Beyond Carbon Neutral Seminar Series: Mark Barteau, University of Michigan Energy Institute

Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Michigan League, 911 N. University, Henderson Room, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dr. Mark Barteau, Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, will give a talk on “Carbon Dioxide Removal and the Beyond Carbon Neutral Initiative”

Global temperatures are rising as a result of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions reduction targets of the Paris climate agreement will slow, but not stop this process. To slow climate change, we must actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. A variety of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) processes have been advanced, but almost all suffer from questions of scalability, cost, and societal acceptance.  This talk will examine the current state of the field, and discuss the work of University of Michigan faculty and students as part of the Energy Institute’s Beyond Carbon Neutral initiative. The goal of this initiative is to increase the rate of negative emissions of greenhouse gases, to combat climate change.  ​