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    September 05 2018

    Learn About Energy and Innovation During Taste Of Iceland in Seattle!

    Head to Seattle’s Nordic Museum on Oct. 11 to take part in the conversation!

    Renowned Icelandic culture festival Taste of Iceland returns to Seattle from October 11 - 14! During the festival, leaders from Iceland and Washington will come together to discuss energy innovations and new opportunities being created both abroad and in the States at the sustainability-focused event, Energy and Innovation at the Nordic Museum.

    The Nordic Museum is located at 2655 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107. Those interested in attending should RSVP on Eventbrite here (*Note: RSVP does not guarantee entry). Be sure to check out all the other exciting Taste of Iceland events happening in Seattle here!  

    Distinguished  Energy and Innovation event speakers will include:

        Haraldur Hallgrimsson, Director of Business Development, Landsvirkjun
        Dr. Bjarni Palsson, Director of Geothermal Energy in Research and Development Division, Landsvirkjun
        Craig Husa, CEO, Impact Bioenergy Inc.
        J. Thomas Ranken, President and CEO, CleanTech Alliance
       Will Einstein, Director New Product Development Puget Sound Energy

    The full agenda will include:

    3:00-3:05pm

    Welcome note with Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Iceland in New York

    3:05-3:10pm

    Iceland: Energy and Innovation - video

    3:10-3:30pm

    Energy and Innovation in Iceland - Iceland is a leader in renewable energy, generating more than 99% of its energy from renewable resources. This striking fact is a result of strategic local decision making and innovation. At this event, Landsvirkjun will discuss its part in Iceland's energy transition, how it thrives for path-breaking innovation and has created opportunities in Iceland for innovative companies who benefit from Iceland's green image.

    • Bjarni Palsson, Director of Geothermal Energy in Research and Development Division, Landsvirkjun​

    • ​​​Haraldur Hallgrimsson, Director of Business Development, Landsvirkjun​

     

    3:30-3:50pm​​

    Start Ups Presentation

    • Iceland presentation with Sjöfn Sigurgisladottir, CEO, KeyNatura and SagaMedica

    • ​Seattle presentation with Craig Husa, CEO, Impact Bioenergy Inc.

     

    3:50-4:10pm​​

    ​Energy Innovation in Washington State - The Northwest has long been recognized for its people who care passionately about the environment. The region's hydropower legacy, for example, has provided a clean and efficient electricity profile that is a world leader. But its future will be determined by its world-class innovation and energy research leadership.

    • J. Thomas Ranken, President and CEO, CleanTech Alliance

     

    4:10-5:00pm

    Panel discussions and Q&A

    Moderator: Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Iceland in New York

    ​Panelists:​

    • ​​Bjarni Palsson, Director of Geothermal Energy in Research and Development Division, Landsvirkjun​

    • Craig Husa, CEO, Impact Bioenergy Inc.

    • Haraldur Hallgrimsson, Director of Business Development, Landsvirkjun

    • J. Thomas Ranken, President and CEO, CleanTech Alliance

    • Will Einstein, Director New Product Development Puget Sound Energy

     

    ​5:00-6:00pm

    ​Networking and Cocktail Reception

    Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more #TasteofIceland news at @IcelandNatural!

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