As Congress considers an economic stimulus that could include billions for renewable energy and efficiency projects, 3M announced today that it’s officially formed its new Renewable Energy Division.
3M already sells a variety of products to the renewable energy industry: a protective tape, for example, that seals the leading edge of wind turbine blades. The new business unit will pull together that and other products such as energy-conserving window films.
“3M’s new operation will serve the renewable energy market globally and bring the best products and technologies from a single source to customers worldwide,” said Michael Roman, a 3M executive who has been named to lead the new division.
The division falls under the company’s Industrial and Transportation Business and will focus on energy generation and energy management.