About the Workshop
The NSF-funded, biennial Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE3) Workshop will be held on May 21-24, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.
Participation is encouraged from faculty, students, and staff of universities and institutes, business/corporate partners, national laboratories and entrepreneurs across the nation as well as local and regional high schools and junior colleges. The workshop is coordinated through the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research (CCRER) at the University of Louisville (UofL).
The workshop theme is “Defining and Refining the Energy-Water-Food (EWF) Nexus.” The workshop encourages, strengthens, and creates partnerships among stakeholders at the state, region and national arenas, forging connections and fostering innovation and intellectual exchange amongst academic, small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups and mature industrial partners.
The 2017 RE3 Workshop features presentations by speakers from universities, businesses, national laboratories, and funding agencies on the latest technical discoveries and thematic priorities for renewable energy and efficiency in the following key areas: Energy-Water-Food (EWF) Nexus, Materials and Process Innovation, and Materials and Energy Entrepreneurship. Plenary lectures will focus on the grand challenges facing the EWF Nexus, with particular emphasis around how clean energy research can link the necessary science to push the scientific boundaries of the nexus further.
The workshop will be divided into three topical tracks that will be the focus of afternoon sessions of invited and submitted talks: clean energy-food, clean energy-water and clean energy-entrepreneurship.
A key outcome is enabling students, and researchers in academia, government and industry in energy-related fields and disciplines to increase national research competitiveness and viable renewable energy technology transfer and commercialization offerings.
The workshop agenda also features a poster session and formal and informal networking opportunities in addition to the short courses, presentations and product demonstrations. Conference talks will be presented as papers as a special online issue of ACS Energy Letters.
Jared Entin – NASA, Prog Manager, Clean Energy-Water
Grigorii Soloveichik – ARPA-E, Prog Dir, Clean Energy
Daniel Kammen – U. of California, Berkeley, Clean Energy
Raul Miranda – Washington, DC, Ammonia Production
Rabi Mohtar – Texas A&M, Environment – Clean Energy
Prashant Kamat – U. of Notre Dame, Clean Energy
Shannon Boettcher – U. of Oregon, Clean Energy-Water
Jordan Macknick – NREL, Clean Energy-Water
Dominique Loqué – LBL, Clean Energy-Food
Esther Obonyo – Penn State U., Big Data & EWF Nexus
Yushan Yan – U. Delaware, Clean Energy Materials
David Graves – U. of California, Berkeley, Clean Energy
Aditya Mohite – Los Alamos National Lab, Clean Energy
Topic Areas for Paper & Poster Submissions
Entrepreneurship at the EWF nexus
Food safety & waste minimization
Distributed water treatment
Efficient fertilizers and pesticides
Clean energy-ammonia production
Carbon neutral liquid fuels from air and water
Energy minimization for treating and recycling
Agricultural waste to energy
Clean energy-water desalination
Nitrogen and phosphorous cycles
Destruction of nitrates and recovery of phosphates
Big data management and the EWF nexus
Policy and the EWF nexus