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Apr 4 2013
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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.

Registration for this event has ended.


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

12:30 p.m.: Adjourn Symposium