Environmental Innovation Practicum

ENTRE 490/579 ENGR 498 and ENVIR 450


Class meets Fall Quarter 2010

Tuesdays†† 4:00-5:50 pm,Johnson 175

Instructor:Emer Dooley (emer@u.washington.edu), 206 369-7248

Reading Packet available: RAMS 4144 University Way


Link to Washington Clean Technology Alliance Events Page

Link to Class Discussion Group:


Class Syllabus is here

Links to class presentations and notes are below






October 5

Class 1 Slides

Class 1 Notes: Collette Duck

Class 1 Notes: Ruz Chishty

Denis Hayes, President and CEO,

Bullitt Foundation

October 12


Life Cycle Analysis

Read: Excerpt from Collapse by Jared Diamond

Class 2 Notes: Elliott Goodrich

Class 2 Notes: Sandy Oh

David Smukowski, CEO Sensors in Motion.

October 19


Bio fuel and Bio Algae Products

Read: US Department of Energy: Biodiesel

Class 3 Presentation: Hoby Douglass Slides

Class 3 Notes: Alex Chin

Class 3 Notes: Bridget Sexauer

Stan Barnes, Founder and CEO BioAlgene and Hoby Douglass
Director, Sustainable Business Development, General BioDiesel.

October 26


Nuclear Options: Terra Power

Read: Nuclear Energy Explained

Read: Nuclear Reactor Renaissance, IEEE Spectrum, August 2010

Class 4 Notes: Sammy Agsen

Class 4 Notes: Gonzalo Thienel

Class 4 Notes: Jagriti Lamba

Patrick Ennis, Global head of Technology for Intellectual Ventures

November 2



Smart Grid Technologies

Read: Mc Kinsey on Smart Grid , McKinsey, June 2010

Peter Christensenís Presentation

Class 5 Notes: Kelly Toy

Class 5 Notes: William Sheng

Peter Christansen


November 9



Student Preliminary presentations and coaching

Coaches: Joshua Binder, Boeing; Dana Soukup, Siemens; George Pfeiffer, Siemens;

November 16


Electric Vehicles

Read: JOLT!: The Impending Dominance Of The Electric Car And Why America Must Take Charge: Chapters 2,3 and 4.

Class 7 Notes: Chris Fuller

Class 7 Notes: Marina Rozmarina

Class 7 Notes:: Nick Wang

Jim Billmaier, author of JOLT.

November 23



Greg Whiting

November 30



Funding for Clean Tech Innovation

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy 2010

Kirk Van Alstyne, Evolution Capital and others and Brad Zenger, Pivotal Investments

December 7


Group Presentation and coaching

Coaches: Joshua Binder, Boeing.