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2018 Annual Meeting

 

Agenda

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall Corner of Olden Street and Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ
Friend Center Corner of Olden and William Streets, Princeton, NJ

Friday, November 9, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome

Mark Zondlo, Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Governor’s Keynote Address

Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Reflections on Governor Murphy’s Keynote Address, moderated by ​Mark Zondlo

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Accelerating Climate Action in the US, September 21, 2018 Conference recap

Judi Greenwald, Non-resident Fellow, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Principal, Greenwald Consulting LLC

How rapidly can the world’s energy system be decarbonized?

Eric Larson, Senior Research Engineer, Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Global challenges to rapid, deep decarbonization

This panel discussion will explore critical questions of pace of decarbonization in relation to energy transitions by examining bottlenecks (industrial, economic, social and regulatory) that have the potential to constrain or slow the pace of change. Special attention will be given to the unique challenges and opportunities in China and India.

Chris Greig, Moderator, Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment; Director, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation; Director, University of Queensland Energy Initiative
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Wayne Xu, Chief Technology Officer, National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy, China
Vijay Swarup, Vice President of Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

FRIEND CENTER, Convocation Room

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Industry-academic perspectives on energy technology RD&D: breakthrough opportunities, priorities, hurdles and big questions

Each topic consists of two ten-minute presentations followed by ten minutes of Q&A moderated by Darren HammellGerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment; Founder and CEO of Princeton Power Systems

Topic 1: Offshore wind energy

Kris Ohleth, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Ørsted North America
Marcus Hultmark, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Topic 2: Sustainable cements

Tom SchulerPresident and CEO, Solidia Technologies, Inc.
Claire White, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Topic 3: Low-carbon hydrogen for fuels and chemicals

David Dankworth, Andlinger Center Visitor in Residence; Senior Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Paul Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry 

Topic 4: Microbial production of fuels and chemicals

Laurel HarmonVice President, LanzaTech
Jose Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment 

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Getting low-carbon technologies to market and achieving scale

The moderator will frame this panel topic from an investors perspective, and the industry leaders who presented on Topics 1-4 will discuss the unique challenges of getting industries and consumers to adopt low-carbon technologies at the scales needed to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sean O’Sullivan, Moderator, Founder, SOSV
David Dankworth,
Andlinger Center Visitor in Residence & Senior Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Laurel HarmonVice President, LanzaTech
Kris Ohleth, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Ørsted North America
Tom Schuler, President and CEO, Solidia Technologies

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception