CORC CO₂ Research Talk with Jeffrey Reimer and Arun Majumdar
CORC invites researchers, policymakers, industry partners, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to participate in our monthly online CO₂ research talks. We are excited to announce the speakers for the October edition of the speaker series: Dr. Jeffrey Reimer and Dr. Arun Majumdar.
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Dr. Jeffrey Reimer: A Process-Informed View of Carbon Capture: Insights from Atoms and Molecules
Jeffrey Reimer is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. Read more about the Reimer Group.
In his talk, he will focus on the work of his research goup, which is developing materials that decarbonize the atmosphere. The Reimer group is part of a multinational collaboration that study solid adsorbent materials that capture of carbon dioxide from the air or the exhaust streams of industrial processes. Metal organic frameworks are one class of materials that may be designed for such purposes. The group develops and employs in-situ spectroscopic and diffraction methods to investigate how MOFs with coordinately unsaturated metal sites adsorb target gas molecules with high affinity and selectivity.
Dr. Arun Majumdar: CO2 Removal - What technologies can we use and what challenges confound us?
Arun Majumdar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Co-Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He recently assumed his new position as Dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainabiliy. In his talk in the CORC CO2 Research Talks series he will focus on net-zero emissions and what technologies should be in place to reach the Paris Agreement goal.
Net-zero-emissions is what everyone is talking about and striving for. But while governments, municipalities, companies, and even individuals are trying to reach the big 0, it’s becoming more apparent that we need to reduce below zero to even have a chance of keeping the temperature below 1.5°-2°C degrees. A global goal agreed upon by the UN in the Paris agreement of 2015. Calculations from the IPCC, The International Panel for Climate Change, show that by the end of this century we need to remove 6-20 gigatons of CO2 pr. year to make that goal happen. And we need to begin removing CO2 from the atmosphere already in 2030! What technologies can we use and what challenges confound us? One thing is certain – to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a gigaton-scale, we also need technology for removing carbon dioxide at a gigaton-scale.