DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars on Innovative Biomass, Fuel Cell Forklifts, and More
August 08, 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.
August 8: Live Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass
The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Biomass on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webcast will highlight 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.
August 14: Material Characterization of Storage Vessels for Fuel Cell Forklifts
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Material Characterization of Storage Vessels for Fuel Cell Forklifts on August 14, 2012, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will focus 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. Please join us to learn more about how the EERE-funded Hydrogen Safety, Codes, and Standards Program was able to provide timely resources for this critical research topic.
August 15: Assessing Impacts of Bioenergy Production on Regional Water Resource Use and Availability
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Assessing Impacts of Bioenergy Production on Regional Water Resource Use and Availability on August 15, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar is intended for local, county and state water managers; working farmers and biofuel leaders; students and professionals in the fuel and energy sectors; and policymakers. The session will provide an overview of requirements for water resources, as well as a discussion of the environmental impacts attributable to wastewater from biofuels production. Case studies will be presented to highlight the unique aspects of the water footprint of biofuels—thereby demonstrating the complex nature of the energy-water relationship.
August 21: Live Webcast on Community Renewable Energy Success Stories
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Financing Renewable Energy Projects on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information on the challenges and successes of financing mechanisms for a solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, and one of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) community renewable energy projects.
August 2: Placing UESC Task Orders under a GSA Area-wide Contract
The Energy Department presented a webcast titled Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Area-wide Contract on Thursday, August 2, 2012. The session benefits energy managers and other professionals interested in learning a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Area-wide Contract. It focused on developing skills related to the acquisition plan; preliminary audit and findings; feasibility study and project proposal; contract for construction; construction and installation; performance assurance and acceptance; post-construction and commissioning; and sample documents and templates. Successful project examples are also shared.
July 24: Overview of Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
The Energy Department presented the first in a series of live webinars titled Guiding Principles: Getting Started on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The webinar series is intended to assist federal agencies with meeting the current Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings for OMB Scorecard compliance. The session will benefit those in the federal buildings sector including those responsible for annual sustainability and scorecard reporting, building owners, leasers, managers, operators, engineers, architects, designers, site energy managers, maintenance managers, and sustainability managers. This webinar provides an overview of the Guiding Principles for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings and discusses planning, strategies, documentation, reporting, and data integrity for compliance.