Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

WISE Energy day web banner imageThe Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) will be hosting their WISE Energy Day 2019 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Federation Hall of UWaterloo. Head over to their website for full event details and to register!

Meet and mingle with researchers. Connect the dots and get energized by talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada. Join academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future! 

WISE is pleased to offer students the opportunity to showcase their work with a poster during the innovation showcase at Energy Day 2019. All energy related research is welcome to be displayed during the event and students are encouraged to stay to enjoy panels and take advantage of this excellent networking opportunity. If you are a student who would like to register for the showcase, please contact Jessica Stricker.

Panel presentations, posters & discussions will focus on:

  • Energy Services Delivery: Is there a changing of the guard?

The emergence of renewable energy technologies offers numerous development opportunities to both on and off-grid communities across Canada. The transition to sustainable energy future requires substantial efforts in developing, evaluating and advancing technical innovations and identifying and applying effective implementation strategies for those new technologies. It is not only a technological concern that carries the greatest challenge but also social and economical barriers, existing business models and regulatory constraints are often difficult to manage. Public-private partnerships can also accelerate the deployment of solutions and align the evolving business models with the core needs of the utility sector and end users. The engineers, innovators and system design operators will evaluate the changing trends in the contemporary energy industry related to electricity markets, decentralization of energy service delivery, demand-side management, R&D capital and investment and various types of energy delivery models.

  • Nano-based Energy Innovations: Breakthroughs or Bust?

Nanotechnologies provide a pathway to significant enhancement of energy efficiency solutions across energy sectors. Nanotechnology innovations can affect the entire value chain of the energy sector from primary resource extraction, conversion, and final use. Nanotechnology – operating on the scale of atoms and molecules – create dramatic breakthroughs and open new opportunities for use of smart materials, sensors and devices that drive intelligent systems. Top academic researchers and industry leaders will discuss theirs insights on nanotechnology-based energy systems in the areas of solar photovoltaics, energy storage (batteries), fuel cells, carbon utilization and capture, and energy transmission and distribution.

  • Bioenergy Solutions: Can it shape the transition to a low carbon future?

Bioenergy—fuel, heat, and power derived from biomass sources—is a low carbon alternative to fossil fuel sources. It is a dominant source of renewable energy in the world. Bioenergy solutions will play a constructive role in advancing climate goals, food security, better land use and sustainable energy choices. Biomass can make a substantial contribution to supplying future energy demand consistent with the UN sustainable development goals. This panel will explore strategies to foster increased use of renewable bio-based fuels that may catalyze the creation of new industries and businesses.

Cost 
Free
Location 
FED - Federation Hall

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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