Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Renewable Energy Forum

A Renewable Energy Forum will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (7 May) in the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis, by the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at the School of Engineering at Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Keynote speaker is Paul Dickerson, a partner at Haynes and Boone law firm, where he established a Clean Tech practice group in 2008. From 2005 until 2008, he served as the COO of the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where he was in charge of the EERE’s budget for transitioning clean energy technologies to the marketplace.

The workshops will also feature Wally Tyner from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University; Mike Neibler, the CEO of Xylogenics, Inc., and Cary Aubrey the Bio-Fuels Program Manager from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Registration is $75 ($15 for students) and includes lunch. Contact Amanda O'Neill, 317:274-0815.

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy was established in March 2007 to address the societal needs for clean, affordable and renewable energy sources, improve the nation's energy security, and reduce global warming. Its primary mission is to promote research excellence in the area of renewable energy through collaborative efforts among faculty in the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental affairs. It will promote renewable energy applications through teaching, learning, civic engagement, and synergistic partnerships with industry, government labs and local communities.

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