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December 2016

Dinner Presentation: Carbon Capture with Guest Consultation on Corporate Regulation

Organized by the Sea-to-Sky Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM (Please view the full description below for the entire schedule).
Location: Holiday Inn - 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Geoffrey Holmes, M.Sc.
Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering

Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.
Director of Professional Practice, Standards & Development, APEGBC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Members and Guests who register online: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

APEGBC Members and Guests who register at the door (space permitting): $55.00 + GST = $57.75

APEGBC EITs or GITs who register online or at the door: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

APEGBC Student Members who register online or at the door: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

Door registration available space permitting.
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
Note: In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by noon on December 8, 2016.
Please join us for a dinner presentation on the topic of "Carbon Capture" featuring a presentation by Geoffrey Holmes, M.Sc., Business Development Manager at Carbon Engineering.

Prior to Mr. Holmes' presentation, Peter Mitchell, P.Eng. on behalf of APEGBC will facilitate a brief discussion and presentation for the Sea-to-Sky Branch and invites association members and stakeholders alike to learn about the issues and considerations involved in APEGBC's evaluation of corporate practice and regulation, and to provide consultation into this issue that is important to us all.

Please see below for full details.

Carbon Capture 

Topics covered in the presentation will be as follows:

Renewable fuels from air: a scalable, practical, economic, and reliable alternative to fossil fuels, locally developed in Squamish.

“Air to fuels” technology: This technology involves capturing carbon dioxide directly from air and combining it with hydrogen split from water to form fuels such as gasoline or diesel. When powered by renewable electricity, these sustainable fuels are usable in conventional engines and infrastructure. 

Carbon Engineering’s air capture pilot facility project: The project located in Squamish, BC has attracted investors such as Bill Gates and Michael Hutchison based on its potential to help reduce emissions from transportation and to play a role in energy storage as intermittent wind, solar, tidal, and run of the river energy production increases. The air capture pilot facility is currently operational in Squamish and the full “air to fuels” pilot will be completed in 2017. More information >

Consultation on Corporate Regulation

APEGBC will be holding a special presentation and discussion regarding the topic of corporate practice and the potential regulation of organizations that practice engineering and geoscience. This is part of an ongoing consultation effort with members and stakeholders, and you are invited to learn about the issues and considerations involved in APEGBC’s evaluation of corporate practice and regulation, and to provide consultation into this important issue.

Council established an Advisory Task Force on Corporate Practice to guide the processes of exploration and evaluation, and member and stakeholder consultation. The Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the issue, consisting of: the history of corporate regulation, associated legislation, and an assessment of existing regulatory models in Canada and elsewhere. After considering all input, the Task Force will deliver a final recommendation to Council in spring 2017. At that point, Council will then consider whether or not to seek regulatory authority over corporate practice in BC.

The presentation serves as an opportunity to ask questions about the issues at hand, as evaluated in the Task Force’s Discussion Paper and companion webinar on corporate practice. For more information on this topic and consultation opportunities, please visit our corporate practice webpage.

Speakers

Geoffrey Holmes, M.Sc.
Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering

Geoff has worked on direct air capture of CO2 since 2008, both in an academic capacity and at Carbon Engineering. Geoff has led much of CE’s air contactor design work since 2010, has been involved with several generations of prototyping and testing, and has published on air contactor design and optimization in the UK Royal Society journal among others. Geoff now serves as CE’s Business Development Manager and handles the company's PR and communications efforts.
 

Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.
Director of Professional Practice, Standards & Development, APEGBC


Schedule

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Branch Business and Announcements
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Buffet  Christmas Dinner including Guest Consultation starting at 7:00 PM
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM: Keynote Presentation including Q & A
9:30 PM: Closing

Notes

  • If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please do not drink and drive.
  • Drop-in registrations at the door are available space permitting.
  • In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by December 12, 2016.
  • Spouses and guests are welcome!
  • Dress code: Casual.
  • Photograpy Disclaimer: APEGBC will take photographs at this event and may use those in APEGBC news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including the APEGBC website. By attending this event, you grant APEGBC the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes. Should you wish to avoid being photographed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.


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