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A weekly seminar and networking opportunity for business executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and all professionals who are interested in the emerging field of nanotechnology, bionanotechnology and clean technology. Light lunch will be provided.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday October 9, 2008.

Ken Brennan
Business Development & Senior Project Manager

Gas Transmission and Distribution Group

11:30 AM-12:15 PM: Networking over lunch
12:15 PM-1:30 PM: Presentation and group discussion
1:30 PM: Meeting adjourned

Biogas: Waste Not, Want Not

Join the International Association of Nanotechnology and the Clean Tech Institute on Thursday, October 9 to find out about PG&Es current efforts involving renewable natural gas projects using dairy, agricultural or food waste.

Guest speaker Ken Brennan, PG&E Business Development Senior Project Manager, will discuss how his company is facilitating the implementation of anaerobic digestion projects on dairies and transporting the gas to their customers. Historically, onsite generation was the only application for biogas: The pipeline injection model is a fairly new concept in the United States.

Kenneth Brennan is a Senior Project Manager in PG&Es Gas Transmission and Distribution group. Prior to his current position, he worked with PG&E for five years as a regulatory analyst focusing on natural gas market structure, rates and tariffs, various rulemakings and complaint cases, and pipeline interconnection issues in numerous proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. In his current position in Business Development, Mr. Brennan is responsible for the facilitation and management of biomethane-to-pipeline injection projects in Northern and Central California.

IANANO will also present a brief overview of its clean tech/nanotech training programs and resources. Cost is $10/non-members; free to members. The Nano Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will be held at IANANO headquarters, 1290 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. A light lunch will be served and networking will take place before and after the presentations.

Registration: $10 for non-IANANO members; free to members.

Please complete the online registration form:

For more information, please contact us at 408-280-6222 or email to info@ianano.org

Past NanoLunch Speakers

     Date Speaker Topic
10/2/08 Joe McGuire
Western Regional Sales Manager
"Breakthroughs in Nanomaterials Testing"
9/25/08 Pam Contag
Cobalt Technologies, Inc.
"Exploring the future of biofuels"
9/18/08 Jim Rynne
VP of Business Development
"Everything you wanted to know about Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) but were afraid to ask"
9/11/08 Dr. Omer Oralkan
Senior Research Engineer, E.L. Ginzton Laboratory
Stanford University

Dr. Ayhan Mutlu
Senior Member of the Technical staff
Extreme DA Corporation
 "Nanotechnology for Modeling, Imaging and Sensors"
9/4/08 Investment Managers, Invest in Denmark:
Gunnar Larsen
Jacob Rafn
Eva Beim Wind
"Investment Opportunities in Denmark"
8/28/08 Peter Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
"Developments and Applications of Inorganic Nanotechnology"
8/21/08  Aaron Held
Commercial Officer
Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center
United States Department of Commerce
"How the High Tech Sector Can Reach Overseas Markets"
8/7/08 Rachael Simonoff Wexler
Goodwin Proctor LLP
"Strategic Alliances between Nanotech & Clean Tech Industries"
7/24/08 Dr. Chris Mi
Chief Technical Officer
1Power Solutions

Jerry Pohorsky
Electric Automobile Association - Silicon Valley Chapter
"Power to the People: Plug-ins, Hybrids & Batteries"
7/3/08 Jeff Wong
Chief Scientist
Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Environmental Protection Agency
"A California Regulatory Perspective on Nanomaterials"
6/26/08 Charlie Ricker
Senior VP, Marketing & Business Development
BrightSource Energy
"Solar Thermal Energy Technology"
6/12/08 Pankaj Dhingra
"Nanomaterials in Pollution Control and Reducing Exhaust Emissions"
6/5/08 Andrew Wahl
Managing Director
IG Partners
"Funding TAM"
5/29/08 Lloyd Tran
Clean Tech Institute
"Opportunities & Growth in Clean Tech and Nanotech"
5/22/08 Rainer Aringhoff
Solar Millenium
"The Promise of Concentrating Solar Power"
5/8/08 Charles Zhou
Co-Founder of Quantum Intelligence & CASCADE Clean Energy
"Turning Wastewater into Energy"
5/1/08 Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures
"Clean Tech Investment Challenges"
4/24/08 Seth Zimring
Energy Procurement
"Rates, Regulations & Renewables"
4/17/08 Bill Bach
Regional Sales Manager
Akeena Solar
"Benefits of Solar Energy"
4/10/08 Heidi Livingston Eisips
Korala Consulting
"Clean Tech & the Bottom Line"
4/3/08 Peter Hsiao
Head of Land Use & Environmental Law Group
Morrison & Foerster
"Clean Tech IP Design & Protection"
3/27/08 Paul Sanghera
Assistant Professor
California Institute of Nanotechnology
"Five Nanostructured Building Blocks of Life"
2/14/08 Lloyd Tran
Clean Tech Institute
"Workforce Training Opportunities: How to be a part of the high growth industries in Nanotech & Clean Tech in 2008"
2/7/08 Ken Heiman
Director of Outreach
International Association of Nanotechnology
"Nanotech & Clean Tech Career & Business Opportunities"
1/10/08 Lloyd Tran
Clean Tech Institute
"Solar Energy 2008: Opportunities & Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley"
1/3/08 Lloyd Tran
Clean Tech Institute
"Clean Tech Strategic Growth in 2008"


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