DOE Announces New Webinars on the Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Emergency Preparedness, the Energy 101 Course Framework, and More
April 04, 2013
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting 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.
April 4: Live Webinar on the Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Emergency Preparedness
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Clean Cities program, Vehicle Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "The Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Emergency Preparedness" on Thursday, April 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will cover the important role that alternative fuel vehicles played in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The webinar is intended for coordinators and stakeholders who would like to learn about energy assurance plans at the state and local levels and how transportation technologies can play a part in these plans and in future emergencies.
April 10: Live Webinar on the Energy 101 Course Framework
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "The Energy 101 Course Framework" on Wednesday, April 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Energy 101 Course Framework is based on DOE's Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education. The framework proposes teaching principles of energy from an interdisciplinary perspective, challenging college students at two- and four-year schools across the country to systematically explore the science and social science behind sound energy decision making. This webinar is intended for educators, administrators, and other interested parties who would like to learn about the Energy 101 course framework and how their institutions can get involved in this effort, as well as how the framework has been used in the development of an ongoing pilot course at the University of Maryland.
April 15: Live Webinar on Computational Studies on Lignocellulosic Deconstruction
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Bioenergy Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Computational Studies on Lignocellulose Deconstruction" on Monday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Dr. Gnana S. Gnanakaran of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present on his team's molecular research on lignocellulosic biomass. The webinar will feature the laboratory's novel application of mathematical modeling and computational analysis to gain a better understanding of cellular and molecular biology. This approach provides one of the most in-depth looks at how lignocellulosic biomass functions, reacts, and changes.
April 16: Live Webcast on Community-Scale Anaerobic Digesters
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Integrated Deployment project
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Community Renewable Energy Deployment Success Stories: Community-Scale Anaerobic Digesters" on Tuesday, April 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will highlight San Jose, California's commercial-scale, high solids dry fermentation anaerobic digestion system, and the Forest County Potawatomi Community's anaerobic digester project.
April 25: Live Webinar on Biomass and the Military
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Bioenergy Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Biomass and the Military" on Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office staff members will discuss the joint efforts between the Energy Department and U.S. Navy to use biopower and biofuels in military vehicles. The webinar will provide an overview and recent updates on the plans and goals laid out by the Defense Production Act and the Innovative Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale funding opportunity. Both funding projects will develop novel processes and provide extensive opportunities to prepare for eventual commercialization, helping the Energy Department meet its goals of creating reliable, sustainable, domestic biofuels to increase U.S. energy independence.
March 18: Webinar on Alternative Fuel Laws and Incentives
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Clean Cities Program, Vehicle Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Incentives" on Monday, March 18. During the webinar, Alexis Schayowitz, who helps run the Clean Cities Technical Response Service, walked through how to use the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Laws and Incentives database. She described how to identify state and federal incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles and find recent changes to federal tax incentives. She also discussed trends in state-level incentives.
March 12: Webinar on Testing Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity with the Rotating Disc Electrode Technique
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Testing on Oxygen Reduction Activity with the Rotating Disc Electrode Technique" on Tuesday, March 12. This webinar highlights the use of the rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique to measure oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in fuel cell applications. The webinar addresses issues related to ORR activity, and introduces a tentative set of testing parameters to allow for RDE experiments to result in reproducible ORR activity and durability values.