13th Annual Energy Conference: Bioenergy & Natural Systems

Event

13th Annual Energy Conference

June 14, 2018
8:30 AM  – 4:00 PM

NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Long Island, NY

Bioenergy & Natural Systems

Registrants may receive five continuing education hours applicable to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

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Contact: Robert Amundsen, Ph.D.
ramundse@nyit.edu

Agenda

8:30 – 9 a.m.

REGISTRATION


9 – 9:10 a.m.

“Opening Remarks”
Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., President,
New York Institute of Technology


9:10 – 9:40 a.m.

“The Role of Bioenergy in a Climate-Changing World”
Virginia H. Dale, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

“Biodiversity and Food Security Challenges for Bioenergy”
Keith L. Kline, Distinguished Research Staff,
Environmental Sciences Division,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)


10:10 – 10:40 a.m.

“Biofuels Without Photosynthesis: Electrofuels and Biomining”
Scott A. Banta, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Columbia University


10:40 – 11 a.m.

BREAK


11 – 11:30 a.m.

“Integrating Shrub Willow into the Landscape for Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services”
Timothy A. Volk, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate,
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Rising CO2 Levels Impact Human Nutrition by Diminishing the Nutritional Quality of Crops Worldwide”
Irakli Loladze, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Bryan College of Health Sciences, Bryan Medical Center


12 – 1:20 p.m.

BUFFET LUNCH & NETWORKING


1:20 – 1:50 p.m.

“Offshore Wind Turbines: Issues in Fisheries”
David Beutel, Aquaculture Coordinator,
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council


1:50 – 2:20 p.m.

“Engineering Enzymes to Reduce Biofuels Production Costs”
Shishir Chundawat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University


2:20 – 2:50 p.m.

“Low Carbon Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Future”
Devinder Mahajan, Ph.D., Director,
Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology and Professor,
Chemical and Molecular Engineering, Stony Brook University


2:50 – 3:20 p.m.

“Clean Direct Use of Biomass for Thermal Applications”
Rebecca Trojanowski, Staff Engineer,
Sustainable Energy Technologies,
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sponsors

U.S. Green Building Council. Long Island Chapter.
AEE: The Association of Energy Engineers. Long Island Chapter.

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