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Symposium EN13-Climate Change Mitigation Technologies

Negative emissions technologies to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is an important part of the climate responses. Technologies as a means to remove CO2 or other greenhouse gases from the earth’s atmosphere is now even more crucial to limit total global warming below two degrees Celsius. Technical approaches to capture CO2 from air involve membranes and absorbents. The goal of this symposium is to address the challenges in scientific and technical understanding and the research needed for negative emission technologies up to scale by bringing experts from leading industries, federal government, academia, institutes and national laboratories from around the world. More specifically, this symposium will explore emerging negative emission technologies such as direct air or ocean capture of CO2, direct air capture of methane and other greenhouse gases, enabling capturing, storing and re-use technologies, materials, methods, chemistries, and reuse of chemicals for sustainability of proposed methods. Removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, deployment of negative emissions technologies and their potential physical and economic limitations are also of interest.

Topics will include:

  • Removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere; chemical-looping
  • Carbon captured from combustion or synthesized hydrocarbons
  • Amine and other absorbents; membranes; ionic liquids; chemisorption
  • Direct air capture of methane technologies
  • Chemical reactions, extraction of the carbon dioxide
  • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
  • Emerging carbon storage methods; carbon mineralization technologies
  • Recycling and removal of carbon from the atmosphere, carbon management
  • Carbon engineering, negative emission technologies and their economics

Invited Speakers:

  • Edda Aradottir (Reykjavik Energy, Iceland)
  • Christoph Beuttler (Climeworks, Switzerland)
  • Chris Busch (Energy Innovation, USA)
  • Ken Caldeira (Stanford University, USA)
  • Sue Carter (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Paul Fennell (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Shigenori Fujikawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Chris Greig (Princeton University, USA)
  • Selmiye Gursel (Sabanci University, Turkey)
  • Carlos Haertel (Climeworks, Germany)
  • John Holmes (The National Academy of Sciences, USA)
  • Andrew Jones (U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
  • Etsushi Kato (The Institute of Applied Energy, Japan)
  • Michelle Kidder (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Nathan Lewis (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Zhimin Liu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Sean McCoy (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Alton Romig (The National Academy of Engineering, USA)
  • Miles Sakwa-Novak (Global Thermostat, USA)
  • Paul Sanberg (The National Academy of Inventors, USA)
  • Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
  • Xin Sun (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Vijay Swarup (ExxonMobil, USA)
  • Simon Weston (ExxonMobil, USA)
  • Jennifer Wilcox (U.S. Department of Energy—Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mihri Ozkan
University of California, Riverside
USA

Radu Custelcean
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
USA

Klaus Lackner
Arizona State University
USA

Susan Rempe
Sandia National Laboratories
USA

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