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  1. Special Thanks … Utah State University The Italian Place Dining Services Crumb Bros. Bread Ethan Muhs

  2. Energy Revolution !

  3. Jeff Muhs Executive Director of Energy Ventures Utah State University/USTAR

  4. Our energy challenges call for a revolution

  5. Our energy challenges call for a revolution U.S. Imports > 60% - often from unfriendly nations 70% increase in GHG emissions since 1970 $4 gas in 2008 Air / water quality problems & deforestation 36% increase in 2007

  6. Our energy challenges call for a revolution U.S. Imports > 60% - often from unfriendly nations 70% increase in GHG emissions since 1970 $4 gas in 2008 Air / water quality problems & deforestation 36% increase in 2007

  7. “The supply of secure, clean, sustainable energy is arguably the most important scientific and technical challenge facing humanity in the 21st century.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2006) 103, 15729

  8. Energy revolution can occur at many levels.

  9. Challenges are daunting !But… most choose to work on the small stuff High Low  Incrementalism , NOT revolution.

  10. Biggest risks to revolution are NOT technical High Societal,Socio-Technical, Political, Organizational, Institutional, Personal, Programmatic Risk Low

  11.  Risk-averse, “evolutionary” thinking Addressing known needs and problems with new scientific knowledge, materials and processes.

  12. We need REVOLUTION not evolution

  13. Intuitive Lighting R&D Challenge: Real-time scene interpretation, task identification, and predictive lighting control

  14. Algae Biofuels medium R&D Challenges: Methods to improve sunlight use, algae yield, and dewatering / drying

  15. Answers often come from strange places Great Salt Lake algae strains grow best in high pH and salinity environments. Temperature, CO2, nutrient, and light controlled reactors

  16. Adaptive Solar Energy Systems R&D Challenge: Optical “switchyards” that redirect sunlight based on real-time needs in buildings

  17. R&D Challenge: Wireless energy transfer from electric highways to moving vehicles Wireless Hybrid Electric Vehicles Integrates energy, vehicle, highway, communication infrastructures . Addresses all 8 problems of current system: petroleum use, energy price shocks, carbon emissions, air pollution, congestion, fuel costs, labor, and accidents. ECONOMIC IMPACT: Trillions in potential savings; enable GDP growth rivaling that derived from Interstate Highway System.

  18. Common traits of revolution • Outsider  often a young novice • Resisted by entrenched insiders  usually old experts • New thinking and “disruptive” innovations • Old ideas made possible by new technology • Keys to success: • A good idea • The 8 “P’s”: People, Purpose, Passion, Patience, • Persistence, Partnerships, Politics, Perseverance

  19. We need a new generation of revolutionaries with big ideas • Look beyond today  • envision what future energy systems might consist of • pursue opportunities for bringing entirely new core capabilities to energy systems. • Create new paradigms and R&D pathways • Develop functioning, interdisciplinary teams • Impact our energy future at a higher level

  20. We need you!

  21. Lynsey TalbotStudent ResearcherUtah State University

  22. Natural Gas Drilling

  23. Uintah Basin Evaporation Ponds

  24. Uintah Basin

  25. Lab Setup

  26. Biodiesel

  27. Kevin Shurtleff PhD, MBANew Energy Entrepreneur Member, USTAR Technology Outreach Team

  28. Kevin Shurtleff PhD, MBANew Energy Entrepreneur Associate Director, Eastern Utah, USTAR Technology Outreach

  29. Energy is Important to Utah Utah is Important to Energy

  30. Oil and Gas - Enhanced Oil Recovery Oil & Gas Fields * * Source: Department of Energy Source: Southwest Regional Partnership

  31. In-situ Vapor ExtractionMountain West Energy Source: Mountain West Energy

  32. Coal - Low cost electricity Coal Resources * * Source: Deseret Generation and Transmission Source: Southwest Regional Partnership

  33. Clean Coal - Gasification Source: University of Utah Institute for Clean and Secure Energy

  34. Clean Coal - Underground Gasification Source: Partha Das Sharma

  35. Deep Saline AquifersCO2 Sequestration Dr. BJ McPherson and Associates $88mm federal grant $30mm to be spent in UT * * Source: Southwest Regional Partnership

  36. Oil Shale, Oil Sands, Uranium Source: Idaho National Laboratory Source: Utah Geological Survey

  37. Oil ShaleOSEC - White River Mine - Uintah Basin, Utah Source: OSEC

  38. WindFirst Wind - Milford, Utah Wind Resource (50 m) * * Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory * * Source: First Wind

  39. GeothermalRaser Technologies - Beaver, Utah Geothermal Resource * * * * Source: Raser Technologies Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  40. Conventional Nuclear PowerBlue Castle - Green River, Utah

  41. Advanced Nuclear PowerFusion Energy - USU - Dr. Farrell Edwards

  42. Fuel Cells ?