The Hoover Institution hosted "MIT-Stanford Energy Game Changers Symposium" on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 8:45am - 1:00pm EST.

Recent progress in energy technology research and development in the United States has been substantial-the past decade has seen dramatic reductions in the costs of emerging technologies alongside similar improvements in energy security and environmental performance. This golden age of domestic energy innovation has benefited Americans in areas throughout the economy. Today, US energy researchers in many sectors are envisioning ways in which continued R&D progress might enable revolutionary new options for domestic energy generation and use.

On September 18, former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz alongside scientists and engineers from two leading American research universities and DOE national labs as they explore the potential for energy "game changers": inexpensive and abundant clean electricity production, affordable grid energy storage at scale, secure electrochemical fuel manufacturing, less carbon -intensive fossil energy through carbon capture, and more.


8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
The Value and Importance of Fundamental Research in Energy
- George P Shultz, the Hoover Institution
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Clean, Affordable, Reliable, Resilient Electrical Systems of the Future
Moderator: Francis O'Sullivan, MIT
 Solar Energy:
Can we recapture solar manufacturing by further lowering cost?
Electrochemical Storage:
Can we enable multi-day grid storage?
- William Cheuh, Stanford
Grid Cyber Security
- Virginia Wright, INL
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10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Powering US Industry for the Future
Moderator: Jeremy Carl, Hoover Institution
Carbon Capture and Use:
- Sally Benson, Stanford 
Electrochemical Manufacturing

Fuels for Industry:Can we economically produce hydrogen from water?
Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford
 High-efficiency Manufacturing through 3-D Printing
- Craig Blue, ORNL
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Observations on the US Energy Innovation System
Thomas Stephenson, the Hoover Institution
- Chris Fall, Principal Deputy Director, ARPA-E 
- Robert Stoner, MIT Energy Initiative


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