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A Look Back at the 2013 Carbon Management Technology Conference
The 2013 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2013) focused on engineering perspectives regarding key issues related to the management of carbon and adaptation to issues including technologies and strategies, policies, and metrics. CMTC 2013 was held Oct. 21-23, 2013 in Alexandria, VA and included 34 sessions focused on four tracks: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS); Carbon Management Pathways from Electricity Generation to End-Use; Potentially Game-Changing Technology and Evaluation; and Engineering Challenges and Solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change. Featured speakers included David K. Owens (Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute), Michael Godec (Vice President, Advanced Resources International, Inc.), Joe Powell (Chief Scientist, Shell), Gerald Galloway (Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland), and Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park (Columbia University). The conference chair was Dave Rogers (General Manager of Climate Change, Chevron). Click here to view an article on the conference written by Chris McManes, IEEE-USA’s public relations manager, and click here to view the proceedings of the conference.
2013 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2013)
The 2013 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2013) drew professionals from all engineering disciplines to share their expertise and provide their perspectives on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to changing climate. The conference focused on engineering perspectives regarding key issues, including technologies, strategies, policies, management systems and metrics. Experts and practitioners shared their findings and experience with the readiness, effectiveness, and implementation of options involved in meeting the challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions. Engineering expertise, experience, and perspectives are critical to developing a viable path to meeting these challenges.
CMTC welcomed engineers of all relevant disciplines, researchers and scientists, executives, agency personnel (international, federal, state and local), operations and maintenance engineers/managers, economists, academics, regulatory and legal professionals, suppliers of products and services, and project, technology and HSE managers to this successor to the inaugural 2012 CMTC.
CMTC featured presentations by keynote speakers, technical papers, poster presentations, and panel discussions. Dave Rogers, General Manager of Climate Change at Chevron, chaired CMTC 2013. Jim Howard, Director-Electric System Compliance & Security with Lakeland Electric and the 2012 President of IEEE-USA, was co-chair.
The conference also featured three co-located workshops:
• The RCN-SEES K-12 Outreach on CCUS Workshop, sponsored by the NSF Research Coordination Network on Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage took place on Sunday Oct. 20th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and was chaired by Tony Butterfield, University of Utah. This workshop feature the Chalk from Carbon Dioxide module, which is designed to generate student interest in science, math, and engineering by building a connection between science and engineering careers and helping society. The workshop targeted teachers searching for experimental methods to demonstrate carbon capture, but was also suitable for students who had the required scientific understanding. There was no fee to attend.
• The CCS/CCUS Overview: What It Is and What Are Its Implications? Workshop, sponsored by the Global CCS Institute in collaboration with CMTC 2013 was held on Sunday Oct. 20th from 1:00-4:15 PM and was followed by a networking reception. The chair is Kevin O'Brien, the Global CCS Institute's Principal Manager for Carbon Capture. This free workshop was geared towards individuals who are involved in carbon dioxide management but who may not be an expert in all aspects.
• Carbon Management's Effect on Water Stress Workshop chaired by Danny Reible, Texas Tech University, took place on Thursday Oct. 24th and explored the negative relationships between carbon and water management. There are positive aspects in the relationship as well and the workshop highlighted these but to specifically focused on situations and approaches when carbon and water management have competing goals. Topics discussed in the workshop program include the increased water demands of carbon sequestration and the production of renewable fuels as well as the increased water demands of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.
What is Unique about CMTC:
- Organized by eight key Engineering Societies to tackle both mitigation and adaptation
- Reflected everything from in-the-field engineering experience to state-of-the-art research
- Designed to meet the needs of engineers and corporate decision makers
- Integrated interdisciplinary approaches to capture all essential perspectives
- Built upon multi-disciplined experience and global lessons learned
Key features of CMTC:
- Drew professionals from all engineering societies,
- Brought together experts from a multitude of disciplines in carbon management technologies,
- Participation by elected officers and executive directors of engineering societies,
- A multi-disciplinary focus on critical engineering issues for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and
- Participation of international leaders from the public and private sectors.
The Carbon Management Technology Conference is sponsored by eight organizations: