The Cities Change Climate Conference at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton March 5-7th is now over.
To view our presentation and displays featured at our exhibit see below.
Alberta CleanTech Enterprise
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Alberta is defined by its pioneering spirit where innovative entrepreneurs created things that had not existed before. This presentation will focus on our next generation of innovators who are creating the new Alberta by building on our foundations to create an economy based on the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Klaas Rodenburg is the volunteer President of the Alberta Council of Technologies Society and a member of the City of Edmonton Energy Transition Advisory Committee. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Industrial Design (1984) and a Master of Arts in Communication and Technology (2009) both from the University of Alberta. Klaas has been a Certified Technician (C.Tech.) for more than 30-years and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) since 2002.
Oil Wells as A Source of Electricity.
John Redfern from EAVOR Technologies will offer a case study on how existing oil wells can be repurposed for creating renewable baseload electricity using the horizontal drilling technology developed in Alberta. When fully built out it will provide 20% of Canada’s Paris Commitment. This technology is has applications around the World. John Renfern – EAVOR Technologies
John Redfern is a serial entrepreneur with a broad management background. After an international career straddling oil companies (Director – Hess, London) and oil service companies (President – IHS Energy, Denver / President – Accumap, Calgary), John ran his own startups and consulting businesses out of China for over a decade. In these roles, John has become an expert investor, adviser and company broker in the data analytics, oil service and energy tech verticals. Specialties include team building, commercial strategy, negotiations, alliancing, M&A and private equity for start-ups, turnaround situations and industries undergoing rapid change. John holds Engineering Physics (Queen’s), Law (McGill) and Business degrees (INSEAD).
Graphene Coatings and Solutions.
Donna Mandau and Leah Coumont from Graphene Leaders Canada will tell the story of how the emerging technology of Graphene will impact our future and how their G+ graphene platform of products can be used for a wide range of applications across all industries. Their current technology focus is aimed to reduce corrosion and wear through coatings and environmental solutions for water filtration that will make safe potable water available around the world.Donna Mandau & Lean Coumont – Graphene Leaders Canada
Donna Mandau is the Founder, President and CEO of Graphene Leaders Canada, an internationally recognized graphene development and application solutions company. Donna has more than 25 years of corporate business experience in executive management, senior leadership, finance, operations, and business development for private and public companies. Donna holds a B.A. from University of Alberta and is currently completing her MBA in Executive Business Management. Graphene Leaders Canada was founded in 2013 and Donna brings strategic direction and vision to the organization and offers business management, governance and investor relations expertise.
Leah Coumont is the Director, Research & Development of Graphene Leaders Canada and holds a PhD in Chemistry for her work preparing functional organic polymers and oligomers, and selfassembled carbon materials. She has over 10+ years of experience in working with organic materials, including organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, materials characterization, and device preparation. Leah joined GLC in 2015 to develop materials for water treatment using graphene and graphene oxide, and is currently the Director of Research and Development,
overseeing all projects at GLC.
Allan Offenberger – Alberta/Canada Fusion Energy Alliance
Allan Offenberger is Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. He received his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees (1962, 1963) from the University of British Columbia and Ph.D. degree (1968) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research program for more than 40 years was focused on the development of high power lasers and their application to inertial fusion energy research. He has published extensively and given many invited talks at international conferences, universities, government and industrial laboratories as well as to service and other non-governmental organizations in Asia, Europe and North America.Fusion – The Energy of the Future. Professor Allan Offenberger, President of the Alberta/Canada Fusion Technology Alliance will talk about how Fusion is poised to be the energy of the future as it emerges from laboratory development to system implementation; highlighting Alberta planning to develop key enabling technologies and participate in building an international demonstration plant.
He is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Physicists and has served on many scientific advisory & research grant committees and boards, as a consultant to university, government & industrial institutions and, as a reviewer for research proposals, publications, university appointments & promotions.
Allan has been a guest professor and consultant at, among others: UK Atomic Energy Agency-Culham Laboratory; University of California-Los Alamos National Laboratory; Oxford University-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; University of California-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and; Osaka University-Institute of Laser Engineering (major labs for fusion energy R&D).
Allan is President of the Alberta/Canada Fusion Technology Alliance – a non-profit society formed to promote development of fusion technologies.
Featuring Alberta-developed clean technology products or services with global applications. This event aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate. FOR MORE
The showcase will deliver more than 20 live sessions, 70 presenters and 20 hours of programming to an audience that draws influencers in climate change from around the world to Edmonton, Alberta. FOR MORE
The Alberta Council of Technologies (ABCtech) has partnered with Lightsculpture Design to tell your story effectively. The partners are developing a multimedia display showcasing Alberta solutions to global climate change challenges.
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