The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and the EPA Office of Research and Development National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) will co-host a Water and Energy Nexus Technology Innovation Forum on October 5, 2011, in Dayton and October 6, 2011, in Cincinnati. The purpose of this forum is to provide information about innovative and state-of-the-art energy conserving and generating technology in the water field.
This forum will provide an opportunity for researchers and regional stakeholders to learn more about promising technologies for water reclamation to conserve or provide renewable energy. The agenda will be the same for both days of the forum. The first day will be held at the WBI Innovation and Collaboration Center in Dayton, Ohio; the second day will be held at EPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
For each day of the forum, the first half of the day will consist of non-proprietary presentations from private-sector companies, as well as presentations from WBI, EPA and other subject-matter experts. The second part of the day will include facilitated round-table discussions focused on how needs, resources and research inside EPA, WBI and other organizations can assist companies in further technology development and deployment. Additional discussions will focus on how WBI and the economic development organizations in attendance can assist the technologies represented with effective and efficient commercialization in order to meet government and private sector needs.
This is NOT a sales forum. Rather, the goal of the forum is to foster collaborative relationships that result in providing more, better and faster water/energy nexus solutions to commercial end-users while also opening markets, creating jobs, and increasing innovation opportunities for private sector companies.
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Located in Dayton, with its rich heritage of innovation and invention, WBI seeks to continue this heritage by stimulating unique and innovative energy technology solutions to provide National security and commercial needs. Working in partnership with its foundational stakeholder, the Air Force Research Laboratory, WBI operates as a neutral enabler and place for multidisciplinary joint (government, industry, and academia) teams to come together in intense collaborations focusing on complex problems or challenges.
As EPA’s premier laboratory for risk management research, NRMRL focuses on environmental problem-solving. Recognized as a national leader in scientific and engineering expertise and capability, NRMRL’s research portfolio directly supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, manage chemical risks, clean up hazardous waste sites and protect America's water. Environmental risk management seeks to determine what environmental risks exist and how to manage those risks in ways best suited for protecting human health and the environment. NRMRL’s mission is to advance scientific and engineering solutions to manage current and future environmental risk.