April 04, 2016

Media Advisory – Inaugural Energy Day

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the first Energy Day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this week. 

The event, set for Wednesday, April 6, at the Student Center, will feature two nationally known speakers, as well as panel discussions and a research exposition. It is organized by the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center at SIU. 

Peter B. Littlewood, director of Argonne National Laboratory, will kick off the day at 10 as the morning keynote speaker. Christopher Smith, who serves as assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U. S. Department of Energy, will give the afternoon keynote at 1. 

Organizers also plan a panel discussion on utilizing carbon dioxide for the market and for research. The discussion, which begins at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Auditorium, includes Tomasz Wiltowski, ACERC director; Kevin O’Brien, director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center; and John Caupert, director of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. 

The research exposition will feature posters and presentations by SIU faculty and students.