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Webinar Series to Detail Upcoming CarbonX InnovationXLab Summit

The first of three webinar sessions hosted by NETL starting June 23 will detail the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) InnovationXLab CarbonX Summit.

Scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, the InnovationXLab CarbonX Summit showcase DOE technologies and the Lab’s capabilities which are transforming the domestic energy economy by enabling value-added products, environmentally conscious storage, and economical carbon dioxide capture.

NETL’s webinar series will provide a snapshot of what attendees can expect should they also attend the in-person expo in Pittsburgh. High-level speakers attending the event in Pittsburgh will also present on cutting-edge topics of interest during the webinars.

The June webinar theme is “The Future of Carbon: Conversion Engineering,” which will focus on low-carbon power production that optimizes environmental performance while minimizing waste in order to meet the growing demand for energy in an increasingly carbon-conscious world. Scheduled speakers include Steve Oldham, CEO of Carbon Engineering; Vijay Swarup, vice president for research & development for ExxonMobil, and Ramaco Carbon CEO Randall Atkins.

“The InnovationXLab CarbonX Summit is far from being a dense technical workshop,” said Michael Knaggs, NETL’s associate director of strategic partnerships. “The event will feature informative exhibits, engaging panel discussions, and networking opportunities with researchers, industry players, and stakeholders working to tackle the energy sector’s most pressing challenges related to carbon innovation.”

The CarbonX Summit is the sixth in the InnovationXLab Series designed to showcase the remarkable assets of DOE’s laboratories such as NETL. These landmark events provide high-level industry representatives with information about leveraging DOE assets to accelerate innovation and widespread adoption of new concepts on a large scale.

The first webinar session will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Other sessions are planned for July and August, dates still to be determined.

The July webinar theme is “Downstream Opportunities & Advancements” which will highlight current direction of the chemical industry, sustainability opportunities, and new carbon-based technologies that are reducing the cost and improving the performance of many energy applications.

“Carbon Lifecycle and American Energy Policy” is the theme for the final webinar in August, which will examine knowledge sharing and strategic planning between industry and national laboratories regarding policy and overcoming great challenges such as the COVID19 pandemic.

The webinar series is free to attend but participants are asked to RSVP by registering in advance.

InnovationXLab summits facilitate a two-way exchange of information and ideas between industry, universities, manufacturers, investors, and end-use customers with innovators and experts from across the National Labs and broader DOE R&D complex.

NETL is a DOE national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support domestic energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at NETL’s sites in Albany, Oregon; Anchorage, Alaska; Houston, Texas; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.