Opening Keynote: Clare Magee, Senior Advisor, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Presentation Found Here
Today is an exciting convergence of innovation, opportunities for equity, policy leadership, and an evolution in work. This dynamic panel discussion will address how to seize the moment to harness historic investments and position our region to benefit today’s workers while building the workforce of the future.
Steve Abercrombie, South Seattle College
Michael Carter, King County Chelsea Mason-Placek, Washington State Labor Council Vincent Valentino, Seattle Office of Economic Development
Did you know that organizations in Washington State can now receive incentives just for using a lower carbon fuel just like similar programs in California and Oregon? Washington’s new Clean Fuels Program (CFP) works to reduce the overall carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuel mix. Strategists, decision-makers, and fleet managers are defining the future and investing in zero-emission transportation and equipment to reduce emissions and meet new regulations. Learn how the CFP helps accelerate this transition by incentivizing lower carbon fuels.
Join us for a robust discussion where we will dive into fully understanding what Clean Fuels Program means and how it can be used.
Michael Graham, Columbia-Willamette & Western Washington Clean Cities Coalitions
Jason Altamirano, Titan Freight Systems Joel Creswell, Washington State Department of Ecology John Thornton, CleanFuture, Inc.
Hydrogen has accelerated beyond most expectations over the past two years, propelled by COVID energy transition stimulus packages and European efforts to withdraw from Russian natural gas. Here in the U.S., the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funded $8.5 billion for hydrogen hubs and hydrogen production and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) included a hydrogen production tax credit. More than ever, hydrogen is being seen as an increasingly important tool in the decarbonization toolbox in a various of industry sectors. Panelists will look at hydrogen as well as new technologies that can further its reach and potential impact in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Keith Malone, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership
Seth Gottlund, Fortescue Future Industries North America Max Mankin, Modern Electron Jenna Peth, VanNess Feldman LLP Robert Wegeng, STARS Technology Corporation
The increased stress on the electrical grid has many communities concerned and turning to new technologies to supplement their energy needs. Wastewater Energy Recovery systems are now being recognized as a key component of municipal energy infrastructure, with proven technologies capable of turning sewer lines into thermal energy networks. Panelists will discuss the available technologies, steps to incorporate WET (wastewater energy transfer) into infrastructure planning, private/public partnerships, district WET systems with proven business models, and how marginalized communities can benefit from WET infrastructure projects.
Rachelle Ames, CleanTech Alliance
Clarence Clipper, Centrio Energy Erika Kinno, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Lynn Mueller, SHARC Energy
From soil health and nutrient recovery to stormwater filtration, bioenergy and carbon sequestration, biochar offers numerous environmental and economic benefits. Learn how emerging businesses are targeting various markets by building value for low-grade biomass.
Rob Duff, Washington State Department of Commerce
Thor Kallestad, Myno Carbon Corp. Tom McCoy, C6 Forest to Farm Mike Werner, Qualterra
Recent adoption of food waste and carbon emission reduction policies has organic waste managers exploring new opportunities and challenges. Dairies, food processors, retail grocers, and wastewater treatment facilities are all looking to generate revenue and solve waste management problems through innovative applications of anaerobic digestion technologies.
Ted Sturdevant, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure
Jim Parvey, City of Tacoma Eric Powell, Regenis Chris Thomas, Divert