Briefing

Aug 9, 2018
Washington, DC

In this presentation, opportunities for using coal as a precursor for value-added products will be reviewed. Research needs and priority research directions for enabling the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective processes for refining coal into precursors for manufacturing products, such as mesoporous and activated carbon, metallurgical coal, carbon fibers, electrodes for energy storage devices, electronic devices, materials for thermal management, construction materials, etc., will also be reviewed.

Aug 29, 2018
Washington, DC

This presentation will summarize the high level results of the 2018 US Energy and Employment Report (USEER) in four key sectors of the American economy--Electric Power Generation and Fuels Production; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Energy Efficiency; and the Motor Vehicles Industry.  In addition to providing job numbers in emerging technologies, such as renewables, energy storage, and smart grid, the USEER analysis reveals the large number of direct employment that has gone uncounted in traditional energy sect

Global Thermostat
Aug 7, 2018
Washington, DC

Global Thermostat’s patented breakthrough technology removes CO2 from various sources utilizing readily available, low-cost process heat. That CO2 is then used profitably in multiple industrial processes, meeting the needs of a > $1 Trillion annual market. With its great flexibility and scalable implementations, GT plants can be of any size and can stand alone, or be integrated with: legacy coal power plants; renewable energy plants; and manufacturing facilities.

Jul 24, 2018
Washington, DC

The region of West Africa is home to diverse sources of energy, including hydropower and wind power, and over 350 million residents who depend upon a consistent energy supply for a growing population. Fortunately, a strategic business plan has been developed by the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) to effectively address these needs and ensure that the investment program is effective and relevant.

Jul 26, 2018
Washington, DC

Photo Courtesy of NET Power and McDermott

NET Power is commercializing a novel power system that produces emissions-free electricity from natural gas for the same cost as conventional power plants. The system, which uses the supercritical CO2 Allam Cycle, is currently being demonstrated at a 50MWth power plant in La Porte, Texas, that is now in operation. A review of the technology will be provided, and an update will be given on the status of demonstration plant testing and operations, as well as commercial facility development.

 

Jun 28, 2018
Washington, DC

Energy is the golden thread that weaves throughout the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is at the core of meeting the world’s quality of life aspirations. The challenge is reconciling a tight emissions pathway with these aspirations. The 2030 Agenda represents an imperative for profound and immediate changes in how energy is produced, transformed, traded, and consumed as the energy sector accounts for 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

Jun 12, 2018
Washington, DC

In March, Senators Barrasso, Capito, Whitehouse, and Heitkamp introduced the "USE IT" Act in committee, which would support R&D for innovative carbon capture and use technologies.

May 17, 2018
Washington, DC

The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) large-scale demonstration project recently achieved the net CO2 storage of 1,000,000 metric tons in the CO2-EOR fields in Northern Michigan. This briefing will discuss how lessons learned from this successful program can be used to move CCUS towards deployment in appropriate settings. In addition to providing key aspects of the program, the speakers will discuss how the MRCSP research is impacting new projects in the USA and globally to build technical capacity.

May 15, 2018
Washington, DC

Juan Belt will discuss a paper he wrote for the Copenhagen Consensus Center (CCC) that proposes measures to improve the power sector in Haiti and is based on best practices.  The CCC “eminent panel”, which included a Nobel Prize winner, selected this paper as the best among 85 proposed interventions, and the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) gave it the “Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018.”  Juan and Silvia Alvarado will also discuss a paper they are writing.  Silvia is a former USAID

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