Energy Days 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

11:00 a.m. Registration open

1:00–4:00 p.m. Tours of campus energy facilities

1:00–2:15 p.m. Tour Session #1

  • Battery & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center
  • Breazeale Nuclear Reactor
  • Pennsylvania Housing Research Center/Energy Efficient Housing
  • Petroleum and natural gas engineering labs (Drilling/Subsurface)
  • Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Laboratory

2:15–2:45 p.m. Break & bus transfer

2:45–4:00 p.m. Tour Session #2

  • Applied Research Lab, Center for Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition, CIMP-3D
  • Battery Application Technology Testing & Energy Research Laboratory (BATTERY) & the Hydrogen Fueling Station - Larson Transportation Institute
  • Biomass and Thermal Battery Labs
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences - Energy Institute & Center for Combustion, Power and Propulsion
  • East Steam Plant

4:00–6:30 p.m. Poster Session (with heavy appetizers)

6:30–7:30 p.m. Welcome—Moderated Panel Discussion with Bill Ritter, Jr.—Energy and Society

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7:45 a.m. Registration open

8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and networking session

8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome

8:45–9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Andrew Ott

9:45–10:15 a.m. Networking break

10:15–11:30 a.m. Breakout sessions

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Technologies on the Future of Nuclear Power
  • Clean Coal
  • Dimethyl Ether: A Paradigm Shift to Replace Diesel-Fueled Transportation with an Equally Efficient Fuel
  • Energy and Industry: Integrating the Internet of Things
  • The Energy Literacy Landscape—Providers, Programs, and Priorities in Pennsylvania
  • Microgrid, Built Environment
  • Oil and Gas
  • The Pennsylvania Energy Solutions Network for Economic Development
  • Regulating Energy and Engaging Stakeholders: Law, Policy, and Stakeholder Engagement in a Changing World

11:30–12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–1:30 p.m. Speakers: Energy in Pennsylvania

1:30–2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions

  • Bioenergy and Water Quality
  • Chemicals and Materials
  • Energy Across Borders: Geopolitics, Conflict and International Arbitration
  • Energy Literacy Roadmap to the Future—A Ten-Year Plan for Enhancing Energy Literacy in Pennsylvania
  • The Future of Energy Storage
  • Integrated Education
  • Our Solar Future
  • Propulsion and Power Generation
  • Regional Power System Evolution
  • Wind Energy Applications in Pennsylvania—Building a Stakeholder Network

2:45–3:00 p.m. Networking break

3:00–4:00 p.m. Plenary: Moderated Panel Discussion—Future State of Energy

4:00–4:15 p.m. Wrap Up