Closing the Carbon Cycle: Fuels from Air


  • Old Main at Arizona State University 400 East Tyler Mall Tempe, AZ, 85281 United States

At the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris in 2015, the world agreed to attempt to hold warming to less than 1.5 degrees but at least hold the line at 2 degrees. Such targets imply strict limits on CO2 emissions and a deep decarbonization of all sectors of the economy and a move towards a future with a completely balanced carbon budget. With about half of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions resulting from dispersed or mobile sources combusting liquid fuels or natural gas, there is a strong motivation to preserve access to these convenient fuels by creating a circular carbon economy that closes the carbon cycle by producing liquid fuels or gas from renewable energy, water and carbon dioxide from air.

Since 2010, researchers at the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University, the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University, and Denmark Technical University have held an open annual meeting. Hear from leading experts in academia, start-ups, and established industries who will present on subject related material and take part in immersive discussions that cover the greatest challenges and opportunities of the field.

Please join the 7th annual “Closing the Carbon Cycle Conference” from September 28th-30th, 2016

 

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