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TEDxHalifax - Jim Trussler - Hay Energy: The Next Green Revolution

Jim Trussler is CEO/Co-founder of LST Energy -- a startup commercializing a patented system to burn hay in traditional furnaces and boilers. Scientists have for decades been unsuccessfully trying to find a method to use hay for conventional heating applications. LST found a way. The system has been tested over two winters by the NS Agricultural College and exceeded expectations. This breakthrough enables a flood of new opportunities for farmers to monetize hay crops, entrepreneurs to process the hay into fuel pellets and consumers to cut their heating costs in half -- all in addition to the enormous environmental benefits of using hay instead of oil. Jim is a long time entrepreneur. At his core he is a CA specializing in international tax and finance. Over the past decade and a half he has been involved in 6 startups ranging from emergency medicine, to 3D innovations, social media apps and precision metal products. His current business bases are Halifax, Toronto, Barbados and Pictou. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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