Our energy future will contain diverse renewable energy options, and these emerging technologies have a direct connection to the landscape around us. Here in the Great Basin, we find many sources of this energy literally underfoot, including what is needed for geothermal production and energy storage for batteries. This makes our region central to important energy topics for the future, and a key driver of emerging energy technologies.
Our featured speakers at this Science Distilled event include Dr. Bridget Ayling, the Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Sean McKenna, Director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute, and Mary Lou Lindstrom, Chemical Engineering Manager at Redwood Materials. Dr. Ayling will reveal why the Great Basin region is geologically so unique in terms of its ability to provide geothermal energy, how this energy is currently used, and cutting-edge science that is being conducted to unlock the potential for more geothermal energy generation. Dr. McKenna will provide an overview of the ‘science of lithium 101’, including how we use it, what is driving demand for lithium, and how it plays a role in our sustainable energy future.
Join us for this special Science Distilled event held at The Discovery, coupling three dynamic speakers with an exclusive opportunity to view the museum’s new Energy/Energía exhibition that showcases how much we know about energy, and the potential to shape our future energy economy through science and technology.
Doors open at 7:00pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm