MRIGlobal Expert Addresses Renewable Energy Efficiencies at Midwest Energy Policy Conference
Dr. Stan Bull’s Plenary Session Will Discuss Renewable Energy Opportunities for Industry, Agriculture
(Kansas City, MO) November 30, 2011 – MRIGlobal announced today that Stanley R. Bull, Ph.D., Director of Energy Science and Technology, will host the plenary session at the 5th Annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference on December 1, in St. Louis, Mo.
Titled “Renewable Energy in the Midwest: A Path Forward,” the session is co-hosted by James R. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E. The two will discuss renewable energy opportunities for industry, agriculture, and commercial and residential buildings.
MRIGlobal, a recognized leader in renewable energy, has managed the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since its inception in 1977. NREL is the leading laboratory in developing and deploying renewable technologies with international impact. Bull is also Director Emeritus of NREL.
Additionally, MRIGlobal operates SolarTAC, the Solar Technology Acceleration Center, one of the world’s largest solar test and evaluation centers. At MRIGlobal’s Center for Integrated Algal Research, scientists identify and optimize algal species for carbon management and biofuel production.
Bull has more than 35 years of experience in energy and related applications, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, bioenergy, wind, photovoltaics, hybrid vehicles, hydrogen, geothermal, and basic energy research. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Earlier this year, Bull was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, Bull was appointed to the Energy Solutions Industry Council, an initiative launched by Governor Jay Nixon to maximize economic growth opportunities.
The Annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference gathers energy experts to discuss energy priorities, opportunities and roadblocks, legislative and regulatory actions, national security, and jobs, new energy projects and job creation. The conference runs November 30 through December 2 at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
The organization is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRIGlobal established and manages SolarTAC and supports the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the DOE to develop technologies for clean coal, carbon management, energy efficiency and techno/economic analysis of energy systems.
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