DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars on Energy Storage Technology for Vehicles and Energy Efficient Lighting in Parking Facilities
September 20, 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.
September 25: Live Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Energy Storage (rescheduled)
The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Energy Storage on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (rescheduled from September 18, 2012). This webcast will highlight several national laboratory technologies, all of which are energy-focused and can be found on EERE's Energy Innovation Portal. During this webcast, attendees will hear from J. Raymond Smith about using cryotanks to store hydrogen when used as a vehicle fuel. In addition, Zhuangchun Wu and Chunmei Ban—two researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory—will present on their research in technologies including: lithium ion batteries, electrochromic windows, the fabrication of nano-architecture electrodes for electrochemical systems, and surface atomic modification of electrode materials for improved performance. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to participate in a live question-and-answer session with the researchers.
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 lighting projects in parking facilities. Webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of high efficiency lighting technologies in parking applications and strategies to overcoming barriers to implementing these projects.
September 4: 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Trigeneration Fuel Cell Systems
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Tri-Generation Fuel Cell Systems on September 4. This webinar focuses 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 was discussed as well.
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.