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Renewable Technologies and Carbon Cycling: Fueling the Debate

Wednesday, November 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Milton Room, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Energy issues and challenges are making headlines every day. After a brief overview of the conceptual framework of renewable energy ideas, issues and decisions, ESF and SU faculty, staff, students and local company representatives will help you understand and will respond to your questions. Join us to learn more through an active exchange about the critical topics you have read and heard about.

4:00 p.m. Registration


Renewable Energy Technologies Overview and Discussion
Facilitators: Michael Kelleher and Dr. Timothy Volk, SURE 2010 Co-Chairs

Overview of Energy Use in the United States
Dr. Timothy Volk, Senior Research Associate, SUNY-ESF

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and Urban Applications
Raymond Davis, President, and Tricia Rae Davis, Impact Technologies

Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Neal Abrams, Assistant Professor, SUNY-ESF

Conservation and Energy Efficiency
James Stapleton, Principle Energy Manager, National Grid

6:30 Program End


Renewable Energy Technologies and Carbon Cycling

Thursday, November 4, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall, ESF Campus

Many researchers and scientists have projected that we will double our carbon emissions worldwide by 2050. The negative effects this will have on our environment have raised significant concerns in the public and private sector in response to carbon emissions and climate change, coupled with fossil fuels and renewable energy technologies such as wind and biomass.

This program is being reviewed for professional certification hours for engineers (PDHs), architects (CEUs), and landscape architects (LUs).

7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Cornelius Murphy, Jr., President, SUNY-ESF


Climate Change
Dave Eichorn, Research Assistant and Adjunct Instructor, SUNY-ESF


Carbon Emissions Market and Policy
Moderator: Dr. Timothy Volk

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)/Carbon Markets
Elet Callahan, Professor of Law & Public Policy, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Carbon Emissions in the US
Dr. Peter Wilcoxen, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Administration, Syracuse University

Renewable Gas
Anthony LaRusso, Manager, Sustainable Gas Group at National Grid

10:30 Break


Carbon Cycling and Biomass Systems
Moderator: Dr. Timothy Volk

Forest Carbon Cycle
Dr. Thomas Buchholz, Research Assistant, University of Vermont

Life Cycle Analysis - Willow Co-firing
Dr. Timothy Volk, Senior Research Associate, SUNY-ESF

12:00 p.m.


1:00 End of Economic Prosperity
David Murphy, Doctoral student, SUNY-ESF


Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Residential CHP
Michael Paparone, President & CEO, ECR International Inc.

Commercial CHP
Michael Kelleher, Director of Renewable Energy Systems, SUNY-ESF

2:45 Break


Green Heat for Homes: Benefits and Challenges of Residential Biomass Energy
Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) webinar