Energy Committee

Technical Programming

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].

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy: Organized by Shijie Wang; Michael Free; Shafiq Alam; Mingming Zhang; Patrick Taylor

This symposium is to honor Professor Ramana Reddy. Symposium on Energy, Environment and Materials Process Engineering will provide a forum where industrial, research institutes and university professionals, can interact and exchange with other stakeholders to facilitate the advancement of materials processes and engineering. The impact of Reddy's work and achievements is in the introduction and application of process engineering principles to the quantitative description of materials processing reactions, and industrial operations. Reddy-Blander model by which the impurities capacities of oxide melts can be predicted a priori with the fundamental structure and thermodynamic properties data of melts. He has formulated quantitative methodologies based on first principles of thermodynamics, phase equilibria and kinetics to: design of slags and fluxes for production and purification of metals and alloys; development of novel ionic liquid electrolytes for materials processing; design materials for Fuel Cells and Capacitors; use of thermodynamic approaches to predict thermos-physical properties of materials for industrial applications; nuclear energy waste separation and remediation; and thermal energy storage. Abstracts must be submitted through Program Master Papers are needed from professionals in the following areas: • Thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions; • Electrochemical processing of materials, • Plasma processing of materials, • Composite materials and hetrostructures ionic liquids, • Fuel cells and Capacitors, • Thermal energy storage, • Design of slags and fluxes for production and purification of metals and alloys, • Energy efficient and environmental cleaner technologies, • Process modeling

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Computational Approaches to Materials for Energy Applications: Organized by Laurent Chaput

During the last few years theoretical approaches to materials for energy applications, like solar energy conversion, thermoelectricity, ect, have become more quantitatives. For example, they allow to guide experiments through a very detailed understanding of the underlying mechanisms, or even through the screening of a large number of compounds to find new materials with specific properties. The purpose of this symposium is to highlight the recent computational advances which would find applications in the search of new materials and devices for energy applications. Therefore the topics for this year will include, but are limited too : transport theory, many body perturbations theory for electrons and phonons, multiscale modeling and datamining.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Deriving Value from Challenging Waste Materials: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by John Howarter; Elsa Olivetti; Mingming Zhang; Randolph Kirchain; Henry Colorado

For many products, there is a significant mismatch between the technical needs for responsible treatment of secondary and byproduct materials and the ability to achieve economically feasible operations. These feedstocks are generally low value and can be quite complex due to the significant variation in properties leading to potential mismatch among complexity, regulations and available resources. This symposium will provide a forum for papers exploring the valorization of secondary and byproduct feedstocks including for batteries, electronics, and other complex secondary materials. Those papers providing perspective on both the technical as well as policy-based challenges are encouraged to submit.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Energy Technologies: Organized by Lei Zhang; Jaroslaw Drelich; Neale Neelameggham; Donna Guillen; Nawshad Haque; Jingxi Zhu ; Ziqi Sun; Tao Wang; John Howarter; Fiseha Tesfaye

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, which also impacts the economics of the process. The symposium is open to participants from both industry and academia and will focus on energy efficient technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, recycling and waste heat recovery. 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 for Metals and Materials Production • Waste Heat Recovery and Other Industrial Energy Efficient Technologies • New Concepts or Devices for Energy Generation, Conversion, and Distribution • 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 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 Modeling for Sustainable Metallurgical Processes

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Solar Cell Silicon: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Neale Neelameggham

There is an expanding interest in silicon for solar energy and electronics. The past decade has seen an unsurpassed growth in the solar industry and despite the recession, growth has continued and costs have been cut dramatically along the production value chain. The most important feedstock for crystalline solar cells is high purity silicon. For the industry to mature and grow into green production, improvements in Si production, refining and crystallization processes, emission control and recycling needs to be carried out. Abstracts are being solicited for the following topics: Silicon feedstock production (reduction of silica and silica ores, advances in furnace design and process intensification, novel techniques of silicon production, thermodynamic and kinetic modelling). Silicon refining and behavior of impurities (all types of metallurgical upgrading approaches: solvent refining, slag refining, electrolysis/FCC Cambridge process, gas blowing/oxidation refining, plasma refining, vacuum refining, solidification techniques, optimization of the Siemens-like routes) Advanced silicon separation and all types of wafering techniques, thin flexible silicon films, interaction of materials with silicon during the processes and novelties in ingot growth) Recycling of silicon, solar cells and electronic components Characterization of silicon materials for solar cells

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management: Organized by Li Li; Donna Guillen; Neale Neelameggham; Lei Zhang; Jingxi Zhu; Nawshad Haque; Dirk Verhulst; Soumendra Basu; Tao Wang; Xuan Liu

This symposium addresses the issues, complexities and challenges relating to mass and energy flow in the chemical and process engineering industry and impacts to the environment. Topics on CO2 sequestration and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from process engineering and materials for clean energy are invited. Papers addressing sustainable technologies in extractive metallurgy, materials processing and manufacturing industries with reduced energy consumption and CO2 emission are also solicited, as well as industrial energy efficient technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, recycling and waste heat recovery. The symposium is open to contributions from research and development in non-traditional/non-nuclear energy generation, namely thermoelectric (e.g., phase change materials, etc.), solar, geothermal and wind. The symposium is also inviting papers on novel mineral beneficiation, processing, and extraction techniques leading to waste minimization of critical rare-earth materials utilized in energy systems (e.g., magnets, display and lighting devices). Topics will include (but are not limited) to the following areas: • CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Reduction Metallurgy in ferrous (iron & steel making and forming), non-ferrous and reactive metals including Critical Rare-earth Metals • Renewable Energy Resources for Metals and Materials Production • Photo-electrochemical Reduction of CO2, Photo-electrolysis fundamentals • Thermo-electric/Electrolysis/Photo-electrolysis/Fundamentals of PV • Fundamentals of Concentrated Solar Power Generation • Waste Heat Recovery and Other Industrial Energy Efficient Technologies • Energy Education and Energy Regulation • Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment • Carbon Sequestration Techniques • Energy Process Fundamentals and Modeling

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Materials in Clean Power Systems IX: Durability of Materials: Organized by Sebastien Dryepondt; Peter Hosemann; Kinga Unocic; Paul Jablonski; Joseph Licavoli; Donna Guillen

Growing energy demand and increasing concerns regarding energy security and pollution emission have sparked worldwide research and development for clean and renewable power technologies. Such technologies include but are not limited to clean coal technologies, carbon capture, concentrated solar power, biomass fuels & hydrogen-based power systems. New specific high-temperature operating conditions are expected for each of these processes and the durability of candidate materials and coatings need to be assessed in order to meet targeted component lifetimes. This symposium will focus on both the scientific and technological aspects of material degradation in clean power generation technologies, including: new material and coating development, mechanical properties characterization, corrosion resistance in complex environments, and component lifetime prediction. The goal is to provide a forum for scientists and engineers from academia, national laboratories, and industry to present the latest developments and insight on the performance of materials being considered or used in clean power systems. Proposed session topics • Novel materials and materials degradation in clean coal and biomass power generation, hydrogen production from varied sources, and hydrogen-based IC and turbine systems. • Materials for high-temperature heat transport systems with novel heat transport media, including, but not limited to, liquid metal, salt, and supercritical CO2. • Degradation modeling and lifetime prediction of materials used in clean and renewable power systems.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Energy-Efficient Light Metal (Al, Mg, and Ti) Extraction Technologies and Processes: Organized by James Klausner; Adam Powell; Peter McGrail; Aldo Steinfeld

In 2013, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) launched an initiative, the METALS Program, to reduce energy, emissions, and cost for primary production of light metals. The projects that comprise the METALS (Modern Electro/Thermochemical Advances in Light Metal Systems) Program are focused on innovative approaches to extract aluminum, magnesium, or titanium directly from ore precursors. The objectives of the METALS program are to enable these transformative production routes by meeting programmatic goals on energy, emissions, and cost. Developing advanced extraction technologies for the efficient and economical production of light metals will further enable widespread use of light metals in ground vehicles and aircraft, substantially reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from the transportation sector. This symposium invites any submissions that align with the goals to substantially reduce energy, cost, and emissions associated with light metal extraction from ores.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management Symposium 2015: Organized by Animesh Jha; Brajendra Mishra; Eric Peterson; Cong Wang; Neale Neelameggham; Donna Guillen; Li Li

This symposium intends to address the issues, intricacies and challenges relating to mass and energy flow in chemical and process engineering industry, and their impact on environment. The symposium is also inviting papers on novel mineral beneficiation, processing, and extraction techniques leading to waste minimization in Critical Rare-earth Materials utilized in Energy Systems (e.g. magnets, display and lighting devices). The proposed symposium aims to provide opportunity for a discussion platform on Critical Rare-earth Materials and its global importance by inviting key players in this sector. Topics on CO2 sequestration and reduction in greenhouse gas emission from process engineering are invited. It will also emphasize the need for sustainable technologies in extractive metallurgy, materials processing and manufacturing industries with reduced energy consumption and CO2 emission. Industrial energy efficient technologies include innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, recycling and waste heat recovery. The symposium is also open to contributions from research and developments non-traditional/non-nuclear energy generation, namely thermoelectric (phase change etc) and solar PV, and wind. Topics will include (but are not limited) to the following areas: • CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Reduction Metallurgy in ferrous (iron & steel making and forming), non-ferrous and reactive metals including Critical Rare-earth Metals • Renewable Energy Resources for Metals and Materials Production • Photo-electrochemical Reduction of CO2, Photo-electrolysis fundamentals • Thermo-electric/Electrolysis/Photo-electrolysis/Fundamentals of PV • Fundamentals of Concentrated Solar Power Generation • Waste Heat Recovery and Other Industrial Energy Efficient Technologies • Energy Education and Energy Regulation • Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment • Carbon Sequestration Techniques • Energy Process Fundamentals