T06-S05 Existing and Emerging Net-Zero Technologies and Ways to Fund Them  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

Net-zero technologies aren’t just from the comic books, but this training session will provide a panel of superheroes. Subject matter experts will discuss next-generation technologies that combat climate change and support water savings and cleaner energy. Come learn about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) MARVEL microreactor project, the U.S. Army’s net-zero initiatives, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction efforts, and how fuel cells using H2 made from carbon-free power can be applied at utility scale. We will also look at how the U.S. Army has been able to use the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to balance normal funding for its programs.


Rick Mears, Program Lead-Tech Deployment, Data Centers, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program

Patricia Donohue, Sustainability Program Manager, Department of Defense - Army

George Sullivan, Director of Federal Contracts, Bloom Energy

Yasir Arafat, Chief Designer-MARVEL, Idaho National Laboratory

Bill Taylor, Director of the Engineering Center of Excellence, Energy Systems Group

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify innovative solutions and operational practices related to current and emerging net-zero technologies;
  • Identify what framework exists to help plan and govern the effective implementation of innovative Net Zero projects within the current Federal energy mandates;
  • Recognize how to know if our infrastructure can handle the transition to clean energy operations;
  • Identify the best ways to seek funding for net -zero projects; and
  • Recognize how future small and compact nuclear reactors can play an important part in clean energy transition.
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