Forum focuses on new energy technologies.
Emerging energy technologies, from fuel cells to hydrokinetic power, are being explored in a new yearlong multi-media series. Formally launched last month, the ASME Energy Forum will combine content from ASME.org, Mechanical Engineering magazine, and other sources with live sessions featuring respected names in the field who are working to bring new energy technologies to market.
The goal is to provide leading expert perspectives on how emerging energy technologies work, the technical issues and challenges involved in deploying them, and the economic implications they may have for businesses.
One of the innovative segments of the campaign is a series of webinars that will allow audiences to interact with industry and academic leaders. These one-hour webinars will be free to registrants and will be moderated by an ASME staff member.
The first webinar in the series, which was moderated by ASME.org editor David Walsh, focused on hydrokinetic power, which taps the natural movement of running rivers, ocean currents, or tidal flows. The Feb. 14 webinar featured presentations by ASME Past President Susan Skemp, executive director of Florida Atlantic University's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, and Jonathan Colby, a hydrodynamic engineer with Verdant Power, which has deployed a tidal power facility in New York City.
Related articles, including "Waves, Currents, and Electrical Potential" and "Catching the Sun," ran in the February and the current issue of Mechanical Engineering and are available on the ASME Energy Forum page on ASME.org. Other ASME articles on hydrokinetics also may be found on the ASME Energy Forum page, as can links to registration for upcoming events.
Future webinars will cover topics as diverse as concentrating solar thermal power, waste-to-energy conversion technologies, wind power, fuel cells, and natural gas production via hydraulic fracturing.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2013|
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