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EMM Roundtables and Events

The EMM Program conducts roundtable discussions on roughly a quarterly schedule or as topics of interest arise. Our roundtables connect research, including Rice University science and engineering R&D, industry and government focusing on supply chain realization and related commercial, public policy and geopolitical dynamics. Private roundtables are invitation-only to CES Energy Forum donors, supporters, advisors and invited guests. Contact Melissa Vossler, CES program coordinator, for more information. EMM also hosts public events, often in conjunction with these private roundtables.

March 12, 2021

Green Hydrogen in Chile — Public discussion

Moderator

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies 

Speakers

Green Hydrogen in Chile” — Invitation only roundtable co-sponsored with University of Antofagasta, Institute of the Americas-Energy & Sustainability Program and supported within the CES by the Latin American Energy Roundtable and the Energy, Minerals & Materials Program.

Participants

  • Benigna Cortes Leiss, CES Non-resident Fellow in Latin American Energy – Chair and Facilitator
  • Martin Laguna, Managing Director, Air Liquide Chile
  • Robert Wimmer, Director Energy & Environmental Research, Toyota
  • Luis Sarras, Fuel and Hydrogen Director for South America, AES
  • Joshua Spry, Senior Associate, K&L Gates
  • Max Correa Achurra, Head of the Fuels and New Energy Division, Ministry of Energy, Chile


February 3, 2021

Prospects for Mining and Minerals Processing in the United States — Public discussion

Moderator

Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials

Speakers

  • Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials
  • Michael Moats, Ph.D., Director, O’Keefe Institute for Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals, Missouri S&T

Prospects for Mining and Minerals Processing in the United States” — Invitation only roundtable

Participants

  • Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials – Chair and Facilitator
  • Michael Moats, Director, O’Keefe Institute for Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals, Missouri S&T
  • Katie Sweeney, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Mining Association
  • Kathleen Benedetto, former Special Assistant to the Secretary – Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior


October 15, 2020

2020 Election Series: Environmental Risks in the Energy Metals Life Cycle — Public discussion

Moderator

Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials

Speakers

  • Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials
  • Rachel Meidl, Ph.D., CES Fellow in Energy & Environment

Metals Demand for Energy Applications: Post-election Policy Directions” — Invitation only roundtable

Participants

  • Michelle Michot Foss, CES Fellow in Energy & Minerals, roundtable chair; highlights of CES work on minerals mapping and lithium battery waste with Elsie Hung, CES Research Manager
  • Bob Brackett, Ph.D., SVP & Senior Analyst – Natural Resources (North American Oil & Gas E&P/Global Metals & Mining), Bernstein Research
  • Tristan Abbey, president and founder, Comarus Analytics


June 5, 2020

Global Energy & Minerals Challenges — Public discussion

Moderator

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies

Speaker

Frank Fannon, former Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Senior Advisor (Non-resident), Office of the President


Supply Chain Risk and Implications for the Automotive Industry” — Invitation only roundtable

Participants

  • Michelle Michot Foss, CES Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials – Chair and Facilitator
  • Michael Maten, Energy, Environment, and Electrification Policy, Global Public Policy, General Motors Global Headquarters
  • Bob Stall, Mining and Minerals Leader, EY
  • Mike Moats, Professor, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Director of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s O’Keefe Institute
  • Melissa Simpson, former DAS, Dept of State-Bureau of Energy Resources


September 18-19, 2019

Scoping workshop and launch of CES EMM Program

Rice University/Imperial College London Workshop on Energy & Minerals: “Framing Integration Futures