Alumni

Cleantech and Alternative Energy: Opportunities and Challenges

MIT Alumni Club Twin Cities

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Minneapolis/St. Paul

November 5, 2009: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, November 5, 2009; 5:30-9:00 PM at Fredrikson & Byron, limited refreshments will be available (courtesy of Fredrikson & Byron and Adonis Neblett)

Where

Fredrikson & Byron
Suite 4000
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Driving Directions:Here is a link to our webpage, specifically to the directions to the building and to the parking ramp. Also included is information for those that might choose to use the light rail which stops essentially across the street. Parking in the US Bank Plaza parking ramp is $5.00 after 5:00 PM and payment can be made electronically with a credit/debit card or cash. Our office is located at 200 S. 6th Street and folks should come to the 40th floor. Access to the parking ramp is from 5th Street. Since 5th Street is on-e way, you will want to approach 5th Street from 3rd Avenue South. For those familiar with Minneapolis City Hall, the US Bank Plaza (formerly the Pillsbury Building) is kitty-corner to the City Hall Building. http://www.fredlaw.com/firm/offices/tcdirections.html

Event Details

Global climate, the need for renewable energies, and “cap and trade” policies have raised nearly universal concern for how individuals, families, companies, and nations will select and best use alternative sources of energy. This presentation will provide a look at existing, emerging, and some speculative technologies in the areas of alternative energy, energy efficiency, material efficiency, green chemistry and carbon dioxide management—key segments of what venture capitalists and investors classify as “cleantech”. The focus will be mainly on the technological issues. Financial, market and policy issues will be covered primarily in the Discussion and Questions Session to follow, lead by Dr. Cameron and Todd Taylor of Fredrikson & Byron. Presentation by Dr. Doug Cameron, Managing Director and Chief Science Advisor at Piper Jaffray, where his main focus is clean technology. Dr. Cameron has had senior positions at Khosla Ventures and Cargill, and was a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cameron was recently awarded the Raphael Katzen Award for distinguished contributions to the deployment and commercialization of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable sources. He is a consulting professor at Stanford. Cameron received his B.S.E. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from MIT (biochemical engineering, 1987). Joining in the discussion will be Todd Taylor, a corporate finance attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, where he works with clean technology and renewable energy companies to bring new technologies to market. Taylor is a frequent lecturer and author on clean technology topics, including the legal issues related to developing and funding clean tech companies, as well as public policy and market influences on clean tech. Todd has helped a variety of clean tech companies, including advanced biofuels, bioenergy, biomaterial, solar and infrastructure projects, with their start-up, equity and debt financing, project development and M&A legal needs.

Cost

$20.00

Registration

Register Online
Contact Event Planner Wayne A. Lea, Ph.D. (MIT) for more information at WAYNE LEA [spsci@msn.com]

Deadline: 11/5/2009

Program

5:30 PM-9:00 PM: Limited refreshments will be available

Questions

Wayne Lea 

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