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Silicon Valley Engineering Council Open House 2018

Silicon Valley Engineering Council

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM (PST)

Silicon Valley Engineering Council Open House 2018

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Attendee 21h 30m Free $0.00
Student volunteer 21h 30m Free $0.00
Vendor Table for educational related nonprofit org 21h 30m Free $0.00
Commercial Vendor Table (includes vendor table at banquet too)
includes vendor table at Open House AND ALSO vendor table plus one dinner ticket at February Engineers Week Banquet
21h 30m $290.00 $8.24

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The SVEC wants to welcome you to our complimentary Annual Open House event! Please pass this invitation along to others you think may be interested. 

Join us for a complimentary light buffet and an evening of exciting information and engineering camaraderie. Colleagues and spouses are invited to enjoy the festivities.

  • Welcome Reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Presentations: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Agenda:

  • Welcoming Remarks
  •  Keynote Talk “Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy”
    by Dr. G. K. Surya Prakash
    George A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry at USC
  • Acknowledgement of Sponsors
  • SVEC Discover “E” Outreach
  • Call for Applications for 2019 Scholarships
  • 2019 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees Announcement
  • Invite to SVEC Engineers Week Banquet, February 2019

“Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy”

Methanol, a liquid at ambient temperature, is preferable to low volumetric energy density hydrogen gas for energy storage and transportation. It is also an excellent drop in fuel for internal combustion (gasoline) and auto-ignition (diesel) engines.  It is an excellent fuel for direct oxidation fuel cells. Dimethyl ether (DME) derived from methanol is a high cetane diesel substitute and also could replace liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Methanol is a convenient feedstock to produce ethylene and propylene that can be converted to synthetic petrochemical products. Chemical recycling of excess carbon dioxide formed from human activities, natural and industrial sources, or even from the air can be converted to methanol via capture followed by reductive conversion with hydrogen. Any available energy source (preferably alternative energies such as solar, wind, geothermal, atomic, etc.) can provide the needed energy for generating hydrogen. Direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 is also possible. Methanol, presently produced from fossil fuel based syngas (mixture of CO and H2), can also be made by direct oxidative conversion of natural gas or other methane sources. Even coal and biomass can be converted to methanol through syngas. The Methanol Economy concept that was jointly developed with the late Nobel Laureate colleague, George A. Olah is expected to solve the energy and material problems of the world in the long run and at the same time address the issue of global warming due to increased CO2 emissions by excessive fossil fuel use by efficient “Carbon Neutral Energy Cycles.”

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SEMI
673 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM (PST)


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Silicon Valley Engineering Council

The Alliance for Engineering Leaders in Silicon Valley, SVEC is dedicated, through a network of volunteers and local engineering societies, to meeting the needs of the engineers of today and of tomorrow. Member organizations include: AIChE, ASCE, ASME, ASMI, AUVSI, EAASV, ITU, IEEE-CPMT, IEEE-CS, IEEE-SSC, INCOSE, SAE, SAMPE, SBAY, SCVSEFA, SME, STC, SWE

 

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