438622 Towards a Sustainable Energy Future: The Role of Science-Driven Modeling and Systems Analysis

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)
N.V.S.N. Murthy Konda, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Berkeley, CA

Climate change and energy security are two of the most defining challenges of our time and generations to come. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet and the future energy landscape needs to encompass a suit of ‘clean and green’ energy technologies such as: .
  • Bioenergy (including advanced biofuels and biochemicals)
  • Carbon capture and sequestration (technologies and infrastructure)
  • Hydrogen driven transportation (technologies and infrastructure)
  • Clean coal technologies (such as integrated gasification combined cycle)
  • Renewable energy sources (including solar and wind)
  • Energy systems of the future (e.g., urban & rural energy systems, zero-carbon homes)
  • Water and healthcare (technologies and infrastructure)

Together, all these technologies could potentially alleviate both the energy security and climate change concerns. My long-term research vision is to nurture these technologies and drive them from ‘concept’ to ‘commercialization’, using science-driven model-based design and optimization tools.

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