Main Conference Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Reviewing Army’s Net Zero Initiative, its lessons, milestones and future

-Goals Net Zero Initiative has achieved since 2010
-Keys to the success of the initiative
-Proposed plans for the future

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Promoting an energy-informed culture in the Military through training to use operational energy effectively

-Training soldiers in basic energy conservation responsibilities and techniques
-Integrating energy management concepts and best practices in training doctrines
-Teaching soldiers to use energy as a scarce resource

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Reviewing Navy’s biofuel effort, Green Initiative for Fuels Transition Pacific (GIFTPAC).

Ross Roley, Senior Military Analyst, Energy Office U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), U.S. Navy
-Lessons learned from GIFTPAC
-The success and failures of the initiative
-The future of biofuel in the US Navy

Ross Roley

Senior Military Analyst, Energy Office U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)
U.S. Navy

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Reducing energy demands of tactical radios to increase warfighter mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Baker, Product Manager for Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit, U.S. Army
-Using advance software to reduce energy demand
-Deploying next generation lithium-ion batteries to reduce weight
-Reducing the weight of tactical radios to increase warfighter mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Baker

Product Manager for Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit
U.S. Army

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Navy challenges and strategies for reducing operational energy demands in current and future warfighting force

Mark Vandroff, Commanding Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S. Navy
-Increasing fuel efficiency requirements for of future planned aircraft acquisitions
-Upgrading current weapons systems to improve fuel efficiency
-Promoting an energy conservation friendly environment in the force

Mark Vandroff

Commanding Officer
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S. Navy

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Reviewing the lessons learned from the success of Navy’s Great Green Fleet

-Using biofuels increased the Navy’s reach
-Using energy efficient hybrid engines, LED lighting gave the Navy a tactical edge
-Looking at operational energy as a national security threat and not only as a liability to resources and the environment

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Tactical benefits of making a shift towards renewable energy for the Army

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Strategies for meeting mobile energy demands of the warfighter in the battlefield

Jose Collazo, Chemical Engineer, CERDEC
-Comparing the benefits of mobile energy sources on the market now
-Reducing the weight of mobile energy sources to increase warfighter mobility
-Reviewing mobile energy requirements for future warfighter capabilities

Jose Collazo

Chemical Engineer
CERDEC

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

8:00 AM - 8:00 AM End of Main Conference Day 1