E3 Conference

Special Topics

Session I: Waste-to-Energy Systems

Title TBA
Paul Gilman, Covanta Energy

Renewable Energy Opportunities in Wastewater
Jason Willett, Metropolitan Council

Bioenergy and Value-added Chemicals Produced from Agricultural Waste Materials
Jun Zhu, Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Schmiesing, Faegre & Benson LLP (Moderator)


Session II: Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Jobs in the Upper Midwest and U.S.

Panel Discussion Featuring
Shannon Fraser, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council, 8th Ward
Kyle Uphoff, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Andrew J. Ritten, Faegre & Benson LLP (Moderator)


Session III: U of M Renewable Energy Success Stories

The Eolos Consortium: An Industry/Academe Partnership for Advancing Wind Energy
Fotis Sotiropoulos, Civil Engineering/St. Anthony Falls Lab, University of Minnesota

Design of Hierarchically Structured Catalysts and Adsorbents for Efficient Conversion of Biomass to Chemicals and Fuels
Michael Tsapatsis, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota

Hydrocarbon Biofuels from Carbon Dioxide and Sunlight
Lawrence Wackett, BioTechnology Institute, University of Minnesota

Rod Larkins, University of Minnesota - IREE (Moderator)