McConomy Auditorium Carnegie Mellon University University Center, Pittsburgh, PA
By 2040, the Energy Information Administration predicts that half of the nation’s natural gas supply will come from shale gas. This natural gas supply has the potential to lead to a national manufacturing renaissance as companies make plans to build, restart, or expand their petrochemical manufacturing facilities in the United States.
Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the National Academy of Engineering will host a symposium featuring panel discussions to explore these implications. The panels will be composed of high-level government officials, corporate leaders and academic experts in these areas.
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8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast Available (Connan Room)
8:30 a.m.: Welcome
Maxine Savitz, Vice President, National Academy of Engineering [NAE]
Symposium Moderator: Dave Dzombak, Walter J. Blenko, Sr. University Professor of Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University [NAE]
8:35 a.m.: Overview of Shale Gas and Implications for Regional Manufacturing
Speaker: Jared L. Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University [NAE]
9:00 a.m.: Industrial Development
Moderator: Andrew Gellman, Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Speaker: Russell Crockett, Jr., Senior Vice President, Commercial, Texas Petrochemical, Inc.
Speaker: Anthony Cugini, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Speaker: Peter Molinaro, Vice President, North America Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company
Speaker: Gerald D. Holder, Ph.D., US Steel Dean of Engineering and Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering
10:00 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m.: Natural Gas for Transportation
Moderator: Caren Glotfelty, Sr. Program Director, The Heinz Endowments
Speaker: William Chernicoff, Manager – Energy & Environmental Research, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Speaker: Richard Kauling, Manager, Global Gaseous Fuels Technical Resource Center, General Motors
Speaker: Brad Mallory, Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Speaker: James McCarville, Executive Director, Port of Pittsburgh Commission
Speaker: Ellen McLean, Interim CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County
11:30 a.m.: Environmental Impacts
Moderator: Granger Morgan, Director, Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Speaker: Paul King, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Speaker: Andrew Place, Corporate Director, Energy and Environmental Policy, EQT
Speaker: Allen Robinson, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker: Jeanne VanBriesen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University