S&T Seminar Series

Technology for Carbon Dioxide Capture from Fossil Fuel Burning Industrial Plants

Presented by Dr. Phillip Koech

Community S&T Seminar Series
May 17, 2022 5:00pm

Global energy use is moving to renewable sources, however, this cannot provide enough power to achieve a carbon-free economy. Fossil fuel will continue to be a source of energy for the foreseeable future. Fossil fuels release gigatons of CO2 to the environment per year contributing to climate change. Human-induced climate change is evident from large wildfires, raising sea levels, and strong hurricanes. To mitigate these environmental effects, removal of CO2 from industrial emissions is required. Carbon capture is a process that removes CO2 released after burning fuel. We have developed a technology for CO2 capture using advanced liquids. Come learn how PNNL scientists are advancing CO2 capture towards commercial application.