Advanced Clean Energy Summit: Achieving the Clean Energy Promise

Virtual Conference
September 21, 2021

Advanced Clean Energy Summit: Achieving the Clean Energy Promise

The Advanced Clean Energy Summit (ACES), scheduled for Sept. 21-22, held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and organized with support from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), will showcase the latest in sustainable energy technology and practices, such as hydrogen power and carbon capture.

Held in a virtual setting, ACES will bring together perspectives and expertise from around the globe as participants learn and network in a collaborative, open forum to foster the sustainable energy landscape of the future. Several prominent leaders from the Department of Energy (DOE) are scheduled to participate in leading roles throughout the summit.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk will kick off the summit by delivering the opening keynote address on Sept. 21. DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Jennifer Wilcox is scheduled to give a presentation on carbon capture and storage (CCS) with Noah Deich, president and co-founder of Carbon180, a non-government organization dedicated to decarbonizing the energy sector.

Noel M. Bakhtian, executive director of Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center, will deliver a presentation on forming partnerships with DOE’s national labs to advance energy storage, and Michael Reed, representing DOE’s Energy’s Loan Programs Office, will highlight funding opportunities for various clean energy projects.

NETL contributed to ACES by organizing a panel on advances in hydrogen power, which are being developed to deliver an abundant fuel source from the nation’s fossil energy resources while generating net-zero carbon emissions when paired with CCS technologies. The panel will consist of:
* Sunita Satyapal, director, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
* Jeffrey Goldmeer, emergent technologies director for decarbonization at GE Gas Power
* Robert Schrecengost, senior program manager, DOE Fossil Energy & Carbon Management
* Jack Brouwer, associate director, National Fuel Cell Research Center and Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine

“Responding to the climate crisis has been a goal of the Biden-Harris Administration from the beginning, starting with a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050,” explained Richard Dennis, NETL’s technology manager for advanced turbines who helped organize ACES.

“Hydrogen power, along with carbon capture, utilization and storage, are some of the biggest topics of research at NETL. ACES aligns perfectly with our Lab’s goals and that of the Administration. This event will be a splendid opportunity to see how our own work can synergize with other clean energy projects from all over the world. The fact that so many leaders from DOE and the wider energy community are attending sends a message about the importance of this summit,” Dennis said.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.