Clean Technology 2009
traditional energy

Natural Gas

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Symposium Co-Sponsor


Symposium Co-Chairs

Michael Ming C. Michael Ming
Research Partnership to Secure Energy For America
David Carroll David Carroll
President and CEO
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Dirk McDermott Dirk McDermott
Founder and Managing Partner
Altira Group LLC
Melanie A. Kenderdine Melanie A. Kenderdine
Associate Director for Strategic Planning
Richard C. Haut Richard C. Haut
Senior Research Scientist
Houston Advanced Research Center
	VELLO A. KUUSKRAA Vello A. Kuuskraa
Advanced Resources International, Inc.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Efficient Applications
  • Transportation Technologies
  • Power Gen Technologies
  • Distribution & Storage Technologies
  • Efficient Technologies
  • Novel Applications
  • Other

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Vision
1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
1:30 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Implementation
3:30 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Policy & Market

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy

Thursday May 7


Symposium Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US (bio)
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continentalís Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU (bio)
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11:00 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - VisionRoom 320 CF
 Session chair: David Carroll, Gas Technology Institute, US
- Broad Energy FrameworkD. Paul, USC Energy Institute, US
- Natural Gas ResourcesV. Kuuskra, Advanced Resources International, Inc., US
- Natural Gas Technology & SupplyM. Ming, RPSEA, US
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1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
1:30 Near Borehole Condition Sensing
D.P. Neikirk, University of Texas, US
1:50 Chemotactic Micro/Nanobots: Applications in Advanced Oil Recovery
A. Sen, Pennsylvania State University, US
2:10 Mathematical Modeling of Nanoparticles in Porous Media
F. Javadpour, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, US
2:30 Stabilization, Mobility & Propulsion of SWNTs in Oil Reservoir Environments
M. Pasquali, Rice University, US
2:50 Graphene Membranes as Micro- and Nano-Pressure Sensors
R.S. Ruoff, University of Texas, US
3:10 Nanobots - Stage One Sensors for Oilfield Exploration
J.M. Tour, Rice University, US
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1:30 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - ImplementationRoom 320 CF
 Session chair: Mike Ming, RPSEA, US
- Natural Gas Development & Environmental Trade-offsR.C. Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center, US
- Consumer & Industrial ApplicationsD. Peeples, AGL Resources, US
- Wellhead to Burner Tip Technologies & SystemsD. Carroll, Gas Technology Group, US (bio)
- Understanding and Mitigating Natural Gas Price VolatilityM. Foss, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, US
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3:30 Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Policy & MarketRoom 320 CF
 Session chair: Mike Ming, RPSEA, US
- Natural Gas MarketsR. Lowman, American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), US
- Capital Markets & Traditional EnergiesD. McDermott, Altira Group LLC, US (bio)
- Federal Energy PolicyM.A. Kenderdine, MITEI, US (bio)
- Natural Gas Vehicles of AmericaR. Kolodziej, Natural Gas Vehicles of America, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US (bio)
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US (bio)
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US (bio)
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US (bio)
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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