For the first time, CCL, in collaboration with the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) and the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT), will be co-sponsoring sessions at the 32nd International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors (IT3/HWC). The conference will take place on October 21-23, 2013 in San Antonio, TX.
IT3/HWC, a thermal treatment conference, provides a forum for the discussion of state of the art technical information, regulations, and public policy on thermal treatment technologies and their relationship to air emissions, greenhouse gases, climate change, renewable energy or alternative energy production, and sustainability. Beginning this year, the IT3/HWC conference will be co-located in odd years in partnership with WTERT and the Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Call for Abstracts for the 2013 conference is now open! Submit your abstract by May 1, 2013 here.
On Monday February 18 Amanda Simson passed her doctoral defense. Congratulations!
“After superstorm Sandy hammered New York, Fitzgerald and van Haaren — who originally built their solar panels for a campaign to raise awareness about green energy — decided to take their rig out of storage and to Rockaway Beach, which was hit hard by the storm. They settled their solar panels in a lot behind St. Gertrude’s church, which lost power during the storm.”
Jeffrey LeBlanc was selected to attend the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Student Program in Washington D.C. February 25-27th. The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. This unique event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. The 70 graduate-level students selected to participate in the Student Program have the opportunity to attend the Summit, participate in additional student-focused panel sessions, and network with corporate recruiters. One opportunity is for graduate students to network with companies looking for new talent and for companies to meet the next generation of energy leaders.
Garrett Fitzgerald, CCL member, and Rob van Haaren, a doctoral student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, are planning an epic trip across the country to demonstrate how solar energy can be used to power electric vehicles. Check out their website to learn more about solar power, electric cars, and how they plan to travel across the country!
On October 23, 2012 Alexsanda Guerra gave an oral presentation titled “Catalytic Performance of Char from Gasification of Biomass for the Reformation of Toluene as a Model of Tar” at the 31st International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies & Hazardous Waste Combustors in New Orleans, LA.
Congratulations! Tim Sharobem won the Poster Award for his poster entitled “High temperature corrosion of WTE boiler materials” at the WTERT 2012 Conference on October 18-19 at Columbia University.