2013 Conference Presentations – shared with permission

Pitch Session 1 – Bio and Catalytic Conversion
Panel moderator: Fonda Holehouse, Associate Professor, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Design, Director of WV Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge

  • Biomass Unit Ops, LLC (Indianapolis, IN), Peter Schubert
  • BioAdhesive Alliance (Greensboro, NC), Daniel Oldham
  • Biostar Energy Group (Somerset, OH), Aaron Fuleki
  • MP Bio-Mass (Palos Park, IL), Jay Wesley
  • *Visible Light Photoreduction of CO2 (NETL Pittsburgh), Chris Matranga – presented by Michele Migliuolo

Pitch Session 2 – West Virginia Based Companies and Projects
Panel moderator: Jon Hammock, President & CEO, KeyLogic

  • Vandalia Technologies, LLC (Princeton, WV), Bruce Mutter
  • Aspinity, Inc. (Morgantown, WV), Brandon Rumberg
  • Plasma Igniter, LLC (Bruceton Mills, WV), Tom Mahoney
  • *Laser Spark Plug Ignition Systems (NETL Morgantown), Dustin McIntyre
  • *Transpiration Purging Access Probe (NETL Morgantown), John VanOsdol

Pitch Session 3 – Environmental Sensors, Control, and Monitoring
Panel moderator: Lindsay Emery, Business Development Manager, WVU Office of Research & Economic Development

Pitch Session 4 – Renewable Energy
Panel moderator: Kevin DiGregorio, Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone

Conference Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Rohlfing, Acting Deputy Director for Technology, U.S. DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Pitch Session 5 – Natural/Shale Gas
Panel moderator: Pradeep Fulay, Dean of Research, WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

  • Terves, Inc (Euclid, OH), Gerald Willnecker
  • Pyrochem Catalyst Company (New Brighton, PA), Jeffery Harrison
  • REV LNG (Ulysses, PA), David Kailbourne
  • OPTIMUM Pumping Technology (Pittsburgh, PA), Glen Chatfield
  • *Fiber Supported Ionic Liquid Sorbents (NETL Pittsburgh), David Luebke – presented by Michele Migliuolo

Plenary Panel SessionStrategic Partnerships for Start-Up companies
Panel Moderator: Carl Bauer, former director, U.S. DOE NETL

  • Steve Winberg, VP for R&D, CONSOL Energy
  • Dante Bonaquist, Senior Corporate Fellow, R&D, Praxair, Inc.
  • Michael Makowski, PhD, Innovation and Technology Manager, Corporate Science & Technology, PPG
  • John Thames, Director of Engineering for International Operations for Power, Fluor
  • Kevin Donovan, Program Manager, Energy and Construction Research and Engineering Services, URS