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Thursday, December 3, 2020

12:00 PM Conference Website Opens
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Welcome Address and Keynote

Welcome to ACES2020
Tom Costabile, CEO, ASME
Brian Wodka, Conference Chair
Bob Stakenborghs, Program Chair

Keynote Address:
Achieving the Clean Energy Promise

We will be kicking off ACES2020 with a keynote focused on bringing together the tools and knowledge required to help organizations overcome challenges and shape the future of clean energy around the world.

1:30 PM to 1:35 PM Room Change
1:35 PM to 2:05 PM

Investing in Clean Energy
Emerging interest in investing in sustainable energy has turned the spotlight on clean energy investments and financing these technologies’ innovation.

2:05 PM to 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Offshore Energy Technologies Panel
Offshore wind, floating solar, and ocean waves come together on how to create a balanced energy portfolio out at sea.

Nuclear Energy Innovation Panel
Nuclear is a zero-emission clean energy source with a new wave of innovation under way.

3:00 PM to 3:05 PM Room Change
3:05 PM to 3:50 PM

Biomass and Waste to Energy Panel
Using waste to energy and biomass to achieving cleaner energy.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Panel
Discussion of the vision for a hydrogen future and fuel cells.

3:50 PM to 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Fossil Energy Transition
How will existing and traditional energy systems transition to a balanced clean energy portfolio.

Geothermal Resources
Discussion on geothermal energy and how policy can help us unlock this hot resource.

4:30 PM to 4:35 PM Room Change
4:35 PM to 5:30 PM

Female Competitive Advantage in the Clean Energy Industry Panel
A group of women leaders come together to discuss how their style of leadership has led them where they are today and how they can inspire other women to achieve the same.

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Networking and Trivia



Friday, December 4, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM Welcome to Day 2
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Clean Energy Policy
A presentation on how clean energy policy has and will shape the future of the clean energy promise.

10:45 AM to 10:50 AM Room Change
10:50 AM to 11:45 AM

Clean Energy National Lab Panel
Representatives from Canada, US, and Europe come together to discuss what National Labs are working on to shape the future of clean energy.

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

The Future of Wind and Solar Panel
Where are we in the wind and solar energy and how does the future look like.

The Need for Energy Storage Technologies Panel
The need for energy storage to integrate renewables with the existing electric power infrastructure for GHG abatement.

12:45 PM to 12:50 PM Room Change
12:50 PM to 1:20 PM

Carbon Capture and Storage
Working together to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere through

1:20 PM to 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Clean Transportation Panel
Discussing how cars and air transportation can achieve cleaner and efficient mobility.

Hydropower, Technology, Policy, and Standards Panel
How hydropower fits into the clean energy portfolio and how policy and standardization shape innovation and commercialization.

2:15 PM to 2:20 PM Room Change
2:20 PM to 2:30 PM

Grid Operations – Renewables
Relationship between the grid and renewables and how existing entities are working with the shift.

Cutting Edge Technologies Presentations
A group of startups will present on new and innovative technologies.

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM Day 2 Wrap-Up