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), 2009-04-23)
    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), 2009-04-23)
    This panel addressed the current challenges facing the country's energy infrastructure and discussed possible solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • ONETouchPM™ for Wind Farms [abstract] 

    Hardin, Wes (2009-04)
    In response to the inherent complexity of siting, permitting, routing, designing, constructing, and managing large Wind Farms, Burns & McDonnell has developed a Google Earth solution, ONETouchPMTM, which integrates various ...
  • Novel design of multiphase reactors for Biomass-To-Liquid synthesis [abstract] 

    Youssef, Ahmed; Duduković, Milorad P., 1944-; Al-Dahhan, Muthanna (2009-04)
    Generation of liquid fuels from renewable sources such as biomass has been practiced since early 1900's. In view of the skyrocketing oil prices and the depleting reserves of natural gas, it has gained further interest. The ...
  • Mixing characteristics of bubble columns with internals for Biomass to liquid synthesis [abstract] 

    Ezat, Mohamed; Al-Dahhan, Muthanna (2009-04)
    The use of renewable energy sources is becoming increasingly necessary, if we are to achieve the changes required to address the impacts of global warming. Biomass is the most common form of renewable energy, widely used ...
  • Advancement of TRISO Nuclear Fuel Coaters for High Temperature Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactors: Environmentally Benign and Risk Free Proliferation 4th Generation Nuclear Energy [abstract] 

    Al-Dahhan, Muthanna; Shreekanta, A.; Havran, Vesna (2009-04)
    The success on nuclear energy produced by advanced high temperature gas reactors (AGRs) is dependent on tri-isotropic (TRISO) fuel particle coating. Today modern AGRs require essentially zero defective/failed coated ...
  • Bio-Energy Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Animal and Farm Wastes 

    Al-Dahhan, Muthanna; Karim, K.; Hoffman, R.; Vesvikar, M.; Varma, R.; DePaoli, D.; Klasson, K.; Winterberg, A.; Alexander, Corinne (2009-04-23)
    US produces annually huge amount of animal and farm wastes (e.g. only cow manure in amount of about 1.8 billion tons). These wastes can be valuable source of renewable energy besides overcoming the environmental problems ...
  • Invited speakers panel [videorecording] 

    Carney, John F.; Harbert, Karen Alderman; Pakrasi, Himradi Bhusan, 1953-; Dixon, Bob; Chesser, Michael; Kruse, Bob (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04-22)
    This panel of invited speakers at the Missouri Energy Summit 2009 addressed issues relating to energy challenges facing the United States and offered some possible solutions that would be beneficial economically and ...
  • Governor Nixon's address to the Missouri Energy Summit 2009 [videorecording] 

    Nixon, Jeremiah W. (Jeremiah Wilson), 1956-; Forsee, Gary D. (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04-23)
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addressed the Missouri Energy Summit 2009, noting Missouri's willingness to embrace technologies that offer alternative fuel sources and emphasizing the state's readiness to be a leader in energy ...
  • Welcome and keynote address [videorecording] 

    Carney, John F.; Bond, Christopher S.; McCaskill, Claire; Pickens, T. Boone (Thomas Boone) (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04-22)
    The Missouri Energy Summit 2009 opened with remarks from John F. Carney III, Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Senator Christopher 'Kit' Bond, and Senator Claire McCaskill. T. Boone Pickens ...

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