Dr. John Weidner
Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
Director, Communications and Marketing
Join the College of Engineering and Computing at
the University of South Carolina for the inaugural
Energy Leadership Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
November 15, 2012 • 12:30 pm and 2 pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Engineering Center
The Future of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
Senior Adviser and
The National Petroleum Council recently completed a two-year study that examined the future of the transportation systems in the United States including road, air, rail and water. The study engaged more than 300 companies and examined a variety of fuels and technologies.
Dr. Michael Gallagher will
• highlight the potential role of natural gas in transportation systems over the next 40 years
• discuss the key challenges of natural gas expansion
• examine the driving forces behind natural gas expansion
• review the possible disadvantages of natural gas as compared to conventional petroleum-based vehicles, as well as other alternative fuels such as biofuels, electric vehicles and hydrogen
The Seminar Series will consist of two identical, one-hour sessions. Students are encouraged to attend the 12:30 pm session (pizza will be served). The 2 pm session will be open to the general public. RSVP to attend the series below.
The speaker series is made possible with the generous support of Marilyn and Jack Skolds, Sr. and Duke Energy.