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Events

There are numerous opportunities to attend and participate in events and gatherings throughout the State of Arizona within the clean and renewable energy sectors. Many events are hosted, sponsored or collaborative efforts by Arizona State University.

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LightWorks Lecture Series: Has the hydrogen revolution finally arrived?

October 3, 2014

The scientific and industrial sectors have been well aware of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for decades now. However, in recent months, the so-called “Hydrogen Economy” seems to be picking up speed. Security of supply, costs of imports, and environmental contamination are reasons that are moving countries towards this new energy paradigm. The path to a hydrogen future, however, faces numerous obstacles, detours, and possible dead ends. In this brief address, the basic concepts will be reviewed, the main opportunities and barriers will be highlighted, and the hydrogen strategies some countries (e.g., Germany, UK, Spain) are adopting will be explained.

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Algae Biomass Summit 2014

September 29 - October 2, 2014

The 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 29 - October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods.

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UNAM Energy Research Series

August 26-29, 2014

It is a priority of ASU to continue and deepen the relationship with Mexico. ASU President Crow has led two trips to Mexico in 2013 and 2014 to meet with leaders of universities, government agencies, and international organizations in Mexico. Join us from August 26-29, 2014 for a series of three talks from researchers from UNAM.

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LightWorks Lecture Series: Momentum and Change in Transportation Electrification

April 25, 2014

Dynamic forces are combining to produce a momentum away from fossil fuel based transportation to the use of electricity. Political, environmental, demand and supply pressures on fossil fuels all are combining with breakthrough advancements in Electric Drive Train technologies to produce an environment where electrical vehicles will become dominant players in transportation.

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AzSEC - Arizona Student Energy Conference

April 1-2, 2014

2014 Conference (April 1-2, 2014): This is a student-focused conference exploring renewable energy research activities at ASU, U of A, and NAU. The conference will feature student talks and poster presentations, representing the broad range of activities on both campuses. This year's event will take place in Tempe at the Arizona State University campus.

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Humanist Lecture

March 18, 2014

Join us on March 18, 2014 for a lecture with ASU's Dr. Joni Adamson on "How the Humanities Power Efforts to Live Well (Not Better)."

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LightWorks Lecture Series: ASU Zero Carbon Initiative

January 24, 2014

Join us for a panel-style discussion with Daniel Hunter, Dave Brixen, Mark Wilhelm, and Nicholas Brown on the zero carbon initiative between Arizona State University, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ameresco, Inc. Panel will be hosted by director Peter Byck of Carbon Nation.

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Shell GameChangers Lecture

November 13, 2013

Join ASU LightWorks and the Center for Science and the Imagination for a lecture on "Innovation Challenges in a Large Energy Company" presented by Shell GameChangers Henk Mooiweer and Hans Haringa.

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LightWorks Lecture Series: Challenges for the Future Energy Grid

October 28, 2013

Join LightWorks and IEEE PES Oct. 28 for a two-part series on challenges for the future energy grid and a discussion on the impact of smart grid, renewables and transportation electrification with Lee Krevat, the director of San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) smart grid initiative and others.

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Algae Biomass Summit 2013

September 30 - October 3, 2013

The 7th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30 - October 3, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods.

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LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Dr. Robert E. Blankenship, Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri

February 21, 2013

Join us for up to 2 opportunities to interact with Dr. Robert Bankenship, Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri and Director of the Washington University Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a seminar and a panel discussion where Dr. Blankenship will be addressing the first step in biological solar conversion and the future of bioenergy.

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LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Prof. George Crabtree, Argonne National Lab and University of Illinois at Chicago

2013 date to be announced

Join us for up to 2 opportunities on February 11, 2013 to interact with Dr. George Crabtree, Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory. ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a technical talk and a lecture where Dr. Crabtree will be addressing the challenge of electricity storage and an outlook of the next fifty years in energy.

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LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, First Solar

April 9, 2013

Join us for up to 2 opportunities to engage with Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President in Global Grid Integration at First Solar. ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a technical talk and lecture where Dr. Morjaria will be addressing the development and integration of utility scale PV technology and its transition as a mainstream power source.

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LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Dr. Mike Tamor, Ford Motor Company

November 19, 2012

Join us for up to 3 opportunities on November 19, 2012 to engage with Dr. Michael A. Tamor, Executive Technical Leader for Hybrid Vehicle and Fuel Cell Research. During a visit to Arizona, ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions include a talk, workshop and lecture where Tamor will be addressing electric vehicles, sustainable transportation, and what our transportation future may look like in 2050.

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Arizona Solar Summit

2013 date to be announced

The Arizona Solar Summit brings people and organizations together to advance the solar energy industry on a national and regional scale. The Summit launched the building of a network designed to address specific challenges that, if met, will propel Arizona to national prominence in the solar energy market. The third Arizona Solar Summit took place on October 9 & 10, 2012. Visit the website for more information and to get involved at www.azsolarsummit.org.

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