Fuel for Thought

The Fuel for Thought Learning Series

Fuel for Thought

This learning series provides short sessions (no more than 30 minutes) with information to help manufacturers engage in the energy industry. Funded by the Shale POWER Program, this series is open to anyone at no cost.

Fuel For Thought will release a new session on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 11:00 AM. For questions, please contact treed@shalepower.org.

Upcoming Events

Watch Videos of Past Events

The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities for Manufacturers by Adam Pope, Bravo Group
January 11, 2024

The recent Hydrogen Hub announcements by Department of Energy (DOE) have created a lot of excitement and uncertainty across Appalachia. The DOE awarded up to $750 million to the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2), and up to $925 million to the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2)…

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Top Energy Losses at Your Manufacturing Facility by Clair Hessmer, Energy Engineer, CLEAResult
September 7, 2023

Energy loss at your manufacturing facility not only increases your overall carbon footprint, but it also costs your operation potentially thousands of dollars each year. Prior to doing an onsite energy assessment, there are a few ways you can look closer at your own facility and implement emission and cost reduction measures today…

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Incentives for Manufacturing by David Huber, Business Development Vice President, and Daniel Cody, Director of Operations, CLEAResult
July 20, 2023

Recent legislation is providing incentives to encourage domestic clean energy production, improve the environment, and keep America’s manufacturers competitive in the global economy. There is an estimated $400 billion available for manufacturers to increase their competitiveness and lower their carbon footprint through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Build Back Better (BBB)…

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Crisis in Ukraine: Energy Truths & Consequences by Kathryn Klaber
March 17, 2022

This special Fuel for Thought event looks at the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on global energy. Kathryn Klaber, Managing Director for The Klaber Group, explores the history that led up to the recent global rise in oil prices, outline the importance of energy to the United States, Europe, and Russian economies, and lay out a path to minimizing the volatility in pricing

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Methanol: Production Process & Downstream Uses by Srinivas Palanki
February 17, 2022

Professor Palanki, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University, discusses the process of manufacturing methanol and the downstream uses and applications

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Connecting Shale Development to Opportunities in the Downstream Chemical Industry by Abby Foster
February 3, 2022

Abby Foster, the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council (PCIC), highlights the connection between shale energy development and the role that chemicals play in the ongoing battle against the global pandemic.

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A Look Ahead: Development Opportunities for Shale Energy in 2022 by Matt Henderson, Katie Klaber and Tom Reed
January 20, 2022

The Shale POWER team discusses ways we can assist you to identify and position your company to capitalize on opportunities in 2022

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Discussion with Seneca Resources on Shale Development Opportunities by Julie Heins
December 16, 2021

Julie Heins, Director of Supply Chain for Seneca Resources Company, LLC, discusses what it takes to do business with shale operators

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Regional Opportunities for the Energy Supply Chain from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by Katie Klaber
December 2, 2021

This edition of Fuel For Thought presentation reviews the long-awaited federal infrastructure bill passed in November 2021

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How PTAC Can Help You Win More Contracts by Lenora Leasure and Kelly Lawhorn Cartright
November 3, 2021

Lenora Leasure, Program Manager of the JARI PTAC, and Kelly Lawhorn Cortright, Procurement Counselor with the RCAC PTAC discuss what a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is and the services available to help a business looking to bid on government contracts or work as a subcontractor

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Opportunities for Manufacturers from Developments in ESG by Matt Henderson and Katie Klaber
October 21, 2021

The Shale POWER team discusses the effort to develop ESG (environmental, social and governance) programs within the oil and gas industry is significant and growing

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Advantage for U.S. Plastics Processors by Greg Kozera
October 7, 2021

The Shale Revolution that started nearly 15 years ago has seen a lot of focus on the upstream and midstream development. However, the long-term opportunity for manufacturing in the United States has started to materialize and is no more evident than in the multi-billion dollar Shell Petrochemical facility being constructed in Western PA

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Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Opportunities by Bob Schrecengost and Lynn Brickett
June 17, 2021

Shale POWER’s Fuel for Thought presentation has Bob Schrecengost and Lynn Brickett, with the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, discussing the hydrogen and carbon capture markets and supply chain opportunities for manufacturers

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Shale Insight Technology Showcase by Katie Klaber
June 3, 2021

The annual Shale Insights conference of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, September 28-30 in Erie Pennsylvania includes a Technology Showcase. The deadline to apply is August 6, 2021. Katie Klaber will lead this session to help you get prepared…

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TEAM Consortium Resources for Manufacturers by Betsy McIntyre
May 20, 2021

Shale POWER presents this Fuel for Thought presentation with the Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium.  TEAM was formed to respond to the need for a properly trained workforce for energy and advanced manufacturing

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State of the Industry by Katie Klaber
May 6, 2021

This recording is from the Shale POWER program’s Fuel For Thought learning series. This session has Kathryn Klaber sharing the latest information on the region’s shale development to help your company better understand this dynamic industry…

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Downstream Opportunities – Plastics, Chemicals & More! by Tom Gellrich
April 15, 2021

Shale POWER’s Fuel for Thought presentation has Tom Gellrich, CEO & Founder of TopLine Analyticsanswering key questions surrounding when and where the downstream petrochemical and plastics industries will benefit from the Shale Revolution

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Promoting Your Value Proposition by Matt Henderson
April 1, 2021

Shale POWER’s Fuel for Thought presentation has Matt Henderson speaking on Promoting Your Value Proposition. As manufacturing companies try to enter the energy supply chain or expand their reach, it is critical to understand how and where to market their business. This webinar discusses ways to stay informed of industry trends, how to engage with the industry and best practices to position a company for success

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Shale POWER Supplier Directory by Tom Reed
March 18, 2021

This session, from the Shale POWER program’s Fuel For Thought learning series, walks a company through the steps to create a Shale POWER Supplier Directory listing…

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CONNECTIONS
Access to supply chain contacts and Shale POWER partners who can assist you

RESOURCES
Industry information and resources that detail the path to new energy opportunities

NEWS & EVENTS
The latest news and events about the shale industry

GRANTS
Technical Assistance with grant funding of up to $10,000