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- Professor, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
The entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, H2O, and CO2 has been experimentally demonstrated. The key component of the production process is a high-temperature solar reactor containing a reticulated porous ceramic (RPC) structure made of ceria, which enables the splitting of H2O and CO2 via a...
Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey
- Commandant, Naval District Washington
Rear Admiral Lindsey is a native of Phoenix, with 30 years of active service as a Naval Aviator. He has served in a variety of assignments, commanded both at sea and ashore, including his current post as the 89th Commandant of Naval District Washington.
In this talk, Rear Admiral Lindsey...
The December 2015 Paris climate deal marks a major turning point in the global debate about energy change. In its wake, societies around the world confront the pragmatic challenge of transforming the world's energy systems from bottom-to-top. This transformation raises profound and complex questions at the intersection of energy, carbon...
- Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics and Integrated Assessment of Global Change, Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Join us for an engaging discussion with Hadi Dowlatabadi on the rewards and lessons learned while working with companies and organizations who work toward carbon neutrality.
Dowlatabadi completed his PhD in physics at The University of Cambridge in 1984. He was awarded the Warren Weaver Fellowship in 1989 by The Rockefeller...
Makoto M. Watanabe
- Director, Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES), University of Tsukuba (UT)
- Project Director, New Business Promotion Dept., Denso Corporation
Japan has had a long history with algae research and development and the country is continuing to prove itself as a leader in advancing the field to this day. Algae fuels and products have reached new heights with the establishment of the Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES)...
- Director, The Forest Trust Americas
International corporations' drive for production and profit are often blamed as the cause of many of the world's environmental and social problems. Could they also be the solution? Over the last 15 years, The Forest Trust (TFT) has been working with international companies on how to use their supply chains to...
- Associate Director, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Given the potential of microalgae for recycling CO2 into bio-products coupled with the large number of coal-fired power plants in Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has tasked the University of Kentucky with determining the technical and economic feasibility of algae-based carbon capture and utilization in Kentucky. These efforts have led...
- PhD Candidate, Literature, Department of English, Arizona State University
Energy is the foremost question of the 21st century: is there enough of it? How should we use it? These questions are not unique to us. This talk will focus on how the modern conception of energy started in the 19th century and explore how writers in industrial Britain began...
- PhD Student, Arizona State University
Nuclear power has long been the object of wide-ranging activism and protest in Western nations. Using the history of anti-nuclear opposition in India from the 1970s to post-Fukushima to explore the role of science in democracy, Bhadra will show why democratization of nuclear power has not followed a similar trajectory...
- Co-Director, Forum for Climate Geoengineering Assessment
Due to the feckless response of the global community on climate policymaking, climate geoengineering has emerged as an increasingly viable option among commentators and some policymakers. One of the most widely discussed options is solar radiation management (SRM). While such techniques have the potential to serve as stopgap measures preceding...
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