Past Events

Contact Amy Mast to add an upcoming energy-related event to this list. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Part of the Students for Clean Energy Lecture Series, this talk will explore the dramatic drop in global oil prices, its origins, and its ramifications. 

Friday, March 13, 2015
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

U-M welcomes guest speaker Junmin Wang, Director Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, Ohio State University for a presentation on the importance and efficacy of control systems for current and future ground vehicles.  In the ever-lasting efforts of reducing emissions, improving efficiencies, and enhancing safety for ground vehicles, importance of control systems has been growing rapidly due to the substantially elevated system complexities contributed by the fast technological advances in various relevant fields. This talk introduces a variety of vehicle system estimation and control research activities aiming towards clean, efficient, and safe ground transportation.

Thursday, March 05, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a whole new level of innovation and functionality in just about every sector, including energy.  Come learn about innovation occurring in Michigan and technology developers that are leading the charge.

Moderator:  Josh Brugeman

Located downtown at Ann Arbor SPARK Central.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., with refreshments and networking until the presentation begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. The program concludes at 7:00 p.m.​  Free of charge.

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The Energy Institute welcomes Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), for a technical seminar.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

An exciting look at how Germany is transforming its energy system from fossil and nuclear to renewables dominance - the Energy Institute and Erb Institute are welcoming Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin). 

Friday, February 20, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Recent developments, including the introduction of competitive wholesale markets for electricity services and greater use of renewables, have increased interest in energy storage. Despite these positive developments, energy storage deployment is still hampered by a number of market design, regulatory, and modeling issues. In this talk, these issues hampering efficient storage deployment and use are further discussed. We also provide some recommendations on future research directions that can help address these issues.

Friday, February 13, 2015
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Erb Colloquium featuring guest speaker Mike Russo,Head of the Department of Management and Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management and Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon.   Formerly a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (2000), Dr. Russo's research interests are the influences of society, politics, and the natural environment on corporate strategy.  He has also worked as an energy planner specializing in commercialization of wind and solar energy.

Thursday, February 05, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The phenomenal rise of production of natural gas from shale formations in the US is having a dramatic impact on the energy and manufacturing landscape, but has also raised environmental concerns about water, air, and climate impacts.  Two University of Michigan reports have addressed issues and options related to shale gas production in Michigan, and impacts and opportunities for US manufacturing.  Technological and business opportunities that can help ensure that shale gas becomes a bridge to a cleaner energy future.  Join us for a panel discussion focusing on issues and options relative to shale gas production in Michigan, moderated by Liesl Clark of 5 Lakes Energy. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Spent nuclear fuel contains long-lived radioactive materials which should be isolated from the biosphere for more than a hundred thousand years. The transmutation technology is to change long-lived nuclides to short-lived or stable ones so that the burden of nuclear waste management can be largely reduced. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is conducting research and development on Partitioning and Transmutation technology, aiming at reduction of burden for high-level radioactive wastes. To transmute minor actinides such as neptunium and americium effectively, irradiation of them by fast neutrons is considered as a promising way, because fission reactions can directly transmute them. For this purpose, JAEA is developing an Accelerator-Driven System (ADS), which is a hybrid nuclear system coupling a subcritical reactor with a spallation neutron source driven by a high-power proton accelerator.

 

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free Safety Training -  4 hour long energy storage and lithium battery safety training seminars are planned on North Campus for those doing energy storage research or using the battery lab.  Training will be facilitated by Energy Storage Safety Products International staff (retired or current firefighters) and their Mobile Lab.  

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