Energy symposium will feature advancements

Day-long event takes place this Thursday at Lambton College Event Centre

Participants in Thursday's energy symposium will be offered a tour of the Lambton College Sustainable Smart House.

Lambton College’s Applied Research & Innovation Department says it is joining forces with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park and Bluewater Power at Thursday’s Sarnia-Lambton Energy Symposium 2016.

The daylong event, which will take place at the Lambton College Event Centre, will focus on new advancements in renewable energy, energy storage, micro-grid technologies, material development for energy applications, as well as policies, strategies, trends and initiatives in the energy sector. A series of technical presentations showcasing energy-related technologies will also be highlighted by industry representatives.

“Our goal for the symposium is to provide an opportunity for researchers, industry representatives and government organizations to exchange ideas, disseminate knowledge and build connections and potentially partnerships,” says Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Dean, Applied Research & Innovation, Lambton College. “We are also hoping to showcase Sarnia-Lambton’s capacity for supporting industry, in particular start-up energy-related companies with their applied research and development and commercialization activities. Sarnia Lambton has a strong history in energy and continues to support new energy technologies by expanding the community’s vision to build a Sarnia-Lambton Sustainable Energy Cluster.”

The symposium will conclude with a tour of three energy-focused laboratories at Lambton College including the Advanced Nano-Technology Lab, the Sustainable Smart House and the Atmospheric Vortex prototype.

Applied Research & Innovation at Lambton College supports and advances industry and community through excellence in applied research, commercialization, entrepreneurship and scholarly activities to support regional industry while contributing to economic growth and social, environmental and educational impact within the region and province.

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