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National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies

By | 2/1/12

On May 16-17, 2011 in Washington, D.C., the Howard Baker Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory led the National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies: Entrepreneurship and Innovation through High-Performance Computing.

The National Summit mobilized the extraordinary talent and insights of energy technologists and computational experts with the knowledge and experience of industry executives and public officials. During the event, speakers and panelists discussed the practical pathways necessary to improve America’s pursuit of energy and environmental security; economic growth and competitiveness; and the creation of next generation, high-tech jobs.

The National Summit was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, the Council on Competitiveness, the American Energy Innovation Council, the National Venture Capital Association, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Science Coalition. More than 300 experts and practitioners from business, finance, industry, government, academia and the nation’s leading science and computing laboratories attended and contributed to the two-day event. The National Summit explored ways that the high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities of our national laboratories can help our nation meet this century’s energy challenges by expediting the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

The National Summit was organized with the goal of producing an actionable, national roadmap for advancing energy technologies through the application of HPC and modeling and simulation. The National Summit was the first step in this process. Knowledge and the application of HPC can provide an edge to American entrepreneurs and companies and hasten implementation of crucial new technologies by substantially reducing development time and cost. The United States is a world leader in HPC and advanced simulation applications, and the national laboratory system can provide expertise and capabilities at a level found few places in the world.

National Summit partners released the Report on a National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies in October 2011. In accordance with that report, this website serves as a one-stop-shop for what companies need to know in order to leverage the valuable HPC assets available here in the United States.

Senator John HoevenPanel on the Role of Private Financing in Commercializing Advanced Energy TechnologiesDr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia

To view the full summit photo gallery please click here. Download full report below.

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