CUCSD presentation on development, opportunities, and implications for air capture technology

We invite the Columbia University community and neighbors to join us Monday February 2nd at 1 PM for a presentation by Christophe Jospe, Chief Strategist for the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University

Mitigating the most severe effects of climate change requires that atmospheric concentrations of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) do not rise beyond unsafe limits. However, because of decades of inaction on emissions reductions and a failure to adequately price carbon or construct energy systems that decouples carbon emissions growth from economic growth, the world is committed to exceeding the “safe” threshold of 450 parts per million (ppm) as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In the best case scenario, the IPCC considers addressing climate change by transitioning the world’s energy infrastructure to one that is entirely carbon neutral, but foresees long periods where there is a net negative balance of CO2. A technology capable of capturing carbon dioxide at approximately 1000 times the effectiveness of biomass presents several key advantages to become a tool that could potentially scale to address the most difficult emissions to decarbonize and accelerate a carbon neutral economy. Christophe Jospe, former Seeple and chief strategist for the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, a new center at Arizona State University lead by former Columbia University professor Klaus Lackner, will discuss an overview of air capture technology, contextualize air capture within the carbon capture, utilization and storage industry, and provide into insight into the air capture deployment pathways at the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions.

Building and room TBA.