Network event on Sustainable energy initiatives
Three exciting speakers talking about Cleantech innovation, to launch Capricorn Power’s equity crowdfunding on Birchal.
Are you interested in learning more about innovation in the clean tech space?
Light refreshments provided as part of a fascinating journey into clean tech innovation, provided by these three speakers:
James Seymour. James Seymour is CEO of the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET). Leading energy research institutes, electricity businesses and market operators joined the Victorian Government to create C4NET as an independent member-based company. C4NET was established to support collaborative approaches between industry, academia and government to help the electricity sector efficiently travel through challenges the transition presents and capitalise on the opportunities that arise. C4NET aims to ensure electricity data is accessible and utilised fully, increase the uptake of new energy and new ventures, develop new skills required by the industry and foster the dialogue to support evidence-based policy.
Mike Hodgkinson, CEO. Mike has been working in cleantech for over a decade, focusing on innovations that can solve climate change and reduce skyrocketing energy prices. Prior to joining Capricorn Power in 2017, Mike excelled as a cluster mentor at the Melbourne School of Engineering and a Commercial Cleantech Consultant, and General Manager of Solar Systems, winning an Abigroup innovation award for one of the three utility scale concentrating solar power stations built during his time. Mike has a knack for accelerating the growth of forward-thinking start-ups through solid financial management, considered commercialisation and relationship building. Mike is excited by Dr Barton’s brilliant technology and driven to create a greener world for future generations.
Dr Noel Barton AM, Inventor and CTO. Dr Barton is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Capricorn Power, and previously had a successful career with CSIRO during which he made major contributions to many large and successful projects and carried out computational studies on physical and industrial processes resulting in 80 Journal and Conference papers.
• 2002 Member of the Order of Australia for services to mathematics
• 2004 honorary Doctorate from Queensland University of Technology
• Fellow and Honorary Life Member of Australian Mathematical Society
• 2012-15 Led Sydney Central Chapter of Australian Solar Council
• 1985-93 Seven-time Director of Australian Mathematics in Industry Study Group
• 1993-94 Chair of ANZIAM, the main professional body for Applied Mathematicians in Australia and New Zealand
• 1994-2004 Board Member of International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
• 2004-2010 worked on a new thermodynamic cycle for solar thermal power generation based on evaporative cooling of hot air at reduced pressure. Successfully constructed experimental engine
• 2011-present work on current concept for power generation. Joint Founder of Capricorn Power. Ongoing technical advisory (Chief Technology Officer) role
Noel was educated at the University of Western Australia, graduating with a PhD in applied mathematics. Subsequently he held a CSIRO postdoctoral scholarship at the University of Cambridge followed by appointments at the Universities of Queensland and NSW before his long career at CSIRO.
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