Energy Days 2019 Agenda

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Noon Registration Opens, Registration Desk

1–3 p.m. Workshop: Addressing Critical Challenges for Energy Security, Room 206

1–4 p.m. Lightning Talks, Presidents Hall IV

  • Penn State Intellectual Property Clinic
  • Invent Penn State
  • Securing Philanthropic Funding from Foundations
  • Corporate Engagement
  • The Institute for CyberScience High-Performance Research Cloud
  • The Materials Characterization Lab (MCL):  Solving Problems from the Fundamental to the Applied
  • EESL Solar Energy Lab
  • Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Facilities
  • Wind Energy Technology and Market Update
  • Thermal Energy Harvesting
  • NRAP: Tools for Geologic Carbon Storage Risk Assessment
  • Highlights of emerging research in energy harvesting and storage
  • Hydrogen and ammonia are at the center of food-energy-water nexus
  • Gas Turbine Research at Penn State
  • Energy Systems Transition Laboratory
  • Bioenergy as a Carbon Negative Technology
  • Innovations in Solar PPA’s: Embedding Eco-System Services into the RFP
  • Peer-to-peer transactions for coordination of distributed energy resources
  • CO2 Capture and Utilization for Sustainable Development

4–5:30 p.m. Poster Session, Hallway outside of Presidents Hall

5:30–8 p.m. Dinner and keynote speaker, Fredrick “Stu” Bresler, Presidents Hall I–III

Thursday, May 30, 2019

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Registration Desk

7:30–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking, Presidents Hall I–III

8:30–10 a.m. Welcome; Updates; Panel discussion on Energy in Transition, Presidents Hall I–III

10–10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions, Assigned Rooms, Moderator

  • Biomass Production on Marginal Land, Room 211, Tom Richard
  • Conversion of Municipal and Rural Coop Grids to Community Microgrids and District Energy Systems, Room 220, Jim Freihaut
  • Developing the Future Energy Workforce with integrated education, Room 218, Monty Alger
  • Energy Harvesting  – Addressing Green Energy Challenge through Capture of Wasted Ambient Energy, Room 208, Shashank Priya
  • PA Energy Horizons, Room 203, Tom Murphy
  • Penn State Renewable Power Purchase Agreements, Room 221, Mike Prinkey and Meghan Hoskins
  • Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Credit Markets – Developments and trends, Room 202, Ed Johnstonbaugh and Dan Ciolkosz
  • Solar Technology for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Room 206, Chris Giebink

12:30–2 p.m. Lunch with Remarks by Penn State President Eric Barron followed by keynote speaker Tom Richard, Presidents Hall I–III

2–4 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions, Assigned Rooms, Moderator

  • Advanced Stimulation Technologies for oil/gas development, Room 218, John Wang
  • Bioenergy Thermal Synergies – Complementary Markets and Value Benefits, Room 220, Dan Ciolkosz
  • Business Perspectives in Energy Efficiency: Value of Effective Communication, Learning, and Product Design, Room 202, Saurabh Bansal
  • The Dynamics of Energy System Change in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region, Room 208, Seth Blumsack
  • Embracing the Living Building: The Journey Continues, Room 221, John Bechtel and Yumna Kurdi
  • Energy Law and Policy in Transition, Room 203, Hari Osofsky
  • Growing Opportunities for Renewable Natural Gas, Room 211, Tom Richard
  • Research Coalition Building toward Commercial Results, Room 206, Sarma Pisupati

4–5 p.m. Wrap-up and Conclusions, Presidents Hall I–III