The Rutgers Energy Institute is engaged in four principal areas of activity: education of undergraduate and graduate students; pioneering research; outreach to the community to share information and engage the public; and policy advice to government, business, and civic leaders who require current knowledge about energy use, alternatives, and innovations to guide decision-making and public planning.
Each of these four areas is critical to the overall mission of the institute: to foster both fundamental and applied scientific research and policy research to develop sustainable energy production compatible with economic growth and environmental vitality.
Eleventh Annual REI Energy Symposium and IPCC Outreach
Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events - May 4th 2016
The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) are proud to facilitate conversation on energy and climate with a unique and outstanding program.
Morning Program: Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Symposium
The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country and globe.
Afternoon Program: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners
- Hoesung Lee, Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Title: The IPCC After Paris
- Robert Watson, Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
- Title: Tackling Climate Change: A Near-Term Actionable Mitigation Agenda
- Lidija Sekaric, Director of Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), DOE
- Title: The SunShot Initiative: Getting to Ubiquitous Solar
- Richard G. Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics; Director, Duke Energy Initiative, Duke University
- Title: Accelerating Energy Innovation for Climate Mitigation
For more information on the days program go to our event webpage by clicking here
Attendance for this event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.
Walk-ins the day of the event are not likely to be accommodated.
Sponsored by Rutgers Energy Institute and Rutgers Climate Institute
- Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
- Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) - 4:00 pm
- Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University
- Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, 60b and 64 without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. Rutgers Busch Campus Map.
- The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.
Rutgers Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference - April 27 - 28
A FOOD/WATER/ENERGY (FEW) NEXUS CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE and RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
April 27-28, 2016
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH - RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, COOK CAMPUS, NEW BRUNSWICK
Food waste is the largest portion of our waste stream, making up 21% of the material that is discarded. However, only 5% of the food waste generated is recycled. Converting source separated food waste into clean energy, fertilizer, and organic soil amendments can reduce odor and methane emissions from landfills and can help generate low carbon electricity to displace water intense fossil energy-based electricity. These technologies are available, and widely used, in other countries to turn this solid waste problem into environmentally and economically sustainable projects.
This conference will share lessons learned from successful food waste-to-energy projects and address the challenges in establishing this industry in New Jersey. Topics will include feedstock quality and availability, conversion technologies, siting options, regulations and policies and generated power and others end product sales. The goals of the conference will be to inform participants about current state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion (AD) technologies and to identify the steps needed to overcome the barriers to development of a food waste-to-energy industry in NJ.