EPIC AgTech Energy Innovation Virtual Tour

About the Event

Attendees gained new insights through an immersive virtual tour experience!

During the March 26 event, attendees explored cutting-edge technologies for agriculture. They joined the California Energy Commission and the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster for the EPIC AgTech Energy Innovation Virtual Tour.

Attendees gained insight into opportunities to transform the state’s robust food and agricultural landscape to be more energy-efficient, affordable, and resilient. Next, they traveled alongside technology developers for a series of virtual demonstrations and tours across the state to see up-and-coming cleantech for California’s agricultural, food and beverage processing, and dairy industries. Finally, they connected about future projects and partnerships.

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Agenda and Presentations

Join the California Energy Commission and the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to explore cutting-edge agricultural technologies. Gain insight into opportunities to transform the state’s robust food and agricultural landscape to be more energy-efficient, affordable, and resilient. Next, travel alongside technology developers for a series of virtual demonstrations and tours across the state to see up-and-coming cleantech for California’s agricultural, food and beverage processing, and dairy industries.

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9:00 AM
9:00 AM
- 9:05 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, will share the CEC’s commitment to advancing clean and resilient energy technology innovation in the agricultural sector.

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9:05 AM
9:05 AM
- 9:15 AM

Keynote Remarks

Join the Dean of Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University, Fresno, Dr. Dennis Nef as he provides keynote remarks.

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9:15 AM
9:15 AM
- 9:35 AM

Overview – Opportunities for AgTech

In this “mainstage” session, representatives from the California Energy Commission, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster will share how their respective programs are driving innovation in California and how that innovation is improving the bottom line for the food and agricultural operations across the state. 

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9:35 AM
9:35 AM
- 11:30 AM

How Innovation is Cultivating Agricultural Resiliency

As California continues to experience drought conditions and other challenges, growers are turning to data analytics and other technologies to determine how to make their operations more resilient, sustainable, and cost competitive. In this track, technology developers will demonstrate how their products can be leveraged by California growers that are rethinking operations for a more efficient and resilient future. Following the session, please stay for an opportunity to participate in networking with presenters and other attendees and for closing remarks.

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9:35 AM
9:35 AM
- 11:30 AM

Food Processing is Ushering in a New Era of Decarbonization

California’s food and beverage processing industry is one of the state’s largest energy users and is a large producer of greenhouse gas emissions. Technology developers will share how food and beverage processors can accelerate decarbonization and clean energy adoption through new innovative technologies. Following the session, please stay for an opportunity to participate in networking with presenters and other attendees and for closing remarks.

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9:35 AM
9:35 AM
- 11:30 AM

How the Dairy Industry is Leading the Way in Clean Energy

California’s dairy farms have become global leaders in creating environmental and economical resilient practices. Technology developers will showcase new sustainable solutions for helping California dairy farms thrive. Following the session, please stay for an opportunity to participate in networking with presenters and other attendees and for closing remarks.

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Registration is Now Closed

Registration for this event is now closed, however we encourage you to visit the California Energy Commission’s Epic Program Page to sign up for updates and learn about future events!

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