You’re invited to join the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council at its annual, year-end “Opportunities in Energy” event.
Featured speakers include:
- Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President, Wacker Polysilicon NCA and Charleston Site Manager
- Trish Starkey, Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric
- Stacey Patterson, Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development, University of Tennessee
- Andrea Brackett, Director of Cybersecurity, Tennessee Valley Authority
- Claus Daniel, Director, Sustainable Transportation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Matt Murray, Director, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
And more to come!
Happy Hour will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), announced today the winners of the 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. The fourth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum and Expo continues today at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville.
“Sustainable transportation is an important factor in public health and the quality of our environment,” said TDEC Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian. “The following award winners are being recognized for their innovative ideas to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans, provide for a strong economy and protect our state’s natural resources.”
The Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards recognize outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of transportation systems in the state. A panel of judges selected the following entities as the 2018 winners. A full description of the winning initiatives follows.
- Averitt Express
- City of Chattanooga Department of Transportation
- City of Kingsport
- Cumberland International
- Hamilton County Parks and Recreation
- Hytch, LLC
- Tennessee State Parks
- Vanderbilt University
Read more here.
TDEC, in partnership with TDOT and TNCleanFuels, will hold the fourth annual Tennessee Sustainable TransportationForum from September 17-18, 2018 at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville. The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of all Tennesseans.
The forum will also honor winners of the 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. For more information about the awards, visit the website at https://www.tn.gov/environment/tsta.
Register at tsta.eventbrite.com. Registration includes access to all forum sessions and lunches, an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, and an offsite networking reception at the Sunsphere.
- An advanced conference registration rate of $35 will be available until September 10, 2018.
- Students may register for the event at a discounted rate of $5 and must present their student IDs at the time of event sign-in.
For attendees that require overnight accommodations, hotel blocks are available at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park(code: STC) and the Hilton Knoxville (code: STF18). These discounted rates will expire when the group blocks sell out, so be sure to book accommodations early.
Event staff are also working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to organize a tour of the National TransportationResearch Center (NTRC) on the afternoon of September 18. The NTRC supports the U.S. Department of Energy with research focused on vehicle electrification, engines and emissions controls, new materials for future systems, data science, and automated vehicle technologies. Forum registrants will receive instructions via email on how to reserve a space on this tour. Learn more about the NTRC here: https://www.ornl.gov/ntrc.
(Originally published on Teknovation.biz)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee (UT) are among finalists that R&D Magazine has just announced for its annual “R&D 100 Awards.”
At times described as the equivalent of the Academy Awards, the recognition, now in its 56th year, have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation. The awards recognize 100 of the top innovations across five categories: analytical/test, IT/electrical, mechanical devices/materials, process/prototyping, and software/services.
The finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing R&D leaders in a variety of fields.
ORNL was named as the primary or sole developer on six of the recognized technologies and was a co-developer on two more including something named the “Mobile Universal Grid Analyzer” where UT was the primary developer.
Read more here.
The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is TDEC’s environmental leadership program that seeks to recognize Tennessee Industries that are committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement throughout their entire operation.
The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is a voluntary program for manufacturers located within Tennessee. Click here for more information.
The webinar will be September 12, 2018. The topic is to be determined.