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Energy & Sustainability [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 13
 

1:30pm

Detroit Grease
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: One Man's Trash...


Visit our facility located within Detroit's "Recycle Here!" drop-off center, and see not only how we produce 100% biodiesel from waste recycled sources, but how we also use reclaimed wood from the city to power our biodiesel feedstock processing in order to remain as energy independent and carbon-neutral as possible in the process. We will give you a brief history of how we began years ago by focusing on converting vehicles to run on waste vegetable oil, and how we ended up where we are now, recycling waste vegetable oil exclusively for biodiesel. We will also discuss our long-term strategic goals for the future for expanding and utilizing our recycled waste stream, creating other products, as well as using our renewable fuel to support other local businesses and public services that wish to move away from fossil fuel dependence.

Presenters
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Gabe Jones

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease
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Joe McEachern

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease

Host Companies
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Detroit Grease

Detroit Grease recycles waste cooking oil for use as plant-matter derived biodiesel, and provides consultation and custom vehicle conversion for companies and individuals who want to be self sufficient. 


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Detroit Grease 1331 Holden St, Detroit, MI 48202

1:30pm

Nextek Power Systems
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Nextek is Turning the Tide in the War of Currents

See how DC (Direct Current) power is the foundation of the IOT (“internet of things”) phenomenon. Find out how Nextek’s technology takes the AC (Alternating Current) electricity that’s delivered to our homes and businesses and transforms it into low cost, energy efficient DC current to power lighting in a better way. Get a peek at how  your local grocers will be using this technology in their stores to transform the way you shop! Guests will be given a tour of our manufacturing facility and engineering laboratory, and they will learn how Nextek aspires to transform the way the world uses electricity.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  When you arrive for your NewCo session at Nextek, please enter through the gate on Burroughs, just West of Cass. You can park in the lot to the left. The sidewalk leads to the revolving door of the NextEnergy Center. Nextek CEO, Paul Savage, will greet you in the lobby and begin your tour. We look forward to seeing you! 

Presenters
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Paul Savage

CEO, Nextek Power Systems

Host Companies
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Nextek Power Systems

Nextek Power Systems is a Detroit-based tech company dedicated to providing others with the power to save energy. Our systems leverage high efficiency power converters and smart controls to optimize energy usage while drawing power from renewables, batteries, and the grid. Our technology... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nextek Power Systems 461 Burroughs, Detroit, MI 48202

3:00pm

Walker-Miller Energy Services
Limited Capacity full
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Session Title: Driving the Circular Economy through Energy in Detroit

We change lives through energy waste reduction. Join us in a robust discussion on the global move from "reduce, reuse, recycle" to a circular economy that has major implications in the rebuilding of urban centers. Expect a compelling and insightful experience led by CEO Carla Walker-Miller, a leader in Michigan's energy future.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  
LOCATION
: Our office is located on West Grand Boulevard between the main streets on John C. Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue. WMES is in the Boulevard West Building (connected to the City of Detroit Elections Building) on West Grand Blvd. between 2nd Avenue. and Third Street. We are across the street from the Fisher Theatre Building and there is a coffee shop on the first floor of our building called 'Cafe Con Leche'.
PARKING: There is metered parking on the street on the street or parking for our building in the black rod iron gated lot connected to the City of Detroit Dept. of Elections building on West Grand Boulevard near Third Street. Please inform the parking attendant that you are here for 'Walker-Miller' and you will not need to pay. 

Presenters
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Carla Walker-Miller

President & CEO, Walker-Miller Energy

Host Companies
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Walker-Miller Energy Services

Walker-Miller Energy Services is creating positive change in the world and transforming lives by offering innovative energy waste reduction solutions for residential and commercial buildings. With an experienced team of energy experts, engineers, building analysts, certified energy... Read More →


4:30pm

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Not Your Mama's Farm: green infrastructure and its role in modern urban development frameworks

In this session, Tyson Gersh, Founder and CEO, will explain how MUFI began as a grass roots initiative and has grown into a full fledge organization. He'll focus on the evolving role of blue and green infrastructure as complementary land-uses for modern residential and transit-oriented development and discuss why we must pivot away from the traditional paths of urban development. 

Presenters
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Tyson Gersh

Co-founder & President, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Host Companies
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Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Detroit's North End community. MUFI's mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative 7432 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48202