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Global Energy Future Initiative with John Bradford

MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE PRESENTS
Global Energy Future Initiative with John Bradford

Topic: Global Energy Future Initiative with John Bradford

 

SPEAKER: John Bradford, PROFESSOR OF GEOPHYSICS AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES at Colorado School of Mines

 

Hosted by: MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022 – 12:00pM – 1:00pM MT

 

Mines Alumni SEMINAR – REGISTRATION NECESSARY – Mines Foundation

 

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Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome John Bradford, Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Global Initiatives at Colorado School of Mines, presenting a seminar titled Mines Global Energy Future Initiative on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (MT).

Join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative as we bring together global energy thought leaders and world-class Colorado School of Mines faculty through research, education, workshops, seminars and outreach. The initiative is focused on linking Mines’ unique combination of expertise with partners from academia, industry, government and civil society to create energy solutions that will shape our Global Energy Future.

John Bradford received dual BS degrees in Physics and Engineering Physics with a concentration in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1994.   He received his PhD in Geophysics from Rice University in 1999.   In 2001 he joined the Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface at Boise State University, where he served as director from 2006-2009.  In 2017 he moved to the Colorado School of Mines where he served as the Geophysics Department Head until 2019, Vice Provost and Dean from 2019 – 2020, and is currently Vice President for Global Initiatives and heads the Office of Global Initiatives and Business Development.  He remains active in research and is focused on developing methodologies for quantitative analysis of near-surface seismic and ground-penetrating radar data with emphasis on using these tools to solve interdisciplinary science and engineering problems.  He has published on a diverse array of topics that include hydrocarbon detection as both resource and environmental contaminant, geothermal characterization, hydrogeophysics, glaciology, and archaeology.  In 2015/2016 he served as the President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  In this role, he was Chairman of the Board of a global corporation with four subsidiary corporations and offices in Tulsa, Beijing, and Dubai.

Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference

21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION PRESENTS
TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

Topic:  TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

 

Hosted by: 21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION

 

Time: THURSDAY, November 18 , 2021, 2021 – 8:00aM – 10:30aM MT

 

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Please join the 21st Century Energy Transition for the Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 8:00am – 10:30am (MT).

Topic of the Day – eMobility, Hydrogen, Infrastructure and Smart City Perspectives

The alternatives to the current organization of cities and the existing infrastructure must transform in the direction of becoming more integrated and agile. Strategic planning needs a clear understanding of the decarbonization challenge. How significant is the role of the hydrogen as a potential fuel of the transformation period – these fuels and many more?

A Conversation on the Clean Energy Transition with Mauricio Gutierrez

MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE PRESENTS
A CONVERSATION ON THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION WITH MAURICIO GUTIERREZ

Topic: A CONVERSATION ON THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION WITH MAURICIO GUTIERREZ

 

SPEAKER: MAURICIO GUTIERREZ, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy, and Mines Alumni

 

Hosted by: MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Mauricio Gutierrez, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy, and Mines Alumni, presenting a virtual seminar titled A Conversation on the Clean Energy Transition with Mauricio Gutierrez on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (MT).

Energy is all around us, fueling our day-to-day experiences. It keeps our families safe, it keeps our businesses running and it helps our neighborhoods thrive. But we have to be willing to transform the way we approach energy and imagine new solutions that will strengthen our collective energy community.

Mauricio Gutierrez is President and CEO of NRG Energy, America’s premier competitive power company. Mauricio joined NRG in 2004 and helped build it from a regional wholesale generation business into a national, Fortune 500 energy company. Previously he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for five years and Executive Vice President of commercial operations overseeing all commodities trading. Mauricio has held several senior positions at energy merchant Dynegy and consulting firm DTP in Mexico City.

Mauricio is leading the company’s transformation to a customer-focused organization that empowers consumers with personalized energy choices. As CEO, Mauricio rightsized business operations through aggressive costs reductions and a $3.2 billion divestiture program, reduced corporate debt by 80% and increased the dividend by 10x. Mauricio has also overseen a 30% growth in retail customers as the company continues to advance its consumer strategy.

Under his tenure, NRG implemented a comprehensive sustainability framework into the business strategy through best-in-class governance and transparency. NRG was the first power Company to report under the Sustainability Standards Accounting Board (SASB) requirements in 2016. It was also one of the first to have Science Based carbon reductions targets and in 2019, the company accelerated its carbon reduction goals to align with the 1.5 degree Celsius scenario and achieve net zero by 2050. NRG has been recognized as one of the best places to work and best employers for diversity by Forbes.

Mauricio is a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the boards of NRG Energy, Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Drexel University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Panamericana and two master’s degrees – one in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines and one in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute.

BY 2040 EVS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 75% OF GLOBAL VEHICLE SALES, WHILE FOSSIL FUEL CARS WILL START TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE MARKET

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BY 2040 EVS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 75% OF GLOBAL VEHICLE SALES, WHILE FOSSIL FUEL CARS WILL START TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE MARKET

Topic: BY 2040 EVS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 75% OF GLOBAL VEHICLE SALES, WHILE FOSSIL FUEL CARS WILL START TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE MARKET

 

SPEAKER: Dr. Morgan D. Bazilian, Director Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy

 

Hosted by: ADIPEC and the PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 2:45am – 3:45M MT

 

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Please join ADIPEC and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Morgan D. Bazilian, Payne Institute Director and Professor of Public Policy, presenting a seminar titled By 2040 EVS Will Account for 75% of Global Vehicle Sales, While Fossil Fuel Cars will Start to Disappear from the Market on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 2:45am – 3:45am (MT).

The debate over the future of transport appears to be shifting significantly in favor of EVs. A number of car manufacturers are committing to ending the production of internal combustion engine vehicles over the next 15 years, and emissions regulations in many developed countries are tightening. But the penetration of EVs still face some challenges in the short-term, including higher costs and charging availability, which creates barriers to the pace at which their market share will grow.

The combination of technology, policy, infrastructure and investment will determine the trajectory of the growth in EV numbers. It will also determine what role hydrocarbons play in the transport sector and the pace at which demand declines. What is the future of mobility? And how will the transport sector evolve over the next 20 years?

Session Speakers:

Dr. Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni , Corporate Vice-President Sustainable Development and External Affairs, Valeo Group, Operational Vice-Chairman, ERTRAC
Dr. Morgan D. Bazilian, Director and Professor of Public Policy, Payne Institute for Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines

Virtual Book Launch Energy’s Digital Future

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VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH – ENERGY’S DIGITAL FUTURE

Topic: VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH – ENERGY’S DIGITAL FUTURE

 

SPEAKER: Amy Myers Jaffe, Managing Director, Climate Policy Lab and research professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School

 

Hosted by: PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, November 11, 2021 – 9:00aM – 10:00aM MT

 

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Amy Myers Jaffe, Managing Director, Climate Policy Lab and Research Professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, presenting a virtual book launch titled Energy’s Digital Future – Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 9:00am – 10:00am (MT).

Disruptive digital technologies are poised to reshape world energy markets. A new wave of industrial innovation, driven by the convergence of automation, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, is remaking energy and transportation systems in ways that could someday end the age of oil. What are the consequences—not only for the environment and for daily life but also for geopolitics and the international order?

Amy Myers Jaffe provides an expert look at the promises and challenges of the future of energy, highlighting what the United States needs to do to maintain its global influence in a post-oil era. She surveys new advances coming to market in on-demand travel services, automation, logistics, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and 3-D printing and explores how this rapid pace of innovation is altering international security dynamics in fundamental ways. As the United States vacillates politically about its energy trajectory, China is proactively striving to become the global frontrunner in a full-scale global energy transformation. In order to maintain its leadership role, Jaffe argues, the United States must embrace the digital revolution and foster American achievement. Bringing together analyses of technological innovation, energy policy, and geopolitics, Energy’s Digital Future gives indispensable insight into the path the United States will need to pursue to ensure its lasting economic competitiveness and national security in a new energy age.

Amy Myers Jaffe is author of Energy’s Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security and managing director of the Climate Policy Lab and a research professor at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. A leading expert on global energy policy and sustainability, Jaffe has taught international energy policy, business, and sustainability courses at Tufts University, Rice University, University of California Davis and Yale University. A frequent media commentator, Jaffe was 2020 president of the US Association for Energy Economics and holds a Senior Fellow award from that organization for her career contributions to the field of energy economics and is a member of the Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition at the World Economic Forum (Davos).

Link to the book page.

Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference

21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION PRESENTS
TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

Topic:  TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

 

Speaker:  Dr. Ian Lange, Associate Professor, Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines – speaking from 9:15am-10:15am MT

 

Hosted by: 21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION

 

Time: THURSDAY, November 11 , 2021, 2021 – 8:00aM – 10:30aM MT

 

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Please join the 21st Century Energy Transition for the Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 8:00am – 10:30am (MT).

Topic of the Day – IT infrastructure and Cybersecurity · R&D, Innovations, Competitiveness, Project Pipeline

The potential for identifying and preventing cyber-attacks on critical energy infrastructure, how to develop sustainable solutions both from an economical and technical perspective are in the focus of this panel. The investment potential and the role of the financial institutions for boosting the process is a strategic point for the decision makers in Europe and the U.S.

Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference

21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION PRESENTS
TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

Topic:  TRANSFORMATIONS: ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, eMOBILITY CONFERENCE

 

Hosted by: 21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION

 

Time: THURSDAY, November 4 , 2021, 2021 – 8:00aM – 10:30aM MT

 

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Please join the 21st Century Energy Transition for the Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:00am – 10:30am (MT).

Topic of the Day – Transformation of the Critical Energy Infrastructure

The demand for increasing the power supply for the needs of eMobility is requesting an urgent analysis of the potential of the grid including the perspectives in medium – and long-term vision. The coordination between the scientific and the industrial sectors on one side and the public authorities on the other is a significant challenge and therefore it requires a strategic approach.

State of Colorado Carbon Capture Use and Sequestration (CCUS) Task Force and Report: Public Input Process and Virtual Event

MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE PRESENTS
STATE OF COLORADO CARBON CAPTURE USE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCUS) TASK FORCE AND REPORT: PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS AND VIRTUAL EVENT

Topic: STATE OF COLORADO CARBON CAPTURE USE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCUS) TASK FORCE AND REPORT: PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS AND VIRTUAL EVENT

 

Hosted by: MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines for a State of Colorado Carbon Capture Use and Sequestration (CCUS) Task Force and Report: Public Input Process and Virtual Event on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM MT.

In 2019, Colorado adopted goals of reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 26 percent by 2025, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline. As part of the near-term actions in its Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap, Colorado identified the development & utilization of a Task Force as an important step to better understand the role that carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) can play in meeting the state’s emissions targets. Members of the task force represent government, industry, academic and nonprofit groups in Colorado. Public input and community engagement is a critical component of the report development process.

The CCUS Task Force is also soliciting public comment on the draft report on the publicly accessible website:  State of Colorado CCUS Task Force Website

A draft report will be available for review the week of October 25th. Please use the site and listening session to provide public comment and feedback.

The Promise and Challenges of Gas Hydrates

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THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF GAS HYDRATES

Topic: The Promise and Challenges of Gas Hydrates

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE FACULTY FELLOW DR. CAROLYN KOH, William K. Coors Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Hosted by: MINES FACULTY SENATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

 

Time: THURSDAY, Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 4:00PM – 5:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Mines Faculty Senate for their Distinguished Lecture Series as they welcome Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. Carolyn Koh, William K. Coors Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting a virtual seminar titled The Promise and Challenges of Gas Hydrates on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm (MT).

Gas hydrates are ice-like solids comprised of a crystalline lattice of hydrogen-bonded water cages that can trap small gas molecules, such as methane and carbon dioxide. Understanding and controlling the gas hydrate crystal growth processes and interfacial interactions is important in several energy applications, including mitigating the potential environmental impacts during fuel production and transportation. Gas hydrates can present major safety, economic, and environmental hazards when they form and block flowlines producing and transporting oil and natural gas. Conversely, gas hydrate technologies may be developed for energy storage of fuels or carbon capture in gas hydrate crystals, or as an alternative potential energy resource from naturally occurring hydrate deposits.

Carolyn A. Koh is the William K. Coors Distinguished Chair & Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of the Center for Hydrate Research (annual income >$1.5M) at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). She was the interim Department Head of Chemical & Biological Engineering (May-Aug 2019). She obtained her BSc and Ph.D. degrees from University of W. London and postdoctoral training at Cornell University. She was a Reader at King’s College, London University before joining CSM. She has been visiting Professor at Cornell, Penn State and London University. She was a consultant for the Gas Research Institute in Chicago and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Associate Editor of the Society for Petroleum Engineers Journal, Chair of the US DOE Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee, and served on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, and many more. She was elected Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Gas Hydrates in 2018 and was the Chair of the International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH9) in 2017. She has established internationally recognized gas hydrate research programs over the last two decades at King’s College, University of London and the Colorado School of Mines. She has received several awards, including the Young Scientist Award of the British Association for Crystal Growth, ConocoPhillips Faculty Award (2010-2012), CSM Young Faculty Research Excellence Award (2012), Dean’s Award (2016), Distinguished Lecturer Award (2021). Also recently, IChemE Guggenheim Medal 2021. Guggenheim Medal – IChemE. Yeram S. Touloukian Award 2021. Yeram S. Touloukian Award – ASME. She has over 200 publications (Google Scholar h-index: 71, citations: 27,149).

Big Data and AI in Mine Safety

MINING SEMINAR SERIES
BIG DATA AND AI IN MINE SAFETY

Topic: Big Data and AI in Mine Safety

 

SPEAKER: Payne Institute Faculty Fellow, dr. h. Şebnem Düzgün, Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines

 

Hosted by: MINING ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 4:00PM – 5:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines as they welcome Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. H. Şebnem Düzgün, Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines presenting a live and virtual seminar titled Big Data and AI in Mine Safety on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm MT.

Dr. Düzgün will present four AI technologies developed by her research team. These technologies integrate Big Data Analytics approaches and provide predictive solutions for enhancing mine safety. She will first explain an AI-based hazard detection system for predicting roof fall hazards. Then she will present an AI system developed for near-real-time methane detection for underground coal mines. Dr. Düzgün will demonstrate an autonomous object detection system for lidar applications in underground mine mapping. Additionally, she will show the initial findings of a bat-vision system, which relies on AI and augmented reality, developed for supporting search and rescue personnel for overcoming difficulties due to degraded sensing, communications, darkness, smoke, dust.

Dr. H. Şebnem Düzgün is a Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). She has also joint faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Science at CSM. Dr. Düzgün has an international reputation for a broad range of topics including big data and AI in the mining life cycle, probabilistic modeling of engineered and natural rock slopes and quantitative risk assessment, analysis and management of risks associated with geotechnical hazards and tailing dam failures, mine environmental monitoring using remote sensing, virtual/augmented/mixed reality and serious gaming for technical training and collaborative decision making. She authored four books and published over 250 papers.