The Role of Carbon Management in Confronting Climate Change

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The Role of Carbon Management in Confronting Climate Change
Thursday, November 2, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

The Paris Climate Agreement aims to hold warming well below 2°C, which depends on greenhouse gas emissions peaking soon and declining rapidly. While transitions to zero-carbon energy sources are pivotal to that goal, carbon capture and CO2 removal will be crucial to mitigating the emissions that remain.

This webinar will review what is needed to meet the Paris targets and what carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) can contribute towards doing so. Our speakers will reflect on the history and status of CCS technology, from applications in power plants and other industries as well as hydrogen production and carbon removal technologies. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will discuss their role in managing $20 billion of governments investments into these transformational technologies through demonstration facilities and other efforts.
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Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, Rice University and Faculty Scholar, Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies
Daniel Cohan is an associate professor of environmental engineering at Rice University and a faculty scholar in the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. He is a member of U.S. EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors and the International Energy Agency’s Electricity Security Advisory Board. Dr. Cohan is an author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and the book Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future (Yale University Press, 2022).

Howard J. Herzog, Senior Research Engineer, MIT Energy Initiative
Howard J. Herzog is a senior research engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative, where he works on sponsored research involving energy and the environment. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in chemical engineering at MIT. He has industrial experience with Eastman Kodak, Stone & Webster, Aspen Technology, and Spectra Physics. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and is the author of a book entitled Carbon Capture for the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. 

Dan Hancu, Division Director, Point Source Carbon Capture, U.S. DOE
Dan Hancu is the Division Director for Point Source Carbon Capture (PSC) at U.S. DOE. Dan has over 20 years’ experience in technical management and technology translation both in the public and private sector. During his tenure at GE, Dan developed deep technical expertise in CO2 separation and utilization, energy storage and emission control technologies. Dan worked at NETL as the carbon capture technology manager building diverse portfolios of projects in PSC as well as DAC. Dan is the author of over 30 patents, and 25 papers. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ch.E. from University of Pittsburgh.

Moderator: Kraig Kurucz, Senior Environmental Safety and Health Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space
Kraig is a Senior Environmental Safety and Health Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space in Sunnyvale, California and formerly served as a Director of the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation and 15 years on the Advisory Council to BAAQMD. He holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and a BS in Chemical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Kraig has managed Environmental Safety and Health for Intel Corporation, stack tested with Parsons Engineering, and performed pilot and utility scale combustion research for DOE and EPA with Energy and Environmental Research.