Alstom U.S. President Amy Ericson to Deliver Keynote Address at Air Quality IX Conference

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GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota, announced today that Amy Ericson, President of Alstom in the United States, will deliver a keynote address during the EERC's upcoming Air Quality IX Conference.

The Air Quality IX Conference will be held October 21–23, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Air Quality IX is the nation's premier international conference on environmental topics associated with energy production.

Ericson was appointed Alstom's U.S. Country President in September 2013 and oversees the company's engagement with U.S. policy stakeholders while directly supporting its pursuit of new business opportunities in the areas of thermal and renewable power generation, rail transit, and electricity transmission and distribution.

Prior to her current position, Ericson served as Vice President of Product Platform Management for Alstom's global gas-fired power generation business. She has over 20 years of experience in the global energy industry, having held previous positions in several of Alstom's power generation businesses, as well as with ABB, DuPont, and ExxonMobil. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

"We are very pleased to have Amy Ericson join the esteemed lineup of presenters at this year's Air Quality Conference," said Gerald Groenewold, EERC Director. "As U.S. president of one of the largest power companies in the world, Ericson will provide conference attendees with a unique industry perspective regarding technology innovations in order to advance America's energy future," he said.

Ericson is one of 130 presenters from 29 states and 14 countries attending the Air Quality IX Conference. The conference technical program includes two streams of concurrent technical sessions, featuring topics such as, but not limited to, mercury control; policy, regulations, and health issues; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; gasification, natural gas, industrial systems, and unconventional emissions and control; measurement of hazardous air pollutants; and multipollutant emission control and nonmercury metals.

Air Quality IX is sponsored by the EERC, the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the Electric Power Research Institute, along with Collaborating Sponsor Calgon Carbon and Partnering Sponsors, FMC Environmental Solutions, Great Lakes Solutions (a Chemtura business), ADA-Carbon Solutions, Midwest Energy Emissions Corp, and the North Dakota Lignite Energy Council.

There is still time to register for the conference. Visit www.undeerc.org/AQ9 to access the online registration form and to find out more information about the technical program and exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. Held in 2011, Air Quality VIII attracted over 400 registrants representing 40 states, the District of Columbia, 20 countries, and four Canadian provinces.

CONTACT: Derek Walters, Marketing, Communications, and Outreach Manager (701) 777-5113, dwalters@undeerc.org

Source:Energy & Environmental Research Center(EERC)