Jared Delcamp (University of Mississippi): Energy Dependence, Sources and Important Technologies: A Look Into America's Future
Evaluating and securing the United States energy future is critically important. Our energetic needs are vast and directly related to many of our primary needs for survival including the food on all of our tables. With the rise of synthetic fertilizer dependence in our agricultural sector over the last century, we have linked ourselves to an energy intensive process to provide our meals. Understanding where this energy is coming from and how much we have at our current sources is a serious concern. This talk will evaluate the where our energy is coming from, estimates on how much we have left, and discuss technologies being developed through the support of many private and government agencies in an effort to meet our future energy needs. A brief descriptor of how these technologies work and what researchers are doing in our community at the University of Mississippi to gain full energy independence as well as a secure energy future for the US will be discussed.
September 15, 2015, Lusa Pastry Café, 6pm - 7pm.