Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS),
a Duke Energy Perspective on CO2

DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2010
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
             6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
             7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation

COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – Regardless of Membership or Membership Grade!


MENU SELECTIONS:   Stuffed Pasta Shells, BBQ’d Ribs, Marinated Char Grilled Chicken Breast, Au Gratin Potatoes, Buttered Corn, Cole Slaw, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) provides a means to dramatically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere from industrial facilities or when electricity is generated by fossil fuel power plants. Although carbon dioxide is neither toxic nor inherently dangerous, the overabundance of atmospheric CO2  is believed to be a major contributor to global climate change.

Up until now, the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has been inevitable when power is generated from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.  Now, however, new power plants are being designed with processes to separate carbon dioxide so that it is not released into the atmosphere. Instead, the CO2 is captured and can be piped to underground geological formations where it can be permanently sequestered.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  John G. Bloemer of Duke Energy has over twenty-nine years in the Power Generation Industry, holding various positions in Engineering, Staff, and Management roles.  Positions held in the General Engineering, Resource Planning, Power Services, Business Development Support, and Analytical Engineering departments, with areas of responsibility covering System Protection, Integrated Resource Planning, Emissions Compliance Planning (both Phase I & Phase II CAAA and CAIR/CAMR), Rate Case, Fuel Clause & CPCN Support, and Generation Project Development and Siting technical support functions.  John is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Mr. Bloemer obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northern Kentucky University, and a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, MS(EE) from the University of Cincinnati.  He has also attended and presented at many industry related seminars and forums throughout career.