DOE Announces Webinars on Natural Gas for Biomass Technologies, Additive Manufacturing for Fuel Cells, and More
February 05, 2014
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.
February 6: Live Webinar on Natural Gas for Biomass Technologies
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies” on Thursday, February 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this webinar, representatives from our Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, will provide an overview of natural gas-biomass to liquids technology, advantages of using natural gas, and some key themes that were established at the September 2013 Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids Workshop.
February 11: Live Webinar on Additive Manufacturing for Fuel Cells
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Additive Manufacturing for Fuel Cells” on Tuesday, February 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this webinar, Eaton will share their experience using additive manufacturing for prototype development and Nuvera will cover recent developments in additive manufacturing for full-scale production. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will also present an overview of additive manufacturing technologies and current R&D activity being supported by the Energy Department. This webinar will be of interest to hydrogen and fuel cell manufacturers and those interested in advanced techniques for hydrogen and fuel cell component manufacturing.
February 13: Live Webinar to Solicit Input on Solar Forecasting Metrics
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s SunShot Initiative
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Solar Forecasting Metrics” on Thursday, February 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this webinar, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and IBM will describe and solicit input on preliminary statistical and economic solar forecasting metrics and on proposed processes to determine baselines and target values for the metrics. The information gathered from this webinar will enable DOE, NOAA, NCAR, and IBM to develop a stakeholder-vetted set of metrics that is expected to serve as a reference document for the solar forecasting industry and users.
January 23: Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Water Power Program
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices” on Thursday, January 23. This webinar highlights themes that arose during a related workshop, including discussions on monitoring near-field interactions between marine mammals and marine renewable energy converters, characterizing the distribution and habitat use of marine animals in the vicinity of the converters, and measuring sound produced by marine renewable energy converters.
January 14: 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled “2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest” on Tuesday, January 14. This webinar presents the winning entries of the 2013 Hydrogen Student Design Contest from the University of Kyushu and University of Birmingham. For the 2013 competition, teams were challenged to develop hydrogen fueling infrastructure plans for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for the 2013-2025 timeframe. The first place winner, University of Kyushu's design, focused on developing fueling clusters in urban areas, which could then be expanded into suburban areas and along highways to facilitate cross-state travel. The University of Birmingham placed second with its proposed "hydrogen highway" system that connects Boston to Washington, D.C., before connecting most areas in the northeastern United States. The theme for the 2014 contest—designing a drop-in fueling station—is also discussed.
January 7: SunShot Virtual Showcase
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s SunShot Initiative
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "SunShot Incubator Virtual Showcase" on Tuesday, January 7. The SunShot Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to commercialization while encouraging private sector investment. Since 2007, $104 million in government funds has leveraged more than $1.8 billion in venture capital and private equity investment, demonstrating a ratio of nearly $18 in subsequent private sector support for every $1 of federal support. This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about the SunShot Incubator projects in quick 1-minute presentations by each company. In addition to learning about the projects, greater insight into the Incubator Awardees' products and future development needs is also covered.