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AAAS: PNNL addresses challenges in energy and security


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February 19, 2010 Share This!

  • At the 2010 AAAS meeting, PNNL's Mike Davis will explain how the U.S. and China can play a significant role in leading the world toward a cleaner future.

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SAN DIEGO — Combating climate change and terrorism are paramount to global stability.  The future of our energy supply, security and national safety are largely determined by what we do now to use transformational science and knowledge in new ways. Energy and counterterrorism experts from PNNL will discuss new approaches to tackling the dynamics of the energy and security challenges during two separate sessions at the annual meeting of AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Combating Global Emissions: The Urgent Need for a New Strategy in the Asia- Pacific Rim
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010;  8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Room 4 (San Diego Convention Center)
The U.S. and China will play a significant role in leading the world toward a cleaner future.  PNNL's Mike Davis, associate laboratory director for Energy and Environment and an expert in U.S.-China relations, will join a group of panelists from China, Canada and India to discuss current and future dynamics of emissions capture in the Asia-Pacific Rim.  In his talk Rethinking the Emissions Challenge for Transforming Our Energy System, Davis will propose a new approach to capturing emissions - one that can be done at cost comparable to current systems that don't capture carbon dioxide.  Organizer and moderator: Ellyn M. Murphy, PNNL; co-organizer: Yong Wang, PNNL.

Other speakers include:
XiaoChun Li, Institute for Rock and Soil Mechanics; Status and Potential of Carbon Capture and Storage in China

Malti Goel, Ministry of Science and Technology; A Framework for Carbon Dioxide Reduction for India's Energy Security

Dadi Zhou, Energy Research Institute; Emissions from a Systems Analysis and Energy Policy Perspective  

Stefan Bachu, Alberta Research Council; Science and Technology Gaps for Large-Scale Implementation of Carbon Dioxide Geological Storage

Real Numbers: Mathematical Technologies for Counterterrorism and Border Security
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Room 11B (San Diego Convention Center)
Since 2001, tremendous amounts of information have been gathered regarding terrorist cells and individuals potentially planning future attacks. There is a pressing need to develop new techniques to quantify these threats and the effectiveness of counterterrorism operations and strategies. Cliff Joslyn, scientist with PNNL's National Security Directorate, will review recent advances in applied lattice and order theory that are allowing the development of tools and technologies for intelligence agency analysts to better manage their sometimes overwhelming burdens. Organizer and moderator: Jonathan D. Farley, Johannes Kepler University Linz; co-organizers: Tony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology and Anice Anderson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Cliff Joslyn, PNNL; Lattice Theory for Knowledge Discovery in National Security Data

Meet the scientists!  Visit with PNNL scientists February 19-21 at exhibit booth 109. Click here for more information.


Tags: Energy, Environment, Fundamental Science, National Security, Emissions, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Climate Science, Border Protection

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