About Us

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies and regional partners that support the hydrogen and fuel cell industry through education and outreach. The project’s goals are to:

  • Increase the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell products to sustainably meet global energy needs.
  • Provide business resources to improve the competitive position of hydrogen and fuel cell cluster businesses in the New England, New Jersey, and New York.

This cluster development project was funded by the US Small Business Administration to drive economic development, innovation and job creation in the nation’s increasingly important energy sector. NEESC supports the electrochemical energy storage cluster in the Northeast through business services that include training, counseling, mentoring, technology transfer/commercialization, export readiness, manufacturing assistance, market development, and incubator assistance. These activities will lead to increased US based market share, economic activity, productivity, technology deployment, and job creation.

Contact Us


Joel Rinebold

Director of Energy Initiative
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
(860) 291-8832


Paul Aresta

Program Manager
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
(860) 291-8832


Tom Ollila

(781) 789-6160

Maine and New Hampshire 

Brad Bradshaw

Hydrogen Energy Center Inc.






New Jersey

Bob Rose

Executive Director


JoAnn Milliken




NEESC was funded by a contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a non discriminator basis.