The fifth annual Youngstown State University Sustainable Energy Forum, featuring more than 200 academicians, energy industry leaders, government officials and entrepreneurs, is Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, on the YSU campus.
The forum includes presentations and panel discussions on topics ranging from the responsible use of water in industry and using natural gas as a vehicle fuel to the economic impact of shale development and advances in sustainable bio-jet fuel. The event also includes an Energy Expo featuring displays of products and technologies by energy industry innovators.
To register and for more information, visit www.ysu.edu/sef.
The forum, held in YSU’s Kilcawley Center, focuses on sustainable and clean energy technologies that are being successfully implemented within the region, natural gas and water resources, and the impact that additive manufacturing will have on energy and energy technology.
Conference speakers will include Ed Morris, director of the National Additive Manufacturing Onnovation Institute; Matthew Moran, manager of energy and materials at NASA Glenn Research Center; Craig Blue, director of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Dave Mrowinski, program manager for IGS Energy CNG Services, Ohio State Rep. Sean O’Brien; Kelly Visconti, technology manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy; Cynthia Powell, director, Office of Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Mike Wise of the McDonald Hopkins Law Firm; Scott Coye-Huhn, vice president of Aloterra Energy; Steve Csonka, director of Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative; Raymond Evans, vice president of Environmental for First Energy; Chris Jaskiewicz, vice president of Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc.; Dave Karpinski, vice president of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.; and Dave Nestic, chief executive, Regional Operations, Techbelt Energy Innovation Center.
A panel discussion on “The Responsible Use of Water in Industry” will include Steve McKnight, of Fourth Economy Consulting; Sam Johnson, director of Water Asset Development for CONSOL Energy; Doug Wyatt of the National Energy Technology Laboratory; and Jack Adams and Leo Zappa of Calgon Carbon.
In addition, the MINDDRIVE Vehicle, a Kansas City-based after school program designing electric vehicles, will have a display. More at www.minddrive.org.
Gold sponsors of the event are Roth Bros. and V&M Star. Silver sponsors are Dominion Foundation, Energy Industries of Ohio and Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. Bronze sponsors are the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining.