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Hoku Scientific officer to give public talk at ISU April 24

April 18, 2007

The chief technology officer of Hoku Scientific Inc., a manufacturer and vendor of polysilicon for the solar market, will speak at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Salmon River Suite of the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building. Hoku Scientific has announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in Pocatello.

CTO Karl Taft and representatives from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will present information on clean and low-impact industry for the public.

    Hoku Scientific is a materials science company focused on clean energy technologies. It signed a 99-year ground lease with Pocatello in March. The company anticipates completing construction in 2008 shipping polysilicon in 2009. Polysilicon is the key material used in the production of solar cells and integrated circuits.

    The event is sponsored by the ISU Community Service Center.

For more information, contact Linda Burke at 282-4201.


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