Energy Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2019 Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management Symposium: Organized by Tao Wang; Xiaobo Chen; Donna Guillen; Lei Zhang; Ziqi Sun; Cong Wang; Nawshad Haque; John Howarter; Neale Neelameggham

Since energy has been an issue in any branch of the industry, the symposium intends to address the needs for sustainable technologies with reduced energy consumption and pollutants and the development and application of alternative sustainable energy to maintain a green environment and energy supply. The symposium is open to participants from both industry and academia and will focus on energy efficient technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, and recycling and waste heat recovery, as well as emerging novel energy technologies. The sessions will also cover various technological aspects of sustainable energy ecosystems, processes that improve energy efficiency, reduce thermal emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Contributions from all areas of non-nuclear and non-traditional energy sources are welcomed. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Renewable Energy Resources to Reduce the Consumption of Traditional Fossil Fuels - Emerging Technologies for Renewable Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage - New Concepts or Devices for Energy Generation, Conversion, and Distribution - Waste Heat Recovery and Other Industrial Energy Efficient Technologies - Energy Education and Energy Regulation - Scale-up, Stability, and Life-Cycle Analysis of Energy Technologies and Improvement of Existing Energy-Intensive Processes - Theory and Simulation in Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage - Design, Operation, and Optimization of Processes for Energy Generation (e.g., Carbon Capture) and Conversion of Energy Carriers - Energy Efficiency Improvement in Process Engineering (e.g., for biomass conversion and improved combustion) and Electrical Engineering (e.g., for power conversion and developing smart grids) - Thermo-electric/Electrolysis/Photo-electrolysis/Fundamentals of PV - Emission Control, CO2 Capture and Conversion - Carbon Sequestration Techniques - CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Reduction Metallurgy in ferrous (iron & steel making and forming), non-ferrous and reactive metals including Critical Rare-earth Metals - Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems - Thermodynamics and Modelling for Sustainable Metallurgical Processes

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Mark Jolly; Donald Whipple; Cynthia Belt

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and efficient use of energy will play a key role. This joint session will explore the trends and drivers toward sustainability. Papers are encouraged with research or case studies in furnace efficiency including energy savings, increased production, and reduced melt loss.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Energy Technologies and CO2 Management Symposium: Organized by Ziqi Sun; Cong Wang; Donna Guillen; Tao Wang; Neale Neelameggham; John Howarter

Since energy has been an issue in any branch of the industry, the symposium intends to address the needs for sustainable technologies with reduced energy consumption and pollutants and the development and application of alternative sustainable energy to maintain a green environment and energy supply. The symposium is open to participants from both industry and academia and will focus on energy efficient technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, and recycling and waste heat recovery, as well as emerging novel energy technologies. The sessions will also cover various technological aspects of sustainable energy ecosystems, processes that improve energy efficiency, reduce thermal emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Contributions from all areas of non-nuclear and non-traditional energy sources are welcomed. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Renewable Energy Resources to Reduce the Consumption of Traditional Fossil Fuels - Emerging Technologies for Renewable Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage - New Concepts or Devices for Energy Generation, Conversion, and Distribution - Waste Heat Recovery and Other Industrial Energy Efficient Technologies - Energy Education and Energy Regulation - Scale-up, Stability, and Life-Cycle Analysis of Energy Technologies and Improvement of Existing Energy-Intensive Processes - Theory and Simulation in Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage - Design, Operation, and Optimization of Processes for Energy Generation (e.g., Carbon Capture) and Conversion of Energy Carriers - Energy Efficiency Improvement in Process Engineering (e.g., for biomass conversion and improved combustion) and Electrical Engineering (e.g., for power conversion and developing smart grids) - Thermo-electric/Electrolysis/Photo-electrolysis/Fundamentals of PV - Emission Control, CO2 Capture and Conversion - Carbon Sequestration Techniques - CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Reduction Metallurgy in ferrous (iron & steel making and forming), non-ferrous and reactive metals including Critical Rare-earth Metals - Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems - Thermodynamics and Modelling for Sustainable Metallurgical Processes

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Stored Renewable Energy in Coal: Organized by Neale Neelameggham; Sarma Pisupati; John Howarter; Huimin Lu

The symposium will cover fundamentals of storing energy in nature in the form of coal, - such as photosynthesis and decay of life utilizing underused energies for endothermic biotic reductionsand the recovery of such stored energies . Examples of underused energies are solar photonic energy, lunar energy, wave power, decay reactions in soil etc. Recovery of energy will include how to effectively recover the stored energy for food production, by intermediate compounds formation prior to becoming CO2 and H2O vapor and regeneration which sustain human population growth, as well as other energy conversions. The symposium will cover subjects other than the conventional combustion reaction- energy conversions into motive power, electric power. The symposium will also include discussions on abiotic reactions leading to the formation of alloys of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen linked by nitrogen and sulfur in naturally found coal. [Some examples of naturally found solid elements familiar to metallurgists are native copper, diamond, graphite, silver, gold and sulfur].