Clean Technology 2009
Industry and Efficiency

Waste & Emissions Management

waste and emissions management

Symposium Chair

Peter Adriaens Peter Adriaens
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Ross School of Business
Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Confirmed Invited Speaker

Corrie Clark Corrie Clark
Environmental Policy Analyst and Sustainable Systems Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory


During the last few years, waste and emissions are increasingly thought of as material commodities and energy resources. This is resulting in technological innovations and alternative market tools with the promise of capturing significant market value. Illustrated by the shift of venture capital in into biodiesel from algae among many others, this CleanTech space is experiencing unprecedented interest from investors, and is poised for sustained growth in the future. This session will highlight technologies turning waste commodities into valuable goods, investment strategies for emissions management, and the impact of policy shifts on this emerging waste-to-commodity opportunity.

*If interested in organizing a specific business panel or symposium, please contact Regina Ramazzini .

Topics & Application Areas

  • Recycling
  • Waste to Power
  • Waste Utilization
  • Pollution Abatement
  • Material Capture & Reuse
  • CO2 Reduction & Management
  • Air Quality
  • Administrative Waste
  • Other

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
1:30 Water: Technologies & Wastewater

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
 Waste & Emissions Management
3:30 Waste & Emissions Management

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: Continental’s 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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1:30 Water: Technologies & WastewaterRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Robert Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:30 Water Technology & Wastewater Introduction
R. Renner, Water Research Foundation, US
1:40 Using Gold to Enhance Palladium Catalytic Activity for Trichloroethene Reductive Dechlorination
Y.-L. Fang, P.J.J. Alvarez, J.T. Miller, M.S. Wong, Rice University, US
2:00 Innovations in Energy Efficient Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems:
L.L. Behrends, ReCiprocating Water Technologies LLC, US
2:20 Enviroquip Membrane Bioreactor Systems – Novel Wastewater Treatment Process for Enhanced Nutrient Removal
K. Zhang, C. Lewis, M. Swanson, A. Ball, Enviroquip, 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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Waste & Emissions ManagementExpo Hall
- Characterization of Hydrocarbon Solidification with CIAgent©
J.J. Solomon, T.R. Hanley, Auburn University, US
- Emission Control Technology for Wood Burning Fireplaces
D. Kelly, R. Allred, Clear Skies Unlimited Inc., US
- Mobile thermal unit for PCB destruction
J. René Cornellier, FRALMA Technologies, CA
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3:30 Waste & Emissions ManagementRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
3:30 Emissions Management through Green Infrastructure
C. Clark, Argonne National Laboratory, US (bio)
4:00 Method for Converting Waste Plastic to Hydrocarbon Fuel Materials
M. Sarker, Natural State Research, Inc., US
4:20 Assuming Responsibility for E-Waste Through Recycling: Emerging Issues with Product Stewardship Initiatives
C. Smith, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, US
4:40 Waste Management
L. Wong, Waste Mangement, US
5:00 The application of Plasma Gasification to multiple waste streams
D. Prinzing, US Science & Technology, US
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