Seminar: Powering a Sustainable & Clean Tomorrow

BC Bioenergy Network, in conjunction with the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre and UBC Pulp and Paper Centre, invite you to a special presentation by Dr. Sam Weaver, Founder and President of Proton Power, Inc.

Date & Time: June 10, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: Room 2020/2030, Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver
Topic: Powering a Sustainable & Clean Tomorrow

The world energy supply is only about 20% of the world energy need. The renewable energy system developed by Proton Power, referred to as Cellulose to Hydrogen Power (CHyP), can be used to produce energy all the ways we use it: electricity, heat, or liquid fuel (diesel, jet fuel, or gasoline). The CHyP process is carbon negative with additional environmental benefits. Co-products are water and biochar, a highly effective soil amendment. Dr. Weaver will discuss the potential impacts of this technology on the global energy picture.

Dr. Samuel (Sam) C. Weaver is an outstanding entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience founding and operating over a dozen companies in the automotive, aerospace, advanced materials and energy fields, with developments that include neutron absorbers for use in large commercial nuclear power plants; nuclear fuel elements for test and research reactors used to make medical isotopes; and high temperature furnaces for the production of ceramics and carbon fibers, aircraft brake pads, and memory disk substrates for computer hard drives.

Dr. Weaver’s latest innovative effort, Proton Power, Inc., is a renewable energy company that has developed a patented system for producing inexpensive hydrogen on demand from biomass and waste sources for use in synthetic fuels production, power generation, hydrogen production, and heat. Proton Power’s energy solutions are both environmentally friendly and economically competitive with fossil fuels and provide many measurable advantages over today’s standard energy options.

In addition to holding 12 U.S. Patents for his various innovations, Dr. Weaver has been highly recognized throughout his career for his work and accomplishments, including the Award of Merit from the American Society of Testing Materials, multiple entrepreneurial awards from the Governors of Missouri and Tennessee, an honorary Professional Degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), and induction into the UMR School of Mines & Metallurgy Hall of Fame. He earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now
called the Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), and a M.S. and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a native of Branson, Missouri and currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife Carol.

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