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.
Geoffrey Holmes, M.Sc.
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.
Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering
Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.
Director of Professional Practice, Standards & Development, APEGBC
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
- 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.
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