sustainable land grant site, being totally sustainable, including their construction of this campus,” Gallagher professed.

“We are honored to accept this award. This is not just my award, but a reflection of all of our staff, students, board, alumni, suppliers, and the rest of the individuals who supported our vision for our school,” Dr. O’Hare added, “The city supported our goals, which provided us the opportunity to be the only 100% sustainable University in the District.”

Tribute was paid in accommodations by a number of special guests who included Mr. James Lyons, President of University of DC, who welcomed attendees to the campus and to the event. He was followed by Margaret Singleton, Vice President of DC Chamber of Commerce; Tommy Wells, Acting Director, District Department of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia; and then Dr. O’Hare wrapped up the morning session showcasing the series of steps CAUSE took to develop their sustainable campus.

The mid-day panel represented opportunities within federal government and presented case studies; steps and initiatives that government has taken to become even more-green, thus saving taxpayer money in the meantime. Panel was led by Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, from GSA who shared the agency’s green building practices; which including the usage of energy efficiency tech, LEED construction practices, and maximizing space.

Ms. Kristine Kingery presented what the Army is doing to become more environmentally friendly in managing its assets and bases around the world. Ms. Jo Anne Hill, with the US Department of Commerce, provided a discussion referencing contract opportunities available for Minority Owned Business Enterprises in the area of sustainability and environmental initiatives by the federal government. The session was concluded by Mr. Landon Van Dyke, from the Department of State, who shared the vision and ongoing practices by the Department of State in greening US Embassies around the world.

The afternoon full of workshops; discussions and question and answer sessions from a number of interests: new technology, transportation solutions, the use of big data to monitor energy usage and energy conservation, understanding public private partnerships were just part of the plethora of sessions one could choose from.

Two of the workshops that stood out were the discussion lead by Samuel K. Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, who presented a case study and examples about here and now available technology that could lower harmful toxic emissions from vehicles, including advancements made in this technology sector, and the importance of embracing the retrofit technology market. Burlum shared his vision of public policy measures that would allow for green technology to blossom. His compelling presentation on emissions reduction and environmental policy can be seen online.

Another well attended workshop provided insight on deploying sustainable technology to the continent of Africa. Panel, moderated by Ron Uba, Department of Commerce-MBDA; led by Mr. Ken Johnson, provided information referencing emerging economies within developing nations. Mr. Johnson discussed examples of countries within Africa who were struggling to meet the demands of water, energy, power, food supply, and alternatives currently being investigated to meet these needs.

Attendees were excited and optimistic as the evening came to a close, all leaving with valuable information and contacts from the historic event.

“There is still much work to be done in this field of practice,” Burlum contributed, “the areas of environmental protection, green technology, alternative energy, sustainability, and policy making that drives the markets to evolve are still very much in their infancy. If you compare this industry to the early days of the .com boom or the early days of the information age, you can see the ‘green industry’ is following those same trends,”

“There are other drivers to the movement of environmental sustainability, which I believe one of them is generational. There are far more X, Y, and Millennial generation individuals who were cultured with a sense of environmental regard for the planet than the previous generations.”

“These generations who grew up with recycling in the classroom; earth day celebrations; they were the generations who have embraced most of the green technology we have today; so it is no surprise that we are seeing large growth in this area.”

“As they exercise their purchasing power, and combine that with their life style habits, you get a demanding market segment who wants more organic and green choices. It’s a trend companies like ours welcome in the near future,” mentioned Burlum.

Dec 03

This Holiday, Buy Locally

By Samuel K. Burlum CEO of EES

From TheAlternativePress.com

Friday, November 30, 2012 • 6:50pm


It is that time of the season in which many travel to the mall to purchase gifts for their family and friends.  As many scour the internet and the newspaper for coupons and deals on merchandise, they begin to plot their plan of action, as if they were generals prepping their battle plan to conquer the world of retail.  The dawning of commercials and circulars enticing consumers with blockbuster early bird door-buster deals and discounts only rallies the troops to ready themselves to part with their hard earned cash.  It has become a custom in the United States to stand on a line beginning at 4:30 in the morning, the very day after Thanksgiving, in being one of the first people in that zip code to buy that new trendy item, thus officially ushering in the holiday consumer season.
 As soon as the market and financial economist wrap up their turkey dinner, they transform into worker elves in the night, reviewing and revising sales projections and financial modeling, twisting and torqueing the hype around record sales of this gadget and that retailer, hoping and wishing that their information is right, then quick to get their sound bites on news radio and television.  By the end of the day of what has become “Black Friday”, all hope that one of the largest retail-consumer events was successful enough to shake the earth from its axis, providing for new records to break next year.
I find this to be very disturbing.  Not because of the power of American Free Enterprise system, which I adore and love; disturbing in the sense that so many have fallen out of touch with the economic engine that fuels their local community.  Of all of the “Black Fridays” I have bared witness to, not once did I see in a local community, people lining up at Joe’s Hardware Store, or Jane’s Family Clothing Store to support them in making many purchases that would keep the doors of their local merchant open and alive.  On the news you never see video clips of people camping the day before at the local Five and Dime establishment.  What are viewed are droves of people stampeding the doors of a big box store.
Many would ask why this is so troublesome to me.  I would ask them, “How much of that money that you spend on that trinket that you just bought from the big box store actually stays in the local economy?”
In an era of tough economic and financial times, where our great nation faces the “Fiscal Cliff,” most people are not even asking the right questions, “What is it that one can do to help begin to reverse the negative trend?”  The one power “We the People” can exercise is our consumer rights.  We exercise those rights in the way we spend our money and where we spend our money.  Knowing how many communities are also facing fiscal crises, we should be spending as much of our money locally as we can, as our way to contribute in stabilizing local economies.
So listen up Small Businesses, if you’re going to win over the consumer into your court you need to know what you’re up against.  As a consumer it is also important to know how your contribution will make a difference.  Statistically speaking, when it comes to the economic engine, 80% of the economic engine of our country depends on small business (fewer than 100 employees, family owned, locally driven) as the delivery system of goods and services reaching consumers hands.  Most people choose the merchant they are going to support based on two decision making instincts: the feeling of whom they can trust (the positive relationship and experience); and by power of auto-suggestion (which is triggered by the bombardment of repetition and invasive advertising).   Small businesses need to have an approach that is more comforting, more personable, in catering to a patron’s needs.  As a smaller retailer your best weapon is the relationship with your clients and the community.
Some people will bark at the idea and make claims that mom and pop shops will not have the things we desire, and we are foolish to think that local family owned retailer could be competitive with a larger institution.  I tend to argue.  I want you to consider some of the next taking points that may show where you do save money, time, and energy shopping locally.
There are several benefits of purchasing from the local small business.  The obvious is that most local merchants do not have long lines or waits due to the personal service they provide.  Being that they are local, chances are you won’t have a long drive to their establishment, saving you both time of waiting in traffic and gasoline from traveling to the out of the way location.  I had done a small study in just purchasing a pair of jeans.  From a local merchant the jeans were $40.  I drove less than fifteen minutes to the establishment.  I manage to transact business and purchase the jeans within another fifteen minutes after making sure I was comfortable with my product selection.  I received first class service, where the clerk was very attentive to my needs and sincerely thanked me for being a patron of their store.  During the time I spent in the store, I got to know the clerk, who was a related to the owner of the store.  I learned how the store began.  I also got to see all the wonderful letters and certificates of appreciation they had posted throughout the store, displaying how they contributed to many local community causes.   I knew that dollar was going to stay within the community, and keep a person employed who believed in the brand of the store.
I decided to perform a field study at the big box store.  I commuted an hour to the mall, where the same pair of jeans I had paid $40 for previous was on sale for $34.99, at the mall.  It was an hour commute and about 30 miles from my home.  I spent another fifteen minutes to find parking, and walked another ten minutes before entering the store.   It was about fifteen minutes before a clerk even noticed that I was struggling to find the jeans in my size.  She did not care to assist me other than making the comment “they are somewhere in that area,” and took off to go on break.  After another ten minutes, I finally found the pair of jeans I was looking for and went to the service counter; spent another fifteen minutes on line.  When I reached the set of cashiers, they did not acknowledge that I was a customer.  I was treated as an inconvenience, as they were more engaged on discussing getting off work early so they could go “party”.  I then spent another ten minutes walking back to my car to face a 30 mile commute back home.  After all said and done, I got home and noticed a scratch in my car door from the shopping cart that another mall shopper just let drift into my vehicle.
I had done the calculation of fuel cost and time, versus the savings.  My trip to the local business was fifteen minutes, less than seven miles, which equated in fuel cost of $1.23, (my car gets around 20 miles to the gallon), and $40 for the jeans.  My total spent was $41.23 and 45 minutes of my time for purchasing locally.  The trip to the mall cost me $5.25 in fuel, and $34.99 for the jeans, for a total of $40.24 and 3 hours fifteen minutes of my time.  As a CEO of a company, my time is very valuable.  I know that I could have better allocated the 2 hours 30 minutes extra time spent on going to the mall would have been more productive elsewhere.  If I was an attorney that had an hourly rate of $475 per hour, I would have lost $1092.50 worth the business by trying to save a meager 99 cents on a pair of jeans.  However, I had to go to the mall because the jeans were “on sale”.
I know you cannot get all of the things you need locally.  I am realistic and I have done the math on the difference on high items like computers and plasma televisions and major appliances.  And in many cases the local merchant does loose out because they don’t have the bulk buying power the big box stores have.
So this holiday season, consider purchasing from a family owned small business establishment.  Chances are a portion of the proceeds you spend at their store will go to that local PBA Little League team, or to the local community food bank.  Your buying power just might the consumer dollar that puts another one of your unemployed neighbors back to work.  And just think of all of the time you could gain, put to better use.  In the process, you never know, you just might become friends with the local merchant who might give you a discount for returning to their store.

Samuel K. Burlum. Mr. Burlum is the CEO/President, and Chairman of Extreme Energy Solutions Inc; a company that develops, sells, and services environmental mitigation products and practices. Under his leadership, Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. “Made in the USA Manufacturing Plan” was adopted; thus creating many new jobs in the Northeast. Mr. Burlum has testified on behalf of innovative technology at many US EPA/NJ DEP stakeholders hearings, including hearings on dirty coal fired electric generation facilities, and national diesel pollution reduction campaigns. Mr. Burlum also serves as Vice President of SMART Air Fuel Saver LLC; a Board Director for ESLC Inc; while also serving as Board Secretary for the Spirit of the Arts Foundation (501c3 Non-Profit). Mr. Burlum is involved in Motorsports (Stock Car Racing) industry, as a car/team owner, and driver. Mr. Burlum has been an Entrepreneur for over 20 years, founding his first business in 1992. He graduated from Berkeley College with an Associates Degree in Business Management & Entrepreneurship in 1998. He is an active participant and Member of both Sussex County and NJ State Chamber of Commerce; NJ State Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Member, NJ Clean Cities Coalition, California Trucking Association, Global Information Network, and UMP Dirt Car. Mr. Burlum has been interviewed on radio and television including on People of Distinction, with CBS Radio’s Al Cole, Today in America with Terry Bradshaw, WIBG 1020 am News Hurley in the Morning, NTR Radio’s Voice of Success Program, and Cablevision’s The Neighborhood Journal, and featured in many articles including in the publication The Taxi Insider, The Alternative Press, and MPG Today Magazine.  He has been a featured speaker at the World Green Energy Symposium, and the Sustainability Summit, powered by The Council (NYC) on panels discussing matters on green transportation solutions and innovative green supply chain development.



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