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GCEP Research Symposium 2009
New Research Directions in a Rapidly Evolving Global Energy Landscape

September 30 - October 2, 2009
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) held its fifth annual energy research symposium. The theme of the conference was "New Research Directions in a Rapidly Evolving Global Energy Landscape." Keynote speakers and leading researchers from Stanford and around the world discussed future directions and exciting opportunities that could lead to energy technologies with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The first day of the conference included keynote addresses and general sessions in which speakers discussed the need for innovative and transformative energy research in the current global environment. Technical leaders from GCEP and institutions from around the world also provided their perspectives on highlights and future directions for innovative energy research.

Technical sessions on the second and third days included presentations by GCEP investigators highlighting the results of their research and poster sessions in which all GCEP investigators and their graduate students and post-docs provided details of their work.

The symposium covered the following topics:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (Keynote Address/General Sessions)
Morning: Perspectives on the Need for Innovative and Transformative Energy Research in the Current Global Environment
Afternoon: Highlights and Future Directions for Innovative Energy Research
Thursday, October 1, 2009 (Technical/Poster Session)
Morning: Global Exergy Analysis
  Biofuels and Bioenergy Conversion
Afternoon: Carbon Capture and Storage
Friday, October 2, 2009 (Technical/Poster Session)
Morning: Renewable Energy Analysis
  Solar Energy
Afternoon: Advanced Energy Transformations and Storage



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