Energy in Transition

ENERGY IN TRANSITION

The world's annual energy comsumption is approaching 13 trillion watts, most of which is supplied in the form of fossil fuel hydrocarbons.
 
This interactive workshop brings together leading experts and industry stakeholders to explore the challenges and solutions for transition from this traditional hydrocarbon economy to an increasingly renewable energy economy.
 
RPSEA's President, C. Michael Ming will be one of the speakers on Panel 2:  Addressing the Challenge of Human Capital.  See overview and panel topics below:
 
Overview: Emerging Energy Trends
Lane Sloan
Director, University of Houston Strategic Energy Alliance
Special Assistant to Provost
 
Panel 1: Harnessing the Potential of Kinetic Energy
 
Traditional offshore engineering designs structures which resist the kinetic energy present in the offshore environment. This panel will explore how these same forces in the offshore (and onshore) environments can be harnessed to generate renewable energy.

Moderator:
David Doepel 
Regional Director, The Americas, Western Australian Trade and Investment Office
 
Panel 2: Addressing the Challenge of Human Capital
 
This panel will explore the education and training needs required for a lower-carbon and bio-carbon energy future, how they intersect with, and are complemented by, future staff development for the oil and gas industry.
 
Moderator: Lane Sloan 
Director, University of Houston Strategic Energy Alliance
Special Assistant to Provost
 
Panel 3: From Fossil Carbon to Bio and Captured Carbon
 
A century of science and know-how has gone into understanding what it takes to release the chemical energy of the fossil derived hydrocarbon bond at global, commercial scale. This panel will explore the possibility of renewable feedstock substitution into the global energy supply chain and explore how chemistry and chemical engineering will contribute to commercializing new feestocks ("Green Crude") and solving the challenges of carbon capture and geo/bio sequestration.
 
Moderator: Roger Marmaro
President, Hythane
Speaker See List Below
Speakers: Raymond W. Flumerfelt, Ph.D.    Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, and Vice Director of Texas - NREL    Wind Energy Project Wayne Krouse    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Green Energy Sean Moore, Ph.D.    Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Energy Corporation Jim Coleman, Ph.D.     Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Ecology ...

Speakers:


Raymond W. Flumerfelt, Ph.D.

   Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, and Vice Director of Texas - NREL

   Wind Energy Project

Wayne Krouse

   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Green Energy

Sean Moore, Ph.D.

   Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Energy Corporation

Jim Coleman, Ph.D.

    Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University

John K. Galiotos, Ph.D.

   Professor and Houston Community College Northeast Energy Institute Chair

Steve Halls, Ph.D.

   Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Murdoch Environment, Murdoch University

C. Michael Ming

   President of Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)

Al Darzins, Ph.D.

   Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Allan Hart Chief Technology Officer,

   Cool Energy

Tom Rudas

Managing Director, AnaeCo Rick Zalesky - Vice President, Hydrogen and Biofuels, Chevron

   Technology Ventures

Full Description
Organizer Natalie Padilla

When?

Thu, Jan. 31, 2008
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Where?

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce St.
Houston, Texas 77002
USA