Monday, January 2, 2012

TACNY Sweet Lecture "Biomass Applications for Energy and the Environment"

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:30pm
Whitney Applied Technology Center Room 101 at Onondaga Community College

Chris Campbell, renewables manager at O’Brien & Gere and a consultant to private equity firms for the evaluation of new, innovative biotech/renewable technologies and companies, will present Biomass Applications for Energy and the Environment, a talk about the use and economic viability of renewable biomass in different applications, as part of the the Technology Alliance of Central New York’s 2011-2012 Sweet Lecture Series.

People interested in learning more about biomass applications are invited to attend the free Sweet Lecture presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College campus. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., the speaker is introduced at 6 p.m., the presentation is slated to run from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the event ends at 8 p.m. following questions from the audience. Admission is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing by Jan. 3.

Campbell’s current responsibilities at O’Brien & Gere include conceptual engineering design/build and management of innovative renewable solutions to industrial/federal clients in the renewable/biotech areas. He is also the lead consultant to private equity firms for the evaluation of new innovative biotech/renewable technologies and identification of biomass startup companies with economic value.

In his lecture, Campbell will discuss use of woody biomass for energy generation or as a liquid fuel source as well as other biomass that is a non-compete with food sources. He will also discuss the challenges of using algae as biofuel or as an atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbent for greenhouse gases, using specific project examples in these areas.

Technology Alliance of Central New York
Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the Technology Alliance of Central New York enhances and
facilitates the development, growth and advancement of education, awareness, and historical appreciation of technology within the Central New York community. Through its programs and support efforts, TACNY seeks be the key link among technical societies in the region and produces programs that serve members, as well as educational groups and institutions with similar missions. For more information about TACNY, visit

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