Expert Series—4/23/24—Carbon Capture and Storage

Posted on Apr 24, 2024 | Deep Dialogues and Expert Series

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS), or Carbon Capture for short, has the potential to be a significant player in addressing climate change. In this talk, Howard Herzog, senior research engineer for the MIT Energy Initiative, first presented the fundamentals of how a CCS system works He then gave a brief history of CCS and looked at the different roles it can play as we move forward to address climate change. These roles include decarbonizing power and industrial plants, producing low-carbon hydrogen, and removing CO2 from the atmosphere (i.e., Carbon Removal). He then described the universe of Carbon Removal and highlighted some of the challenges it faces and conclude by discussing some of the current and proposed policies to incentivize carbon capture and carbon removal.

Howard Herzog is a Senior Research Engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative. Since 1989, he has been on the MIT research staff, where he works on research involving energy and the environment, with an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. He was awarded the 2010 Greenman Award by the IEAGHG “in recognition of contributions made to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies”.

The slides for the presentation are here and the video is here.

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