Talk: Prof David Keith, "Capturing CO2 from the air"

Past Event

24 October 2011, 5:00pm

Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ

This event is hosted by the Oxford Geoengineering Programme

Speaker: Professor David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Abstract: Capturing CO2 from ambient air will always be more expensive than capturing from concentrated sources assuming that both facilities operate the same scale and face the same costs of capital, labour, energy and CO2 disposal, yet "air capture" may nevertheless be an important tool for managing carbon. I will describe technology for capturing CO2 from air being developed by Carbon Engineering, a start-up company. I will describe the engineering of the low-cost gas-liquid contactor and will address costing, technical risk, and results from a pilot facility who have commissions to test these risks.

This event is being held in LR3, Thom Building, Department of Engineering