State, regional and national executives are gathering at Purdue University today for the Clean Energy Innovation Forum for the Midwest. The event will feature a keynote from U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr.
The two-day forum is invitation-only and will also feature presentations from Purdue President Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. Sessions will be held at Ross-Ade Stadium and Discovery Park and will focus on topics including regional partnerships, energy storage, bioeconomy/synthetic biology, wind and energy grid integration, as well as critical materials and sustainable manufacturing.
Daniels says "the story of humanity’s dramatic progress in the last two centuries is more than anything the story of innovation in energy, and no factor is more crucial to the future of rich and poor countries alike. It’s exciting for Purdue and Discovery Park Energy Center to host this event and to have the opportunity to play a role in continued national progress in energy research."
Discovery Park Chief Scientist and Executive Director Tomás Díaz de la Rubia says event panels will discuss current status, future opportunities, technology innovation as a driver for regional energy and economic development in the clean energy sector.