JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


Sustainability Innovation Microscope

Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new energy solutions into products and society.


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2024 Sector Program - Sustainability Innovation

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Sessions

Monday June 17

8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
10:30Needs of the Fusion Industry
10:30Biofuels & Bioremediation
10:30Fuel Cell Developments
10:30Energy Storage - Keynotes
10:30Sustainable Polymers
10:30Industrial Water Supply
10:30US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition
1:30Views from Suppliers I
1:30Medical Device Innovations
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip
1:30Hydrogen Production & Industrial Uses
1:30Technologies to Address Emerging Challenges in Water Circularity
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)

Tuesday June 18

7:00Registration
8:00TechConnect Keynote Program
8:00EPA P3 Meeting (by invitation only)
9:15Perspectives on Fusion Supply Chain Challenges
10:00Environmentally Sustainable Critical Mineral Solutions
9:15TechConnectDOD and Innovation Spotlights: USINDOPACOM and Energy and Efficiency
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall Opens
12:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & Greet
12:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition Showcase
1:30Confronting the Supply Chain Challenges: A Path Forward
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session 2 (4:00 - 6:00)

Wednesday June 19

9:00Views from Suppliers II
9:00Sustainability Innovations

Program

Monday June 17

8:00TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland C
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, Dalia Yablon, Matthew Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:00Welcome to TechConnect
M. Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:05TechConnect Overview: Connecting Research, Accelerating Innovation
D. Yablon, J. Rocha, TechConnect ATI, US
8:15MXenes – 2D Building Blocks for the Future Technology
Y. Gogotsi, Drexel University, US
8:40Scalable Production of Hierarchical Carbon-Based Aerogel Materials for Filtration Applications
C. Arnold, Princeton University, US
9:15SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: Investment, Innovation, & Strategic Capital for Critical Technologies
10:30Needs of the Fusion IndustryTBA
Session chair: Arnold Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Costs and trade-offs in building up a supply chain
H. Lux, D. Wolf, C. Price, J. Cowan, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, UK
TBA
K. Furlong, Realta Fusion, US
Traditional and Novel Supply Chain Constraints for the Growing Fusion Energy Industry
C.P.S. Swanson, Thea Energy, US
Supply Chain Concerns for Commercial Fusion Reactors - Focus on V44 and HTS Tape
M.J. Ginsberg, A.L. Washington, C.J. Pickles, J.O. Astbury, Tokamak Energy, Inc., US
10:30Biofuels & BioremediationTBA
Session chair: Halil Tekinalp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Marquis: A case study in sustainable ethanol production
J. Aurandt-Pilgrim, Marquis, US
Utilizing Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE) or Solvent Extraction (SX) in the Efficient Recovery and Purification of Biofuels & Bioproducts
D. Glatz, B. Cross, Koch Modular Process Systems, US
Surfactant Assisted Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Corn Stover for Hydrochar and Oil Production
B. Maddipudi, K. Huynh, Z. Fickbohm, A. Shende, G. Bauer, R. Shende, South Dakota Mines, US
Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of corn stover pellets for production of biofuels
Z. Fickbohm, B. Maddipudi, K. Huynh, G. Bauer, R. Shende, South Dakota Mines, US
10:30Fuel Cell DevelopmentsTBA
Session chair: John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory, US
The Road to High Efficiency Long Haul Class-8 HD FCEV, a Holistic Approach to Meet Performance and Durability
V.S. Murthi, Nikola Corporation, US
The Tipping Point for Hydrogen-Powered Applications: Enabling Vehicle Electrification with Fuel Cells
M. Weig, Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC, US
Fuel Cells with Superior Heat Rejection
E.S. De Castro, Advent Technologies, US
Drop in membranes for advance hydrogen fuel cells and electrolyzers
G. Ong, Celadyne Technologies, US
Real time continuous monitoring of ionomer degradation with ion-sensitive field effect transistor microsensors - Towards fuel cell EV engine diagnostics and predictive maintenance
D. Dong, Rowan University, US
10:30Energy Storage - KeynotesTBA
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Energy Storage Opening Remarks
I. Gyuk, DOE, US
NAS Batteries for long-duration stationary energy storage
C. Brannock, BASF Corporation, US
Design Considerations for Longer Duration Energy Storage Systems – Perspectives from the Eos Development and Commercialization Process
F. Richey, EOS, US
Emerging Battery Technology and the potential changes to the ESS Market
M. Sanders, Avicenne Energy, US
10:30Sustainable PolymersTBA
Session chair: Mu Sung (Matt) Kweon, ExxonMobil, US
Microbial Processes of Environmental Plastic Weathering and Biodegradation in Natural Systems
M.B. Duhaime, R.N. Cable, J.K. Choi, A. Mizrahi, L. Michaelson, A. Bhaumik, C. Plotzke, S. Zhang, T. Lin, P. Thakre, Y. Tan, J. Hu, D. Meunier, Y. Lai, Z. Chen, University of Michigan, US
Kinetics of homogeneous nucleation in supercooled polymer melts
A. Anstey, P.C. Lee, University of Ottawa, CA
Sustainable Cannabinoid-Derived Biopolymers for Biopotential Electrodes
M. Sotzing, J. Toribio, A. Pollock, G. Sotzing, A. Chortos, Purdue University, US
Mixed Plastic recycling into valuable chemicals
M. Arifuzzaman, Re-Du, US
10:30Industrial Water SupplyTBA
Session chair: Lin Zhao, Dow Chemical Company & Qilin Li, Rice University, US
Preparing for a more volatile water supply, and management, future that has already arrived!!
T.D. Finley, Dow, Inc, US
Opportunities and Challenges for Iron and Steel Industry Water Use, Treatment, and Reuse in the United States: An overview of Current Industry Practices via Case Studies
N. Sharma, P. Lemar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-Batelle, LLC), US
Membranes For Sustainable Environment and Clean Energy
A. Roy, NREL, US
10:30US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design CompetitionMaryland 5
1:30Views from Suppliers ITBA
Session chair: Jaydeep Deshpande, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, US
Beyond Science: Engineering a Fusion Power Plant
B. Uppal, Kyoto Fusioneering America, US
The Crucial Role of Vacuum Technology in Fusion Energy Development
A. Schopphoff, Pfeiffer Vacuum, DE
TBA
M. Lane, Equans, FR
Control system will be on your critical path
R. Sabjan, Cosylab, SI
Magnetic Qualification of Vacuum Pumps for use in Fusion Reactors
G. Gallo, US ITER / ORNL, US
Extrusion of BeTi Beryllides from powder
S. Mueller, S. Gall, R. Nitschke, A. Goraieb, FORMING GmbH, DE
1:30Medical Device InnovationsTBA
Session chair: Jeannine M. Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
Bio Electronic Information Processing: An Emerging Technology
W. Bentley, University of Maryland, US
High-precision magnesium microtubes for stents with improved mechanical properties
S. Mueller, S. Gall, R. Nitschke, F. Gensch, FORMING GmbH, DE
Phenotype independent capture of circulating tumor cells using magnetic probes
K. Morris, C. Bilynsky, A-L. Papa, The George Washington University, US
SampleCAP: A power-free system for biomolecule concentration
S.V. Angus, B. Swan, C. Stewart, A.S. Cowan, M.F. Smiechowski, Guild Associates, Inc., US
Simulations of exhaled breath aerosol deposition to support laboratory breath aerosol measurements
V. Malave, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US
Catalyzing Global Change: The Power of Innovation for Positive Impact
S.A. Mensah, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
Transforming Dental Appliance Management and Fall Monitoring for Enhanced Well-being
L.L. Alconcel, L.B. Fischer, Cydent, US
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-ChipTBA
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo SUNY, US
Teeny tiny flows and tissue development
C. Nelson, Princeton University, US
Miniaturized, inexpensive, and rugged dressings for AI-powered monitoring and rapid closure of chronic wounds
A.J. Bandodkar, North Carolina State University, US
Lateral flow assay for quantitative detection of biomarker in saliva
K-Y Hwang, ctbio, KR
Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to determine the change in dielectric properties of the membranes of malignant cells
K.H. Tantawi, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, US
XPORT ENTRAP: Droplet Microfluidic Platform for Enhanced DNA Transfer Between Microbial Species
J.A. Wippold, M.J. Chu, B.L. Adams, A. Han, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory, SynBio Tools Branch, Biology and Biological Sciences Division, Army Research Directorate, US
1:30Hydrogen Production & Industrial UsesTBA
Session chair: John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Perfluorinated Sulfonic Acids for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzers, are We Stuck with Forever Chemicals Forever?
K. Swider-Lyons, Plug Power, US
Thermo-catalytic Decomposition of Natural Gas and Regeneration: An Overview
R.L. Vander Wal, M.M. Nkiawete, J.W. Heim II, Penn State University, US
Thermo-Catalytic Decomposition: Hydrocarbon Feed, Carbon Catalyst Structure, and Regeneration Comparisons
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Hydrogen Production by E-field Enhanced Thermo-Catalytic Decomposition of Natural Gas Using Carbon Catalysts
J.W. Heim II, R.L. Vander Wal, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Low Temperature Hydrogen Plasma Process for reducing GHG emissions from Iron Making
J.P. Kopasz, Z. Zeng, D. Ellis, J. Rebohar, J. Krogstad, M. Sankaran, Argonne National Laboratory, US
1:30Technologies to Address Emerging Challenges in Water CircularityTBA
Session chair: Qilin Li, Rice University & Lin Zhao, Dow Chemical Company, US
Closing the loop on PFAS Treatment with Sustainable, Green options and reducing long-term Risk
R. Distefano, K. Winston, Calgon Carbon Corporation, US
PFAS detection with advanced solid-state nanopore chips
Z. Xia, Goeppert LLC, US
Enhancing the efficiency of cooling towers
M. Damak, Infinite Cooling, US
Powering circular water economy with technology
A. Ehre, IDE Technologies, IL
IMET Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Technology
M. Gencer, K. Gencer, IMET Corporation, US
Green Oxidation Processes for Industrial Wastewater Treatments
Y. Kun-Lin, National University of Singapore, SG
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session I (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall BC

Tuesday June 18

7:00RegistrationConvention Center Pre-Function
8:00TechConnect Keynote ProgramMaryland C
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect ATI, US
8:00Advanced Manufacturing in Space - Catalyst Consortium Launch
M. Laudon, TechConnect ATI, US
8:15Commercial Space Office (COMSO)
J. Leader, U.S. Space Force, US
8:35In-Space Manufacturing as a Profitable and Investable Business
R. Roettgen, E2MC Ventures, CH
8:00EPA P3 Meeting (by invitation only)Maryland 5
9:15Perspectives on Fusion Supply Chain ChallengesTBA
Session chair: Arnold Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Building a fusion energy supply chain - results of the FIA 2024 Supply Chain Report
A. Holland, Fusion Industry Association, US
EPRI Perspectives on Developing and Deploying Advanced Manufacturing Methods and Materials in Support of a Robust Fusion and Advanced Energy System Supply Chain
D. Grandas, A. Sowder, M. Albert, B. Sutton, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
Lessons Learned from SHINE's DT Fusion Facilities
J. Blatz, SHINE Technologies, US
Accelerated Development of Fusion Power Plant with High-quality Fusion Supply Chain
Gyung-Su Lee, Chang-Ho Choi, Doowhan Choi, Enable Fusion Inc., KR
TBA
K. Seko, Kyoto Fusioneering, JP
Supply Chain Challenges for the Commercialization of Fusion Energy
A. Campbell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:00Environmentally Sustainable Critical Mineral SolutionsTBA
Session chair: Alison Fritz, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Sustainable and Green Production of Nickel by Collocating both Primary Nickel Ore Processing and Li-ion Battery Recycling
L. Pan, Michigan Technological University, US
Nature-based systems for rare earth element recovery
A.M. Schmitz, S. Medin, B. Pian, S. Balog-Way, REEgen, US
Electrochemically- Enabled Holistic Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries
L. Garris, T. Madden, N. Anderson, Cool Amps Corp., US
9:15TechConnectDOD and Innovation Spotlights: USINDOPACOM and Energy and EfficiencyMaryland 4
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic/US Navy, US
Energy and Cyber Innovations for Defense
R. Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
Membrane Dehumidification for Building Energy Use Reduction
E. Allen, Evercloak Inc., US
PFAS Removal During Renewable Fuels Generation
A. Thomas, River Otter Renewables, Inc, US
Self-Coiling Trim-to-Fit Window Shade
W. Felt, VPI Technology, US
12:00TechConnect World, SBIR/STTR Pavilion, and EPA P3 Exhibit Hall OpensExpo Hall BC
12:00TechConnect Business Team Meet & GreetExpo Hall BC
12:00EPA P3 National Student Design Competition ShowcaseExpo Hall BC
1:30Confronting the Supply Chain Challenges: A Path ForwardTBA
Session chair: Andrew Holland, Fusion Industry Association, US
Public-Private Partnerships in the Fusion Supply Chain Landscape
J. Cohen, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, US
Perspectives on public-private partnerships for supply chain development
A. Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Panel - Confronting the Supply Chain Challenges: A Path Forward
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception, Poster Session 2 (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall BC

Wednesday June 19

9:00Views from Suppliers IITBA
Session chair: Amelia Campbell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Business Model Innovation for Building Fusion Supply Chains
H. Jackson, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Handling US private company requests for ITER information
C.M. Greenfield, A. Lumsdaine, L.P. Cunningham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
A HTS magnet supplier company - Canyon Magnet Energy
H. Song, B. Santos, Y. Viouchkov, S. Van Sciver, Canyon Magnet Energy, US
High temperature superconductors as the key material for compact fusion: scale up challenges and investment opportunities
S. Samoilenkov, Faraday 1867 Holdings LLC, US
6-Lithium Enrichment
J.W. Elling, G.D. Jarvinen, S. Yarbro, J. Gatewood, P.T. Lueangrujiwong, Molten Salt Solutions, US
AI-enabled design of foam polymer targets for inertial fusion energy
A. Stein, V. I. Perumal, R. Frye, D. Beckett, C. B.S. Woodruff, UHV3D Inc, US
Building the fusion supply chain one company at a time: the New Mexico Energy Technology Incubator (NMETI)
S. Woodruff, J. Elling, C. Evans, A. Stein, New Mexico Energy Technology Incubator, US
9:00Sustainability InnovationsTBA
Session chair: Yuanqiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company
Smart Window Materials and Technologies - What to Select for Your Building?
B.P. Jelle, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO
Cooling Films for a Warming Planet
T.J. Hebrink, 3M Company, US
All-natural, Eco-friendly Composite Foam for Highly Efficient Atmospheric Water Harvesting
B. Chen, S. Jing, T. Li, University of Maryland, College Park, US
Matium: The Material Medium; Making Recycling Profitable
B. Robin, Matium, Inc., US
Spark Modular Base Support Systems
J. Bishop, D. Bishop, G. Fernicola, Bishop Ascendant Inc., US
A New Technology-Based Tool for Building Profitable Biodiversity-Conserving Offerings
T.C. Haas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US
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