DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinar on Trigeneration Fuel Cell Systems, Urban Wind Projects, and More

August 30, 2012

EERE offers webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

September 4: 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-campus Trigeneration Fuel Cell Systems

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Tri-Generation Fuel Cell Systems on Tuesday, September 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will focus on the winning entries from the University of Maryland, Washington State University, and University of California, Davis. This year, teams created design concepts for a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus. The first place winner, the University of Maryland's design, utilizes organic and municipal solid waste via gasification and anaerobic digestion technology. Washington State University placed second and proposed a pyrolysis reactor for straw waste from agriculture in their community. The University of California, Davis won third place for a design that included a hydrogen power and heating system for a residential building complex next to their new solar village. During the webinar, the theme for the 2013 contest will be discussed as well.

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September 18: Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information and lessons learned on urban wind turbine projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Hull, Massachusetts.

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September 27: Live Webcast on the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign

The Energy Department, in partnership with BOMA International, the Green Parking Council, and IFMA, will present a live webcast titled Overview of the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide an overview of the LEEP Campaign and it will highlight two case study examples of businesses that have implemented high efficiency parking lighting projects. Webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of high efficiency lighting technologies in parking applications and strategies to overcoming barriers to implementation of these projects.

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Past Webinars:

August 14: Material Characterization of Storage Vessels for Fuel Cell Forklifts

The Energy Department presented a webcast titled Material Characterization of Storage Vessels for Fuel Cell Forklifts on August 14, 2012. This webinar focused on the results of a study conducted by Sandia National Laboratories that investigated the fatigue life of steel pressure vessels, commonly used for the transport of pressurized gases, including gaseous hydrogen. Attendees learned about how the DOE-EERE funded Hydrogen Safety, Codes, and Standards Program was able to provide timely resources for this critical research topic.

View the recorded webinar here.

August 8: Live Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass

The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, presented a webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Biomass on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. This webcast highlighted several biomass-focused National Laboratory technologies, all of which are found on EERE's Energy Innovation Portal. During this webcast, attendees will learn about cutting-edge advances in biomass technology such as using cyanobacteria in photosynthesis conversions of CO2 to fuels and chemicals. Speakers, including Jianping Yu of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.

View the recorded webinar here.

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