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Alternative Energy 2009:
Sustainable Development in a Challenging Economy

AGENDA

The agenda is a work in progress. As more information becomes available it will be posted here.

8:00 - 8:30 REGISTRATION
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Conference Overview
Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies
8:45 - 9:30 Biomass Cofiring
Jeremiah C. Haswell, Research Engineer, Southern Company
9:30 - 10:15 Compact Nuclear Reactors
Deborah Blackwell, VP of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Hyperion Power Generation
10:15 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 11:30 Geothermal Development Opportunities
Paul Thomsen, Director for Policy and Business Development, Ormat
11:30 - 12:15 Switchgrass as Feedstock
Kelly Tiller, Director of External Affairs - Office of Bioenergy Programs, University of Tennessee
12:15 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 - 3:00 Campus Energy Panel
Introductory Comments: Michael Martin, Chancellor, Louisiana State University
Financing Structures; Rating Criteria - Mark Orlowski, Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Energy Conservation & Efficiency - Chris Stripling, Emory University, Director Engineering Services
Implementing a Sustainability Initiative - Leith Sharp, Author of "Green Campuses"
3:00 - 3:40 Algae to Biofuel
Morgan Defoort, Director of Engines and Energy Conversion - Colorado State University
3:40 - 4:00 BREAK
4:00 - 4:45 Non-Residential Photovoltaics
Jason Coughlin, Strategic Energy Analysis and Application, NREL
4:45 - 5:30 Battery Storage
Dan Schuessler, Plant Manager, ExxonMobil
5:30 - 7:00 RECEPTION