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Dr. James Smith to Provide Keynote Address at International Energy Conference in Venice, Italy

Parul Dubey on May 11, 2017 - in Energy, Events

MORGANTOWN, WV– Plasma Igniter, LLC announced today that Dr. James Smith will join leaders from around the world to address the International Energy Conference and Workshop in Venice, Italy May 10-12, 2017.  In addition to his keynote address, Dr. Smith has co-authored five papers to be presented to this international group of participants representing 58 countries.


In addition to Dr. Smith’s keynote address “Mankind and Energy – That’s Why” he has co-authored five papers entitled, “The Future of Solar Energy”, “Hard to Beat a Gallon of Gasoline”, “Is Coal Dying a Slow Death”, Is Current Wind Power Sustainable” and “The Future Role of Natural Gas In the Global Energy Economy


In addition to being the Chief Visionary of the game changing Plasma Igniter Ignition System, Dr. Smith is Professor and Director of the Center for Industrial Research Applications in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at West Virginia University.  In 2009 Dr. Smith Served at the President of SAE international (Society of Automotive Engineers), and is a sought after speaker, the 2016 Recipient of the National Association of Entrepreneurship’s prestigious Eagle Award for Innovation and Science and the recent inductee in the National Academy of Inventors.


“We are all very pleased at the selection of Dr. Smith as one of the Keynote Speaker for such a distinguished group of scientists and engineers ,” said John Ferchill, Plasma Igniter, LLC’s  Board Chairman. “With the public becoming aware of the Plasma Igniter technology, Jim is fielding multiple speaking requests, but being included in a group of this stature is very special,”


Plasma Igniter LLC, is the exclusive technology development team and licensor firm for the Plasma Igniter Ignition System.  This is the new suite of technologies that is significantly reducing fuel consumption and emissions in combustion engines.   In April of 2017 PI began their international licensing program and has recently entered into agreement for the United States Car and Light Truck, Fleet Vehicles and Military applications, and is in early discussions with nearly a dozen other potential licensee candidates.


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West Virginia University is a Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867, with over 30,000 students participating in over 340 majors.  It is a R1: Doctoral University – Highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.   WVU’s main campus is the home of world renowned Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions (CAFEE).


SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers. It is the premier world resource for the design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of automobiles, aircraft, space vehicles, off-highway and commercial vehicles. The Society of Automotive Engineers was founded in 1905

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