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Project Title: Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

PIN: DELS-BASCPR-16-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources
Ocean Studies Board
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology

Thomas, Katherine C

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Earth Sciences; Energy and Energy Conservation; Environment and Environmental Studies; Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Webinar on Direct Air Capture
October 5, 2017 - October 5, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Michael Hudson
Phone: 2023342583
Fax: 2023342583


Committee on Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

Webinar: October 5, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM (Eastern)

Direct Air Capture

Webinar objective: to provide an introduction to Direct Air Capture (DAC) as a carbon dioxide removal approach, specifically panelists will explore the limitations, appropriate scale, and future cost of DAC technology. Panelists will describe technological readiness, current research needs, and potential environmental impact.


10:00 AM Opening Remarks
Jennifer Wilcox, Committee Member

10:10 AM Perspectives from Thought Leaders of Direct Air Capture
Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University
David Keith, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applies Sciences
Peter Eisenberger, Columbia University

10:55 AM On the Path to Commercial-Scale Approaches to Direct Air Capture
Jan Wurzbacher – Climeworks
Alina Chanaewa – Skytree
Eric Ping – Global Thermostat
Geoff Holmes – Carbon Engineering

11:35 AM Discussion

12:00 PM Q&A

12:10 PM Adjourn Webinar

Discussion Participants
Phil Renforth – Cardiff University
Geoff Holmes – Carbon Engineering
Greg Dipple – University of British Columbia
Niall Mac Dowell – Imperial College of London
Roger Aines - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

NOTE FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academies' Report Review Committee and the NAS president before it is considered an official Academies report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person's future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report is therefore also premature.