Early Registration for Carbon Management Technology Conference Ends Saturday

Sep 20, 2013, 09:30 ET from IEEE-USA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early registration for the second Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC) ends Saturday 21 September. http://fscarbonmanagement.org/content/registration

The conference will focus on engineering perspectives regarding technologies, strategies, policies, uncertainties and metrics for technologies designed to reduce carbon emissions. Experts, practitioners and policymakers will share their findings and experience with the readiness, effectiveness and implementation of options related to meeting carbon management challenges.

CMTC (http://fscarbonmanagement.org/content/cmtc-2013) will be held at the Hilton Alexandria (Va.) Old Town, 21-23 October.

"This conference is part of a unique collaborative project of several engineering societies," said Jim Howard, 2012 IEEE-USA president and conference co-chair. "As such, the program brings together perspectives from many disciplines and reflects practitioners' experience and expertise. Participants should expect unbiased views of the status, barriers and prospects for carbon management technology aimed at the needs of decision-makers."

Because almost 40 percent of energy-related carbon emissions originate from electricity generation, a conference focal point is managing power sector emissions. The most obvious solutions include carbon capture, utilization and storage for fossil fuel plants, as well as renewable generation options, nuclear power and alternative fuels and system configurations and usage patterns.

Less obvious are options to reduce carbon emission by substituting electricity for fossil fuels.

"This venue presents an opportunity to improve public understanding of electricity being one of the cleanest options to deliver energy services, whether it's for industrial processes or transportation," Howard said. "While this may sound counter intuitive, it can be readily demonstrated by assessing the complete electric pathway from the generation fuel to its ultimate use.

"We need electricity to improve energy efficiency and productivity in all sectors of the economy, and we are pursuing a number of opportunities to make electricity greener than ever."

The CMTC technical program is available at http://fscarbonmanagement.org/content/technical-program.

CMTC is co-sponsored and organized by IEEE-USA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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