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Fixing Climate Change with Air Capture

Sustainability Series

Klaus Lackner

  • Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
  • Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

Lackner, a physicist by training, has made many contributions to the field of carbon capture and storage, including early work on the sequestration of CO2 in silicate minerals, zero-emission power plant design, and being the first to suggest and research the artificial capture of CO2 from air to manage carbon emissions. He has held appointments at Columbia University and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Stabilizing the climate requires eliminating CO2 emissions, but decades of delays have placed the world on a trajectory that will overshoot safe limits of CO2 in the atmosphere. In this talk, Lackner will discuss how work at ASU's new Center for Negative Carbon Emissions can demonstrate how efficient and economical air capture of CO2 can become a technological fix to climate change.

Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.