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Washington business leaders collectively “imagine” clean technology

Congressman Doc Hastings to kick off TechMagination workshop in Tri-Cities

August 23, 2007 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Representatives from industry, government and academia in Washington state will gather for the first time on the eastern side of the mountains to develop ideas for clean technologies in the Pacific Northwest. Clean technologies could be developed for industrial processing, cleanup and reuse of wastes that are generated during production. The result could be a “greener” region.

TechMagination: A Day for Developing a Clean Technology Agenda” will be hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Highlights of the day’s events include:

~ Opening remarks by Congressman Doc Hastings;
~ Keynote speaker John Plaza, president and founder of Imperium Renewables; and
~ Luncheon speaker Andrew Mangan, co-founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development

There will also be a panel discussion and breakout sessions.

Local and regional reporters are invited to attend.

What: TechMagination

Where: Shilo Inn, Richland, Wash.

When: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 28

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Agenda

8:15 a.m. - Opening remarks

8:45 a.m. - Key note speaker

10:00 a.m. - Panel discussion with representatives from Northwest companies such as Weyerhaeuser, Fruit Smart, Gen-X Energy and Integrated Environmental Technologies

11:45 a.m. - Luncheon address

12:45 p.m. - Breakout sessions

4:00 p.m. - End of workshop

Tags: Energy

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