Emerging Technology Applications Center (ETAC)

For the past twenty-five years, ETAC has helped businesses improve manufacturing processes, evaluate and improve operational efficiency and provide renewable energy assistance. ETAC’s mission is to help businesses implement sustainable operating principles.

ETAC has experts, equipment and laboratory facilities to apply and test various technologies. 

ETAC Services

  • Quantified environmental and economic benefits
  • Reduction of environmental footprint
  • Most advanced, energy efficient technologies available. The recommendations are often instituted as best practices in the industry .
  • Reduce annual emissions
  • Operational cost savings

  • Team of experts, using sophisticated monitoring instrumentation, perform assessments for manufacturers.
  • ETAC has conducted hundreds of assessments throughout the nation, helping our clients reduce annual energy use and improve the environment
  • Structured around specific opportunities for small to mid-sized manufacturers.
  • Subsidies may be available from the US Department of Energy
  • Assessment audit levels are flexible, based on need.

  • Infra Red
  • Radio Frequency
  • Microwave
  • Induction Heating
  • Ultra violet
  • Ultra sonic
  • Ebeam
  •  Alternative technologies to improve heating, drying, coating and curing processes

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Grant Opportunities

ETAC offers assistance and provides opportunities to align with Pennsylvania’s movement to improve sustainability for businesses, manufacturers and agricultural producers.

Technical and economic feasibility analysis can be provided for photovoltaic solar energy, wind turbines, solar thermal heating and geothermal applications.

No Cost Energy Assessments

The Emerging Technology Applications Center (ETAC) of Northampton Community College will provide no-cost technical assistance to eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses to identify and assess renewable energy alternatives. For more information and a determination of eligibility, contact cyoung@northampton.edu.


This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program through a Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant.


Environmental Impact Assessments

Contact Information


Center for Business and Industry
Northampton Community College Fowler Campus
511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015


Phone: 610.332.6103

Email:  cyoung@northampton.edu


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