The Energy Institute is pleased to welcome 5 Lakes Energy and Sustainable Partners who have organized a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant tour from 9:00 to 10:30 AM (2800 Plymouth Rd), and a roundtable discussion with free NYPD pizza at 11:30 AM (Energy Institute on North Campus).
See how Michigan Engineering students are designing solutions to our world's challenges.
The College of Engineering Design Expo is held twice a year to provide a public forum for engineering students to demonstrate applications of their studies to real-life needs. Students gain valuable experience by presenting their work.
Through this venue, the greater University community and general public has the opportunity to learn how Michigan's students are contributing in significant ways to solving major technology challenges across various disciplines.
Monday, December 04, 2017 to Friday, December 08, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
2017 Theme: Energy + Emissions Contest
Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)
About the Event: To avoid catastrophic climate change, we must accelerate our efforts to decarbonize the energy system. In the U.S., power generation accounts for roughly a third of greenhouse gas emissions. This talk will present results of research to evaluate the effect of several different trends in the power system including the retirement of coal and nuclear power plants, increased penetration of wind power, and deployment of utility-scale storage to provide energy and ancillary services to the grid.