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Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

Here is the agenda for the March 29-30, 2022 event that includes seven (7) diverse tracks with six (6) corresponding panel sessions. The 2022 UNC Cleantech Summit event will feature two days of keynotes, panel sessions, workshops, and onsite experiences. The virtual career fair will be on 3/31 and is open to registrants of the Summit. Both luncheons will feature an all-vegan menu.

 

Monday, March 28

Free Student Webinar: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Workshop

When: Monday, March 28th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: Virtual [Zoom link to be provided on registration.]

 

Tuesday, March 29

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.    Welcome, Honorable Phil Berger [Grumman Auditorium]

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Keynote, Glenn Wright, President, North America, Shell Energy [Grumman Auditorium]

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break 

10:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions

Track: Hydrogen Economy

Methods for moving and storing hydrogen

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Low cost, low carbon energy as an important economic development tool for states

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Ocean-centric Climate Solutions

State of offshore wind in the world

[Sunflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

2030 and the future of sustainable food

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Investing in low income and middle income markets to address climate change

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

From Farm to Threads: Carolina grown

[Mountain Laurel room]

 

Track: Mobility

Transit-oriented development

[Bellflower room]

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.  Luncheon Options (guest speakers begin at 11:45 a.m)

*All programs are open to registrants. Buffet lunch tickets will be provided based on the type of Summit ticket purchased.

(A) Power of Entrepreneurs, Potential of Bluetech: Mark Huang, co-founder of SeaAhead [Trillium room]

(B) Wageningen University (Topic: Alternative Proteins): Stacy Pyett [Magnolia Lounge]

(C) Nikola Motor Company: Jason Roycht, Global Head Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, “Replacing Diesel in Heavy-Duty Trucking” [Sunflower room]

12:35 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Break

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Keynote, Offshore Wind  

Mark Mitchell, Senior Vice President–Project Construction, Dominion Energy

[Grumman Auditorium]

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Break

1:30 p.m – 2:35 p.m  Concurrent Sessions  

Track: Hydrogen Economy

Green hydrogen and industrialization

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Supply chain strategies in times of regulatory and geopolitical uncertainty

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Ocean-centric Climate Solutions

Offshore wind and economic development

[Sunflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

Developing a plant-based ecosystem in the region

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Impact investing: From climate tech to deployment

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

Transparency in textiles

[Mountain Laurel room]

 

Track: Mobility

Federal and State policies driving transportation electrification

[Bellflower room]

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45 p.m – 4:00 p.m.  Keynotes, Global Energy Transition    

Corey Hessen, Executive Vice-President and President, Power, Storage and Origination, TC Energy

Mike Ableson, CEO, Arrival Automotive

[Grumman Auditorium]

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions   

 

Track: Hydrogen Economy  

Hydrogen Hubs: An international perspective

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Critical Minerals: What, where, and why do we care?

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Ocean-centric Climate Solutions

Offshore wind and the mid-Atlantic: the policy backdrop

[Sunflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

Funding alternative protein

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Financing the energy transition

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

Circular Textiles

[Mountain Laurel]

 

Track: Mobility

Electric transportation and economic development in the Southeast

[Bellflower room]

5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.  Student Workshop 

Student Engagement: A Driving Force

This workshop will explore factors that have contributed to the recent decline in student engagement, including the rise of social media and the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to revive student-lead movements focused on global issues like climate change. Join us to hear from four professionals with current and prior experiences as student leaders who are involved in various companies, non-profits, and government organizations working with youth-led activism movements around social issues.

[Wintergreen room]

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Women in Clean Energy Reception: Women in Clean Energy in partnership with the UNC Cleantech Summit presents a networking reception to come together, talk clean energy, and make new friends! We’ll celebrate the accomplishments of the many talented women in the clean energy ecosystem, while opening our doors for all men and women to join in the networking. Admission to the event includes two complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Guests must be 21 or older and show ID to consume alcoholic beverages. 

Registration has closed for this event.

[Atrium hall]

 

Wednesday, March 30

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    Keynote, Dagmara Koska, Deputy Head of Global Issues & Innovation, EU Delegation to the U.S.A., “The EU Green Deal,” [Grumman Auditorium]

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Keynote, Frank Mischler, Director, PtX Hub Brussels, GIZ- German Governmental Agency, “Building a hydrogen economy in Germany, Europe and worldwide.” [Grumman Auditorium]

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break 

10:15 a.m. – 11:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  

Track: Hydrogen Economy

Decarbonizing the aviation sector

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Interregional Transmission: A key to unleashing more renewable energy

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Ocean-centric Climate Solutions

Decarbonizing ports and shipping alternative fuels

[Sunflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

Scaling cellular agriculture

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Data-driven and purpose-driven ESG integration

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

Supply Chains: Building in resilience and scalability

[Mountain Laurel room]

 

Track: Mobility

Transportation equity

[Bellflower room]

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote    

Hardy Boeckle, Minister, Head of Economic, Trade and Finance Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, “Industrial transformation towards climate-neutrality: the German way.”

[Grumman Auditorium]
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Luncheon Options (guest speakers begin at 12:25 p.m)

*All programs are open to registrants. Buffet lunch tickets will be provided based on the type of Summit ticket purchased.

(A) Omer Farooq, Managing Director, Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSFG), Bank of America [Trillium room]

(B) Jeroen Willemsen, Innovation Lead Protein Shift, Foodvalley Netherlands [Magnolia Lounge]

(C) Panel Discussion, “Domestic advancements in Green Hydrogen” [Sunflower]

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote    

Paul Rennie, Head of the Global Economy Group, British Embassy, Washington DC, “The way forward from COP26.”

[Grumman Auditorium]
2:05 p.m – 3:05 p.m  Concurrent Sessions  

Track: Hydrogen Economy

Powering freight-based transportation

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Green-enabled grid

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Ocean-centric Climate Solutions

How Great Britain, Germany, and Denmark are using offshore wind to decarbonize their economies

[Sunflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

Plant breeding innovations for better alternative protein products

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Use of bonds to fund public/private infrastructure

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

Rooting wealth and business resiliency through employee ownership

[Mountain Laurel room]

 

Track: Mobility

Micromobility

[Bellflower room]

3:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  Break

3:20 p.m – 4:50 p.m.  Keynotes    

Chris Fox, Chief Sustainability Officer, HanesBrands, “Hanesbrands: Its Path to a More Sustainable 2030” – (3:20 – 4:05)

Emilio Nieto, General Manager, Spanish National Hydrogen Centre (CNH2), “Green Hydrogen” – (4:05 – 4:50)

[Grumman Auditorium]

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Break

5:00 p.m – 6:05 p.m  Concurrent Sessions  

Track: Hydrogen Economy

Green hydrogen and the electric grid AND Where is green hydrogen ready for prime time?

[Redbud room]

 

Track: Global Energy Transition

Building the offshore grid

[Windflower room]

 

Track: Alternative Proteins

Policy in the alt protein space

[Azalea room]

 

Track: Green Finance

Blended finance

[Dogwood room]

 

Track: Sustainable Textiles

Industrial Commons: weaving financing and partnerships for rural economic development 

[Mountain Laurel room]

 

Track: Mobility

Greenway-oriented development

[Bellflower room]

 

Conclusion of the 2022 UNC Cleantech Summit program.

 

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