The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a discussion on how emerging renewable hydrogen technologies can add value to the agriculture and biofuels industries at its annual Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable on Dec. 6, 2023
Hydrogen is expected to play a crucial role in ongoing efforts to decarbonize and transition to cleaner energy. The 2023 Renewable Energy Roundtable will focus on how green hydrogen production will support continued rural economic development based on biofuel and bio-based products.
Speakers from leading utilities, businesses, academic and federal research institutions, and state government will discuss the latest developments and opportunities across the landscape. Sessions will highlight how hydrogen can be used in fertilizers, electric power generation and biofuels across Minnesota and the U.S., the process of hydrogen-mediated carbon dioxide utilization, and how an emerging distributed renewable hydrogen infrastructure, relying on carbon-free power, can integrate into the existing biofuel and agriculture framework.
What: 2023 Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023; 9am-4pm
Where: Riverside Terrace; 195 River Ave S.; Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Who: Speakers include:
• MIKE JENSEN, XCEL ENERGY
• KAREN BAERT, AMMOBIA
• JENNIFER KING, NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
• PETE WYCKOFF, MN DEPT. OF COMMERCE
• INDER PAL SINGH, SBI ENERGY, INC.
• TOMOYUKI KOIDE, TSUBAME BHB CO.
• TODD TAYLOR, AVISEN LEGAL
• WILL NORTHROP, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
• MARK RITTER, GEVO INC.
• CECILIE ENGELL SORENSEN, BIOGAS CLEAN AMERICA
Register: https://auri.swoogo.com/MNRER23 (free to media + all virtual attendees)
The 2023 Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, Compeer Financial, Avisen Legal, and Great Plains Institute.
The daylong event is open to the public, with virtual and in-person attendance options available. Pre-registration is required. For the complete agenda and registration information, visit the event page. The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable is designed to catalyze discussion and innovation. This year’s topic centers on how producers and businesses in Minnesota and beyond can capitalize on advancements in hydrogen to the overall benefit of the region’s agriculture economy.
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the expansion of the agricultural economy by empowering expanded uses and markets of agriculturally derived products. It accomplishes this by using science and technology to help develop new uses for agricultural products. It collaborates globally, acts regionally, and is known as an economic catalyst. AURI helps Minnesota communities and businesses take advantage of innovative opportunities in four focus areas: biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance and a targeted network of collaborative entities to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts. To learn more visit auri.org.