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Carbon Reduction Strategies for Fossil-fuel Engines


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Michael Garvin
President of Renewable Energy Network for Aggregated and Intregrative Systems (RENAIS)
Advisor to the University of Iowa Executive MBA program

RENAIS LLC assists in identifying emerging "disruptive technologies" in the transportation and energy sectors. The company links research/development with investment and the stable equipment with market demand by setting production on a domestic and international platform. The company is currently involved in alternative fuel cars/trucks, thermal fuel cells and high efficiency alternative fuel generator sets.

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Carbon Reduction Strategies for Fossil-fuel Engines

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies that Are Driving the Effort to Stop Climate Change A thought-provoking two-hour presentation on leveraging the self- interestdriven decisions of governments and corporations around the globe. There is no evil plot directed by some criminal group to propel climate change. There are just millions upon millions of individual decisions that have occurred over the last 150 years. Each decision was made primarily from a view based in "self-interest". Adam Smith, the Father of Capitalism, believed that the collective wisdom of millions of self-interest based decisions would guide the economy and the society to higher levels of prosperity. For the most part, he was right. What he failed to take into consideration were ALL of the costs involved. Especially during the early years of the industrial revolution, the costs of environmental pollution were NEVER figured into the cost of personal or industrial processes. So now we find ourselves at the point of receiving a bill for those 150 years of carbon release that, frankly, we don't know if we can pay. But if our crisis was created by tens of millions of decisions to use carbon-emitting technologies for 150 years, we can now devote our future to making decisions to use technologies that do not release carbon pollution. There is a second industrial revolution occurring around the globe- from China to Canada- from Berlin to Bogota. This revolution involves governments and corporations working to find technologies that provide critical power and transportation services but that will not release carbon emissions. This presentation, given by Michael Garvin, discusses these technologies and how they are giving those concerned about climate change real hope and viable options that we can not only stop its impacts but reverse them in the near future. Mr. Garvin is considered an international specialist on paradigm shifts and will explain how the process of bringing these carbon-free technologies to market is being accelerated by free market financial incentives as well as personal and governmental concerns about climate change. This is a hopeful presentation for a dire situation given with humor and plenty of options.