Tackling the climate crisis and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 are top priorities for the Biden Administration. How will the nation meet the ambitious plans the President has set forth? Key to the conversation is the deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs), which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or other sources.
To meet this challenge, Berkeley Lab has launched the Carbon Negative Initiative, which will address the basic science required to scale these technologies, develop new life-cycle analyses for integrating NETs into future decarbonized energy and industrial systems, and identify the most promising directions for future NET research.
Bill Collins, Director, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division
Overview of Berkeley Lab’s Carbon Negative Initiative
Deepika Awasthi, Project Scientist, Biological Systems and Engineering Division
Converting electrons and CO2 to biofuels and bioproducts
Hanna Breunig, Research Scientist, Sustainable Energy Systems Group
Techno-economic analysis for energy technologies
Bert de Jong, Lead, Computational Chemistry, Materials, and Climate Group
Machine learning and supercomputing for NETs
Hang Deng, Research Scientist, Energy Geosciences Division
Enhanced weathering for carbon capture and storage
Eugene Kim, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for direct air capture
A Q&A will follow the presentations.