While energy continues to be the basis of industrialized civilization, its abundance can no longer be taken for granted. That's why the four-campus University of Missouri System is embarking on the university's first-ever Energy Summit. The UM System is working to develop alternative energy sources that are reliable and affordable, but we know we are not in this alone. On April 22-23, 2009, in Columbia, MO, faculty and researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the state and beyond, along with federal and state agencies, gather to explore and showcase Missouri's cutting-edge research and development efforts in energy, alternative fuel sources, power, storage, infrastructure and enabling technologies. The summit will highlight our successes—and guide us on where we need to go in the future.

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  • Clean Coal Breakout Panel [videorecording] 

    Krishnamurthy, K.; Al-Dahhan, Muthanna; Melzer, Thomas C.; Pazik, John C.; Schaefer, Kurt U.; Svec, Vic (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    This panel addressed the challenges associated with coal fired power plants, including environmental issues, economic issues, and intellectual property rights.
  • Energy Infrastructure Development Breakout Panel 

    Crow, Mariesa; Clevinger, Brian; Downey, William H.; Ferdowsi, Mehdi; Kenny, Barbara H.; Martinez, Linda M.; Wilbers, Brenda (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    This panel addressed the current challenges facing the country's energy infrastructure and discussed possible solutions.
  • Invited speakers panel Day 2, Robert Dixon and Mark Templeton [videorecording] 

    Deaton, Brady J.; Dixon, Robert K.; Templeton, Mark; Carney, John F. (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    Mark Templeton discussed the alternative energies in use in Missouri as well as the opportunities and challenges faced by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Robert Dixon discussed the World Bank and International ...
  • Mariesa Crow Energy Storage Podcast 

    Crow, Mariesa (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mariesa Crow discusses developing efficient ways of storing alternate energy sources.
  • Mariesa Crow Power Grid Podcast 

    Crow, Mariesa (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mariesa Crow discusses the aging power grid in the United States.
  • Mariesa Crow Electric Energy Podcast 

    Crow, Mariesa (2009-04)
    Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Mariesa Crow discusses Missouri S&T's role in the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center, part of the National Science Foundation.
  • Gary Stacey Podcast 

    Stacey, Gary, 1951- (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    MSMC Endowed Professor of Soybean Biotechnology and Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy Gary Stacey discusses how the center addresses the nation's energy needs.
  • Jingyue Liu Podcast 

    Liu, Jingyue (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    Professor and Director of the Center for Nanoscience Jingyue Liu discusses his research using nanocatalysts to speed up the conversion of hydrogen into energy.
  • Joel Burken Podcast 

    Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard) (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    Professor of Architectural and Environmental Engineering Joel Burken discusses environmental effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires the U.S. to produce 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022.
  • Seth Meyer Podcast 

    Meyer, Seth Dominic (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    FAPRI Research Assistant Professor Seth Meyer discusses agriculture and biofuel markets.
  • President Gary Forsee Podcast 

    Forsee, Gary D. (2009-04)
    University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee discusses the importance of the Missouri Energy Summit
  • Missouri Energy Summit 2009 Program 

    Missouri Energy Summit (2009 : University of Missouri--Columbia); University of Missouri (System) (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04)
    The program for the Missouri Energy Summit 2009, held at the University of Missouri-Columbia, April 22-23, 2009.
  • Using Biodiesel as a Lubricity Additive for Petroleum Diesel Fuel 

    Schumacher, Leon G.; Adams, Brian T., 1971- (2009-04)
    Professor Schumacher discussed aspects of lubricity in fuels, including a project to determine the concentration of biodiesel that will raise the lubricity of the new low sulfur diesel fuel.
  • Biofuel policies and markets in an uncertain world 

    Meyer, Seth Dominic (2009-04)
    Seth Meyer discussed biofuel policies and markets in the current economic and political climate.
  • Kansas City Plug-In Electric Vehicle Demonstration Project 

    Rolufs, Angela (2009-04)
    Kansas City's existing airport shuttle service and fleet operations will be used as a platform to demonstrate viability of PEV technologies in a controlled, real-world environment. The project will also evaluate the pathway ...
  • Security Integration for Electric System Assets [abstract] 

    Farquharson, Jerome (2009-04)
    Challenges within the utilities servicing customers with electric power are faced with an evolving landscape of security requirements. Regardless of the issuing body, security regulations and/or standards offer a unique ...
  • Defining the SMART Grid for Electric Utilities [abstract] 

    Beehler, Michael J.; Cupp, James G. (2009-04)
    World-wide demand for fossil energy resources, fuel transportation costs, climate change, renewable portfolio standards, and aging infrastructure: everyone agrees that retail electric rates and bills are going up. In fact, ...
  • University of Missouri Led Energy Efficient Projects in Global Market: Application of Sustainable Ground Energy in Olympic Facilities [abstract] 

    Xu, Shawn Yunsheng (2009-04)
    University of Missouri, Columbia (MU) faculty members are involved in energy efficient projects in China with grant support by both the U.S. and Chinese governments. A large commercial building was selected by the Beijing ...
  • Energy Education Park at the Graves Chapple Research Farm [abstract] 

    Crawford, Jim (2009-04)
    An office and educational building will be built on the Graves Chapple Research Farm in Atchison County. The building will start out as a shell with energy features being added as money can be obtained for them. The ...
  • Nitrogen: The key to biofuel energy balance [abstract] 

    Scharf, Peter C. (Peter Clifton), 1959-; Palm, Harlan Lee, 1943-; Kitchen, Newell R. (Newell Ray); Sudduth, Kenneth Alan (2009-04)
    Vigorous debate continues regarding the net energy that can be gained in producing liquid fuels from crop materials. However, it is clear that the net energy gain from the process is small relative to the energy demands ...

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