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05/4-7/2015

2015 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association hold one of the world's largest and most successful meetings devoted to coal combustion (by)products. The meeting, was held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Renaissance Hotel and had a record-breaking ~900 attendees.
CAER served as Co-Host

05/4/2015

The Science of Ash Utilization – WOCA Short Course - This short course is held on the Monday prior to each WOCA conference. It covers the basic information about the science and technology of coal combustion by-products. It is taught by leading experts from academia and industry in two parallel tracks. Held each of these years: 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
CAER served as Host

11/5-7/2014

2014 Eastern Unconventional Oil and Gas Symposium (EUOGS) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the Kentucky Geological Survey co-organized this new conference which addressed a broad range of upstream and downstream issues related to energy production from emerging resources in the unconventional oil and gas industries. The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Approximately 150 attendees.
CAER served as Co-Host

06/22-24/2014

Kentucky Organic Electronic Materials Symposium - Hosted by Dr. John Anthony, UK Professor and organized by UK CAER. It introduced researchers from EPSCoR states to the latest in organic electronics materials design and characterization, as well as present the current state-of-the-art in the performance of polymeric, blended, and pure small-molecule semiconductors in applications such as photovoltaics, thin-film transistors, sensors and other applications.

04/29-30/2014

Coal Combustion Products Utilization and Management: A Practical Workshop - 2014 - This was the second time that this 2 day course was offered by UK CAER and ACAA. It covered the topics of coal combustion ash utilization including management practices, beneficiation and products as well as recovery of landfilled ash. Additional topics included flue gas desulfurization, ash environmental safety, LEED criteria, LEAF/leaching, ash health hazards and risk issues, regulatory issues as well as advanced CCP topics.
ACAA and UK CAER co-organized the workshop
CAER served as host. Blog Entry

08/24-27/2015

8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis - 2015 - University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s Dr. Mark Crocker, Associate Directory of Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis, served as secretary for the conference held in Ashville, North Carolina.

06/2-7/2013

North American Catalysis 23rd Meeting - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research had several individuals serving on the Organizing Committee, including Honorary Chair: Burtron H. Davis; Co-Meeting Chair: Uschi M. Graham; Kokes Award Co-chair: Rodney Andrews and Gary Jacobs. - Flyer

04/22-25/2013

2013 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association came together once again April 22-25, 2013, to hold one of the world's largest and most successful meetings devoted to coal combustion (by)products. The meeting, held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center and 600 attendees.
CAER served as Co-Host

02/04-05/2013

Carbon Capture 101 Workshop - 2013 - As the global demand for affordable energy continues to increase, electric power producers face a challenging demand to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. In order to lower CO2 emissions in a cost-effective manner, implementation of various CCS technologies in coal-fired power plants will be a likely scenario in the next 20 years. This workshp offered a series of informative technical presentations that provided an overview of carbon capture technologies and recent research progress.
CAER organized the event. Blog Entry

10/09-10/2012

Coal Combustion Products Utilization and Management: A Practical Workshop - 2012 - This 2 day course covered the topics of coal combustion ash utilization including management practices, beneficiation and products. Additional topics included flue gas desulfurization, ash environmental safety, ash health hazards and rish issues, regulatory issues as well as advanced CCP topics.
ACAA and UK CAER co-organized the workshop
CAER served as host. Blog Entry

05/9-12/2011

2011 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association came together once again May 9-12, 2011 to hold one of the world's largest and most successful meetings devoted to coal combustion (by)products. The meeting, held in Denver, Colorado's Marriott Tech Center, boasted 500+ attendees.
CAER served as Co-Host

10/14/2010

Introduction to Renewable Energy course provided an overview of renewable energy technology and outlines the basic principles of solar electricity, wind power electric generation, micro-hydro electric generation, and their application in Kentucky. This short course is part of the UK Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) and was co-organizied by UK CAER. Blog Entry

04/14/2010

Biomass to Energy: An Overview Short Course was attended by more than 60 attendees from industry, government and academia. In addition to presenters from the CAER, UK was also represented by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Blog Entry

08/14-15/2009

First Ohio River Valley Algae Symposium was attended by nearly 150 attendees from industry, government and academia. The symposium was co-organized with Ohio Unversity and sponsored by: the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence; Henderson Chamber of Commerce; Henderson Fiscal Court. Blog Entry
CAER served as Organizer - PHOTOS

05/4-7/2009

2009 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association came together once again May 4-7, 2009 to hold one of the world's largest and most successful meetings devoted to coal combustion (by)products. The meeting, held in Lexington, Kentucky's convention center, boasted 500+ attendees from over 20 countries.
CAER served as Co-Host - PHOTOS

08/14-15/2008

Biofuels to Biomass Short Course was attended by nearly 90 attendees from industry, government and academia. In addition to presenters from the CAER, UK was also represented by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Blog Entry

10/24/2007

Pollution Control in Power Plants Workshop was attended by 30 attendees from industry, government and universities.

07/12-14/2007

Workshop on Adsorbent Carbon Applications - The Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky organized a workshop held July 12 - 14, 2007, immediately preceding the international carbon conference, Carbon 2007.

05/7-10/2007

2007 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and the American Coal Ash Association came together once again May 7-10, 2007 to hold one of the world's largest and most successful meetings devoted to coal combustion (by)products. The meeting, held in Covington, Kentucky's convention center, boasted 530 attendees from close to 30 countries.
CAER served as Co-Host - PHOTOS

09/21/2005

Short Course on Coal and Petroleum Coke-Making - Presented by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research. Shortcourse Outcome.

04/11-15/2005

2005 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) - This event combined the previous International Coal Ash Utilization Symposia of CAER and The American Coal Ash Association's biennial conferences. CAER staff did most of the symposium organization and led the technical program. Approximately 560 attendees from 22 countries contributed to the conference's success.
CAER served as Co-Host - PHOTOS

01/11-12/2005

2005 Workshop on Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites - A workshop sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Research and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as Host

09/20-21/2004

2004 International Workshop on Nanomaterials - "Nanowires and Nanotubes" - A joint conference of the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville. CAER as Host

July/2004

2004 Adsorbent Carbon Workshop - Event held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky. Organized and hosted by UK CAER.

09/25-26/2003

2003 KyNanoMat Workshop - A joint workshop of the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.
CAER created/maintained the workshop web site

10/20-22/2003

International Ash Utilization Symposium, Lexington Hyatt Regency.
CAER served as HOST - PHOTOS

2003

The Science of Ash Utilization – IAUS Short Course - This short course was held on the Monday prior to each IAUS conference. It covers the basic information about the science and technology of coal combustion by-products. It is taught by leading experts from academia and industry in two parallel tracks. Held each of these years: 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995
CAER served as Host

7/15-20/2001

Biennial Carbon 2001 Conference at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER as Host - PHOTOS

10/7-10/2001

9th International Symposium on Catalyst Deactivation at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER Served as Host

10/22-24/2001

International Ash Utilization Symposium at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER as Host - PHOTOS

10/18-20/1999

International Ash Utilization Symposium at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

07/7-9/1999

Activated Carbon and Nanotube Workshop at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington, Kentucky. Plenary Lecture - Dr. Millie Dresselhaus, MIT - "Structure and Properties of Activated Carbons and Carbon Nanotubes".  Lunch Speaker - Dr. Dietrich Kehr, Schunk, Germany - "Selected Mechanical & Electrical Applications of Carbon".
CAER served as host

04/16-17/1998

Adsorption on Porous Solids Workshop - Held at CAER on April 16, 1998 with featured speaker: Dave Koppenaal, Pacific Northwest National Lab. The theme of the workshop was New Directions in Plasma Source Mass Spectrometry. Organized and hosted by UK CAER.

11/3-4/1997

Adsorption on Porous Solids Workshop - Presented by Professor Kenneth Sing Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Brunel University, United Kingdom. The course started from first principles; no prior knowledge of adsorption theory or advanced mathematics will be assumed. Organized and hosted by UK CAER.

10/20-22/1997

International Ash Utilization Symposium at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

07/10-11/1997

Adsorbent Carbon Workshop and Science of Carbon Nanotubes Workshop at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.  Plenary Lecture - Subhas Sikdar, US EPA - "Sorption Methods in Environmental Technologies".  Lunch Speaker - Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Richard E. Smalley, Rice University - "The Future of the Fullerene".

10/23-25/1995

International Ash Utilization Symposium at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

07/12-14/1995

Adsorbent Carbon Workshop at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

1993 and 1991

Ash Workshops Workshop addressing basic flyash topics and considerations. Became the IAUS 1995 conference. (October 1993 and 1991).
CAER served as host

06/9-11/1993

Adsorbent Carbon Workshop at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

11/1992

Gordon Conference Conference dealt with hydrocarbon research. Conference site location: Hawaii.
CAER served as host

06/20-21/1991

Adsorbent Carbon Workshop at the Campbell House Inn in Lexington, Kentucky.
CAER served as host

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    - This conference was created in order to recognize the increasingly important role of energy in Kentucky, four colleges and universities (Berea College, Centre College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville) have joined forces in an innovative partnership between the public and private institutions to stimulate the efforts of government, business and education leaders in creating a far-reaching and collaborative statewide energy policy.

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