Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the presenters at the Fifth Midwest Energy Policy Conference, which is being held this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1-2, at the Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
Conference organizers say the event will cover topics relevant to the pursuit of sound energy policy, including the growing importance of natural gas, cleaner fossil fuels, U.S. military response to energy priorities, updates on wind and solar technology, greenhouse gas laws and regulations, energy efficiency and advanced energy storage.
Dr. Joseph D. Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri S&T, will discuss the future of coal in a session on Thursday with Dr. Richard Axelbaum, director of the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization at Washington University in St. Louis.
On Friday, Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, will be part of a panel discussion on advanced energy storage and battery technologies. The session will be moderated by Angela Rolufs, director of Missouri S&T’s office of sustainable energy and environmental engagement.
Both Smith and Rolufs will lead a session on S&T research and sustainability initiatives on Friday afternoon.
For more information about the conference, visit the conference website at www.moenergy.org.