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Other Related Sustainability Events

Below is a list of upcoming events related to sustainability. ISTC is not a sponsor or participant in these events and is providing this information as a service to those who may be interested in these activities. For ISTC events, view our calendar.

Energy Efficiency in Industry - Food & Beverage Processing

May 9, 2017 , Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
Type: Conference


Learn how F&B processing facilities and system integrators can reduce operational costs and maximize sustainability significantly.

Keynote speaker Andy Lempera, Supply Chain Sustainability Director, from PepsiCo will share his ideas, experience and best practice examples on how energy efficiency creates value.

The conference is part of the delegation of German energy efficiency companies visiting the Chicago region from May 8-12. Our delegates are leading innovators in waste heat recovery, water quality, F&B process optimization & consulting, air compressor management, beverage filling, as well as cold chain monitoring solutions.

Contact Information:
Contact: Svenja Schroeder
Phone: (312) 561-9797

WaterWednesday Showcase

May 10, 2017 , Time: noon-1 pm CDT
Type: Event

Join us to hear a case study from an ENERGY STAR partner who has had success in reducing water use. The speaker will share their journey of benchmarking water use and roadblocks they overcame along their journey to conserve water. Find out how to implement best practices for water management in your sustainability plan to save both water and energy.

Contact Information:

Untrouble the Waters: Leading the Future in the Great Lakes

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017
University of Illinois - Chicago
Type: Conference


A $50,000 grant from the McDougal Family Foundation will enable the Freshwater Lab to host a Great Lakes mayoral summit in 2017, entitled "Untrouble the Waters: Leading the Future in the Great Lakes."

Contact Information:

Illinois Biochar Group Summer Meeting

June 2, 2017 , Time: 11:30am-3:30pm
National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research - 1815 N. University Ave. Peoria, IL 61604
Type: Event


The Illinois Biochar Group (IBG) will hold its next meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the USDA's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. The meeting is an opportunity to learn about current biochar research, exchange information, and network with other biochar researchers in order to foster collaboration and promote biochar and its usage. As always, there is no monetary fee to attend this meeting.

We will begin with a lunch and networking session from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. This is not mandatory if extra travel time is needed to get to Peoria. An optional tour of NCAUR will be available at 12:30 and then several presentations will be given starting at about 1:15. Depending on the number of presentations, talks should conclude around 3:00-3:30 pm, and you are welcome to stay and continue networking afterwards if so inclined.

Details of the agenda will be available in May. If you are interested in presenting a short 10-15 minute talk about your biochar work, please contact Steve Peterson ( or 309-681-6325) by May 19th.

Contact Information:
Contact: Steve Peterson
E-Mail: Steve.Peterson@ARS.USDA.GOV

Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017: Global CCUS Innovation Nexus

July 17, 2017 - July 20, 2017
Hilton Americas - Houston, TX
Type: Conference


The Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017 (CMTC 2017) will present insights and lessons learned on the requirements for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) deployment and the technologies proposed for a modern energy infrastructure that maintains fuel diversity for sustainable growth while addressing climate change. This international conference is unique in its focus on current industry CCUS options being demonstrated at large-scale while providing insights into the next generation of innovation by leading researchers around the world.

The technology nexus of industry and researchers with a common goal of meeting 2050 forecasts requiring global CCUS deployment to achieve 2DS makes this a must attend conference. We look forward to seeing you in Houston.

Visit the conference website for more information.

Contact Information:

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

One Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

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