U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

DOE Hosts Free Webinar on Fuels Flexibility on October 20, 2009

October 13, 2009

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) invites the industrial energy community to join an online discussion of the challenges and opportunities of integrating advanced, low-carbon fuels into industrial operations. ITP will host a free Webinar entitled, “Developing and Deploying Low-Carbon Fuels for Use in Industry,” on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, from 2:00-4:00 pm, EST.

The Webinar is an opportunity for industry to provide input on accelerating the deployment of low-carbon fuel technologies in the U.S. industrial sector. ITP encourages industrial, cleantech, energy services, and academic professionals to attend and participate.

Key questions for discussion are:

  • What non-technical barriers limit use of alternative fuels in industry today?
  • Do programs developed by academia, state agencies, or foreign governments provide replicable models or partners for DOE to leverage in commercializing advanced technologies?
  • What technical breakthroughs would enable industry to adopt low-carbon energy sources developed for other sectors (e.g. electric power, transportation fuels)?

The discussion supports goals of the United States and other industrial nations to cut carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% over the next 40 years. The strategy includes cost effectively reducing the industrial greenhouse gas footprint while preserving the competitiveness and vitality of the industrial sector.

Results from the Webinar will be used as part of ITP’s Fuel Flexibility team’s strategy update in response to technical, commercial, policy and financial changes affecting the alternative fuels sector. The team will incorporate the results of the Webinar into the development of program priorities, fuel targets, delivery models, and financial opportunities.

To take part this discussion, please register for the Webinar.

Learn more about DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program and the program’s Fuel’s Flexibility R&D and activities online. For more information, please contact:  

Bob Gemmer, Industrial Technologies Program
202-586-5885
Bob.gemmer@ee.doe.gov  

Joel Fetter, Booz Allen Hamilton
202-651-7747
fetter_joel@bah.com