The presentation considers a novel process for production of green feed for transportation fuels by catalytic CO2 hydrogenation in a continuous cascade of fixed-‐bed reactors using an advanced highly efficient catalytic material followed by hydrotreating of obtained oil.
Graduate students working on issues related to sustainability face special challenges in academia: projects that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, the incredible complexity of the questions that we ask, and uncertainty about the appropriate level of public engagement and advocacy, to name just three.
Please join us at 1225 South Hall for the final installment of this year's Environmental Law and Policy Program lecture series. Jedidiah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, will provide a preview of his next book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Professor Purdy is perhaps best known for his first book, For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today, which he wrote at the tender age of 24. He “writes at the intersection of law and social and political thought” with a keen interest in our relationship to nature.
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hosted at the Horace B. Rackham Building at the University of Michigan, the second annual Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure will feature experts addressing a wide range of topics encompassing technical issues, policy implications, and public acceptance of wireless communication between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure. The main symposium ends on April 23 at 12:30 p.m. A related workshop, "Energy and Environmental Implications of Automated Transportation," will be held April 23-24 in the same location. Details and speakers are TBA.
This Michigan Energy Forum event will be moderated by Energy Institute Director Mark Barteau. The mission of the forum is to facilitate collaboration and networking among practitioners, policy makers, investors and talent.
The Automotive Research Center is proud to announce our 20th Annual Program Review. We are a U.S. Army Center of Excellence for the modeling and simulation of ground vehicles, led by the University of Michigan. We focus on basic scientific problems associated with management of power and energy within vehicles, mobility and survivability of the complete vehicle system, including the human operator.
Water and energy are strongly linked and mutually dependent. We need water to generate energy – and we need energy to supply, use, and treat drinking water and wastewater. On the energy side of the equation, our reliance on fossil fuels requires us to use enormous amounts of water for energy production. If we fail to transition to a clean energy economy, water used for energy production is predicted to increase from 66 billion cubic meters (bcm) today to 135 bcm annually by 2035. Join the MEF to explore the water/energy nexus.
Michigan is home to over 120 craft beer producers (and counting), but did you know we’re also at the leading edge of eco-friendly brewing?
Discover how brewers of “The Great Beer State” are reducing energy consumption and boosting their bottom lines with solar and geothermal, water recycling, renewable energy credits, and LEED certification. And maybe even have a taste of the results!
A variety of alternative transportation fuels exist and technologies to utilize these fuels are evolving rapidly. This event will explore the intersection of options, opportunities, and the Michigan companies that are leading the effort with technology development.
Friday, October 10, 2014 to Friday, October 17, 2014
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP, www.fapesp.br/en) is organizing an “Advanced School on the Present and Future of Bioenergy”, which will take place at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Campinas, Brazil, between October 10 and 17, 2014.