All Rensselaer students, alumni, and community members are cordially invited to take part in the Spring Seminar Series 2013. We encourage you to invite friends, family, and coworkers to participate in the series. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
All events will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Seminar Hall at Rensselaer's Hartford Campus.
Wednesday, March 13 -- "Renewable Energy Storage: From Technology to Practical Markets and Products," presented by Robert J. Friedland ('94 MBA), President and CEO, Proton Energy Systems d/b/a Proton OnSite.
Hydrogen generated using electrolysis has a unique role in storing
excess renewable energy for a variety of present and emerging energy
markets. As countries buy more and more renewable technology on their
grids, the inherent intermittent nature of the sun and the wind causes
many problems for utilities faced with a base load demand for power.
This problem is exacerbated with many countries shuttering their
traditional base load stalwarts like coal and nuclear. Beyond the grid
there are exciting markets emerging in fuel cell vehicle transportation
and also in enhanced biogas production. This talk will explore these
market demands and the potential for electrolysis to serve them in the
Thursday, March 28 -- Topic TBA, presented by David L. Rainey, Ph.D., Acting Dean, Rensselaer at Hartford, and Professor of Practice in the Lally School of Management and Technology.
Monday, April 15 -- TBA
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/news_and_events/events/spring_seminars2013/index.html