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Dr Alex Wonhas: CSIRO

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on July 30th, 2010


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A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

August guest speaker: Dr Alex Wonhas, Director, Energy Transformed Flagship CSIRO.

Dr Alex Wonhas joined CSIRO directly from McKinsey & Company where he was one of the co-authors of McKinsey’s Carbon Abatement Cost Curve for Australia. He took up the role as CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship Director in August 2009. The Flagship aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by providing sustainable, efficient, cost-effective energy solutions. Dr Wonhas will present an overview of his work including:

- Australia’s first Zero Emissions House (Aus ZEH),
– Energy efficiency for commercial buildings,
– Web-based smart metering system,
– Ultra batteries (super capacitor + lead acid battery hybrid),
– Distributed energy systems (using microturbines, PV, wind, demand mangement, etc),
Solar Brayton Cycle demonstration system.

Come prepared with lots of questions as it is rare that we have a guest speaker with the breadth of knowledge as Dr Wonhas. He will appear via Skype video link.
Further reading:

http://www.csiro.com/people/Alex.Wonhas.html

http://www.csiro.com/org/Energy-Transformed-Flagship-Overview.html

Event location: 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Time: 6.30 – 8 pm, Monday 2nd August 2010
Cost: Gold coin donation

Wheelchair access available via lift; 2 flights of stairs. Happy to assist with access. Please call 0421 272 884 to arrange.

All welcome

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