Statewide workshop to examine renewable energy & efficiency
Statewide workshop to examine renewable energy & efficiency (UofL Today, March 17, 2015)
The third annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE3) Workshop, which features more than 20 speakers from top academic centers, industries and national laboratories, will be held March 22-24 at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel.
The University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research is organizing the workshop with participation from faculty, students and staff of universities in Kentucky and surrounding states, businesses and corporate partners and local high schools. Cutting-edge research from across the country will be presented, and there will be a panel discussion on commercializing renewable energy innovations.
The RE3 Workshop sessions focus on seven areas: solar energy, energy materials discovery, biofuels and biomass conversion, solar fuels, energy storage, membranes and entrepreneurship. A full agenda can be found at http://re3workshop.com/agenda.html.
The Sunday agenda offers a short course on research methods for the advancement of renewable energy innovations. A poster session on Monday from 4:30-7 p.m. allows students and faculty the opportunity to discuss up-and-coming renewable energy research projects.
“It is like four conferences rolled into one, right here in Louisville,” said Mahendra Sunkara, workshop co-chair and director of the UofL Conn Center. “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone in the region to learn more about the next generation of renewable energy advances.”
Registration costs are $50 for university students, nonprofit representatives and the general public, $175 for university faculty and staff and $250 for industry representatives. Sponsor and exhibitor packages, which include registration, are available. High school students may attend free with their teachers or parents. Registration required at http://re3workshop.com/register-now.html.