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Expert on Global Climate Change to Speak at Campus; Share Insight for Industry

Dale Simbeck
Dale Simbeck
9/23/2011 —

Dale Simbeck, an internationally known expert and consultant on global climate issues, will speak at Penn State DuBois in October. Representatives from area industries, as well as members of the public are invited to attend the lecture, and a luncheon.

Simbeck's presentation, Herding Cats: The Challenges of CO2 Mitigation, has been tailored to the interests of Central Pennsylvania-based businesses, including those in the powdered metals, graphite, Marcellus Shale, coal and lumber industries.  It will focus on the general challenges of CO2 mitigation, how it applies to these industries, and possible ways to accomplish mitigation.

A 1969 graduate of Penn State, with a degree in chemical engineering, Simbeck is Vice President of Technology and a founding partner of SFA Pacific, Inc., located in Mountain View, California.  His expertise encompasses global climate change issues, CO2 mitigation, and clean energy technologies.

Simbeck's accomplishments include his involvement as a lead author on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage.  This contributed to the IPCC being awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former vice president Al Gore.  Simbeck's clientele list includes major international energy companies; universities such as Princeton, Pitt, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford; and the governments of Australia, China, Canada, European Union, Japan, Qatar, New Zealand and the United States. 

Simbeck has made many national and international presentations on the technical and economic challenges of CO2 mitigation and clean energy technologies including keynote presentations at the Gasification Technology Conference, the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies and the International Fluidized Bed Combustion Conference.

Simbeck has authored numerous professional publications and technical reports.  He is a registered professional engineer in California, a Ph.D. advisor to Stanford University, advisor to the Canadian Clean Power Coalition, a member of the External Advisory Board to both the MIT Energy Lab and the energy industry CO2 Capture Project.  He is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Dale Simbeck is scheduled to speak during the Alumni Society Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. on October 7, at Penn State DuBois.  The cost is $10 per person.  Reservations can be made, by October 3, through the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce at (814) 371-5010 or dacc@duboispachamber.com  For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 375-4775, or duboisalumni@psu.edu


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