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Technical Program - Tuesday, 7 February

0800 to 0815

Caribbean I & II Ballrooms

Opening Remarks: Program Committee Chairperson

Speaker: Haroon Kheshgi, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

0815 to 1000

Caribbean I & II Ballrooms

Plenary: Leading Engineering Engagement in Carbon Management

How can we best enhance and engage engineering perspective on society's effort to meet the challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions?

Moderator:

  • 2011 AAES Chair-Elect
    David Mongan, American Association of Engineering Societies

Speakers:

  • 2012 AIChE President
    David Rosenthal, Reliability & Asset Management Manager, Jacobs Field Services North America
  • 2011 AIST Vice President
    Kent Peaslee, Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • 2012 ASCE President-Elect
    Greg DiLoreto, Chief Executive Officer, Tualatin Valley Water

  • 2012 ASME President
    Victoria Rockwell, Director of Investment Development, Air Liquide
  • 2012 IEEE USA President
    Jim Howard, Manager, Electric System Compliance, Lakeland Electric
  • 2011 SME President
    John Murphy, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2012 SPE Vice President
    Ken Arnold, Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParsons
  • 2012 TMS President
    Garry Warren, Professor, University of Alabama
  • Carbon Management Group
    Dale Keairns, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton

1030 to 1200

Caribbean I Ballroom

Business Risks of Carbon Counting

Session Chairpersons: Mary Ellen Ternes, McAfee & Taft; Deanne Hughes, Cardinal Engineering

While the US did not sign the Kyoto Protocol, greenhouse gas law and regulation have developed mandating quantifications and reporting of greenhouse gases. New legal requirements for greenhouse gas emissions give rise to new business risks for all sources of greenhouse gases. However, voluntary commitments regarding greenhouse gas emissions, directly or indirectly, and carbon footprints in other venues also give risk to new areas of risk. This session introduces the new procession of carbon counting, and reviews new areas of financial and legal risks resulting from quantifying direct and indirect generation of greenhouse gas.

1030

151213

Developing Financial Perspective on GHG Management • S.J. Cameron, Grant Thornton; D. Shanin, Project Performance; M. Lemon, Grant Thornton; M. Reading, Project Performance

1100

Speaker

Legal Issues Arising From GHG Quantification and Representation • B. Hawkins, Nelson, Mullins, Riley, & Scarborough

1130

151598

Carbon Accounting: A New Profession • V. Madarasz, CSA Standards

Caribbean II Ballroom

Panel: Engineering Education

This panel will discuss how the engineering schools are addressing carbon mitigation and adaptation in both in their curriculums and in actual course work. Questions include: (1) How are you teaching carbon mitigation and adaptation technologies to your students (2) What additional education changes regarding carbon management do you see, both planned and in the future (3) What differences have you seen in how we have taught carbon mitigation and adaptation in the past and currently teaching engineering and (4) How receptive is the education community to making these changes?

Moderators:

  • Arnold Feldman, Owner/Principal, JJDS Environmental
  • Rick Honaker, Chair & Professor, University of Kentucky

Speakers:

  • Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ramana Reddy, ACIPCO Endowed Professor, University of Alabama
  • Nino Ripepi, Assistant Research Professor, Virginia Tech University
  • Derek Elsworth, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Caribbean IV Ballroom

Issues for Adaptation to Climate Change

Session Chairpersons: Dick Wright, US National Institute of Standards & Technology (Retired); Brett Johnson, M&H Energy Services

In late 2011, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will issue a special report "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation." It provides a comprehensive assessment of disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience and makes recommendations for managing the risks for a sustainable and resilient future. The session explores issues engineering societies should address in order to adapt their standards and practices to climate change effects. It also addresses the issues that private and public sector organizations which own, operate, finance, insure, or regulate constructed facilities should address to manage their risks from climate change effects.

1030

Speaker

Changes in Climate Extremes and Their Impact • F. Zwiers, University of Victoria

1100

Speaker

Managing the Risks T. Wilbanks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1130

Speaker

Engineering Implications • B. Ayyub, University of Maryland

Caribbean III Ballroom

Panel: Carbon Management in the Power Sector

The electric power sector is under substantial pressure to reduce its carbon emissions and shift to clean energy alternatives. Some of these alternatives, such as variable and uncertain resources, impose new requirements on system planning and operations. The challenges are further compounded by rapidly increasing set of new customer options and devices. This session will explore carbon management technology options and experience gained in power generation and power system operations, as well as potential scenarios and responses the industry is anticipating for the future. Panelists will also discuss implications of regulatory issues.

Moderators:

  • Veronika Rabl, Principal, Vision & Results
  • Kamel Bennaceur, Chief Economist, Schlumberger

Speakers:

  • Jim Fancher, Past Chair, IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee

  • Emily Fisher, Director, Legal Affairs, Energy & Environment, Edison Electric Institute
  • Barry Moline, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association

  • Frank Princiotta, Director Air Pollution Prevention & Control Division, US Environmental Protection Agency

1200 to 1330

Grand Sierra A-C Ballrooms

Keynote Luncheon
Climate Change Adaptation in the US

Speaker:

  • Katharine Jacobs, Assistant Director for Climate Adaptation & Assessment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

1330 to 1500

Caribbean I Ballroom

Carbon Counting Challenges

Session Chairpersons: Andy Miller, US Environmental Protection Agency; Bernie Hawkins, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

This session will focuses on challenges in implementing new and emerging quantitative approaches, methods, and requirements pursuant to EPA’s Clean Air Act mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule as compared and contrasted with Clean Air Act greenhouse gas emissions permitting pursuant to EPA’s “Tailoring Rule.” This session compares and contrasts quantitative issues arising pursuant to these new rules with voluntary reporting scenarios such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and California’s new greenhouse gas mitigation regulations.

1330

Speaker

Resource Requirements in Meeting Regulatory Program Mandates • D. Hughes, Cardinal Engineering

1400

Speaker

GHG Quantification in the Cement Industry Through Production • M. Lee, Koogler and Associates

1430

Speaker

Legal and Enforcement Issues Arising in Counting Carbon • A. Morrison, Hopping Green & Sams

Caribbean II Ballroom

Workforce Development

Session Chairpersons: Arnold Feldman, JJDS Environmental; Tom Meyer, ESCO Group

The implementation of carbon management technologies and adaptation modifications require an expanded technical community. This community not only includes engineers and scientists but also the skilled trades (designers, welders, electricians, masons, et al.) needed to construct and operate new technologies. Discussion includes important workforce development topics.

1330

151730

Carbon Management Education: Making Supply Meet Demand • T. Baumann, M. Gillenwater, T. Stumhofer, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

1400

151902

Implementation Barriers of Carbon Management Technologies of Industries in Northern Mindanao • D.D.A. Manulat, Iligan Medical Center College

1430

151083

Global Climate Change Technology Education • S.M. Greenwald, New York Institute of Technology

Caribbean IV Ballroom

Adaptation Programs in Government and Industry

Session Chairpersons: Michael Sanio, American Society of Civil Engineers; Miriam Heller, MHI Tech Systems

Thoughtful organizations of both public and private sectors have recognized that their facilities (industrial, commercial, institutional, residential, communications, transportation, energy supply and distribution, water, waste, etc.) must be adapted to climate change to perform successfully over their intended service lives. Exemplary, pioneering programs are presented in this session.

1330

151384

Governance Challenges in Adapting to Sea Level Rise • M.E. Peloso, Vinson & Elkins

1400

Speaker

Adaptation Policy, Funding and Activities at the World Bank • M. Dyoulgerov, World Bank Group

1430

Speaker

The Importance of Climate Adaptation to EPA’s Mission • J.D. Scheraga, US Environmental Protection Agency

Caribbean III Ballroom

Issues in Assessing CCS Economics

Session Chairpersons: George Koperna, Advanced Resources International; Veronika Rabl, Vision & Results

Making decisions with regard to the opportunity for carbon capture and storage (CCS) will involve a number of technical, environmental, and economic decisions. This session takes a look at the current economics of CCS, focusing on the hurdles that must be overcome for early deployment of the technology.

1330

150377

NEMS-CTS:  A Model and Framework for Comprehensive Assessment of CCS and Infrastructure • C. Zelek, R. Geisbrecht, T. Grant, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory; L.A. Goudarzi, K.M. Callahan, OnLocation; W.M. Babuich, MRIGlobal

1400

151155

Underground Coal Gasification and Potential for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction • Z. Hyder, N. Ripepi, M. Karmis, Virginia Tech

1430

151260

Cost Estimation for Carbon Capture and Storage Technology—Users Beware • E. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon University

1530 to 1700

Caribbean I Ballroom

Counting Carbon Across Industry Sectors: Segment I

Session Chairpersons: Andy Miller, US Environmental Protection Agency; Bernie Hawkins, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

This session will review greenhouse gas quantification and measurement methods utilized by specific industry sectors. Where possible, these methods will be set in the context of new and emerging quantitative approaches, methods, and requirements pursuant to EPA’s Clean Air Act mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule as compared and contrasted with Clean Air Act greenhouse gas emissions permitting pursuant to EPA’s “Tailoring Rule.” This session also compares and contrasts quantitative issues arising pursuant to these new rules with voluntary reporting scenarios such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and California’s new greenhouse gas mitigation regulations.

1530

151333

Revised Petroleum Industry Guidelines for Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry • R. Siveter, IPIECA; M. Cass, Shell; R. Chaves de Oliveira, Petrobras; M. Clowers, Hess; A. Lee, Chevron; C. Loreti, Loreti Group; J. Martin, Repsol; T. Killian, Marathon; B. Poot, Total; K. Ritter, American Petroleum Institute; E. Romero-Giron Gracia, Repsol YPF; T. Stileman, BP

1600

151101

Canadian Oil Sands Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Programs: Source, Scope, and Enforcement • P.D. Sametz, J. Beaudry, Connacher Oil & Gas; C. Crawford, Stantec Consulting

1630

151263

Parametric Models of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Coal- and Biomass-to-Liquid Facilities • K.S. Rosselot, University of Texas; J. Miller, URS; R. Denton, University of Texas; W. Corbett, URS; P. Taylor, University of Dayton Research Institute; D.T. Allen, University of Texas

Caribbean II Ballroom

Panel: Gaps and Barriers: An International Perspective

Proposed national and international goals for the future reduction of greenhouse gas emissions would require significant changes in energy system technologies and societal choices. There are technical gaps and implementation barriers associated with achieving this reduction. An effective response will require international collaboration. The panel will speak to international perspectives on the gaps and barriers and the role of engineering professional societies.

Moderators:

  • Dale Keairns, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Richard Darton, University of Oxford

Speakers:

  • John MacArthur, Vice President CO2 Policy, Shell
  • Kamel Bennaceur, Vice President, Schlumberger
  • Robert Shannon, Technology & Innovation, Siemens Energy

Caribbean IV Ballroom

Climate Change Effects on Engineering Design Environments

Session Chairpersons: Dick Wright, US National Institute of Standards & Technology (Retired); Michael Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Engineering design environments represent the conditions under which the engineered system is expected to be safe and functional during its intended service life. Traditionally, these environments have been based on historical records of environments (temperature, wind velocity, flood elevations, etc.) at the site, but climate change implies that future environments will have statistics different from those of the past. The session presents approaches to defining design environment for safety and functionality in the future.

1530

Speaker

Climate Change Vulnerabilities of US Infrastructures and Built Environments • T.J. Wilbanks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1600

153149

Engineering for Climate Change Adaptation at the US Army Corps of Engineers: Policy, Plans, and Projects • J.C. Dalton, S.R. DeLoach, J.R. Arnold, K.D. White, US Army Corps of Engineers

1630

153151

Uncertainty Analysis and Risk Quantification for Adaption to Sea Level Rise • B.M. Ayyub, University of Maryland

Caribbean III Ballroom

CCS Case Studies

Session Chairpersons: Arnold Feldman, JJDS Environmental; Kirk Ellison, Southern Company Generation

Ongoing CCS projects offer the opportunity to present the successes and ongoing challenges for multifaceted demonstration efforts. Authors present CCS case studies, highlighting lessons learned during the deployment of these complex efforts.

1530

151230

The SECARB Anthropogenic Test: The First US Integrated CO2 Capture, Transportation, and Storage Test • G.J. Koperna, V.A. Kuuskraa, D.E. Riestenberg, Advanced Resources International; R. Rhudy, R.C. Trautz, Electric Power Research Institute; G. Hill, Southern States Energy Board; R.A. Esposito, Southern Company

1600

151716

The Longannet to Goldeneye Project: Challenges in Developing an End-to-End CCS Scheme • P.J. Garnham, O.D. Tucker, Shell Projects & Technology

1630

150308

Lessons Learned From Practical Application of Geochemical Monitoring Methodology to CO2 Storage Site: Specific Case of Claye-Souilly Project, Paris Basin, France • P. de Donato, J. Pironon, O. Barres, J. Sausse, Universite de Lorraine; N. Quisel, S. Thomas, Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation; Z. Pokryszka, Ineris; A. Laurent, Solexperts

1700 to 1800

Grand Sierra D Ballroom

Welcome Reception

Attend the welcome reception to network and meet the eight sponsoring societies’ leadership.

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