Palestra American Corner – Volker Sick

Técnico - Campus Alameda

“Steps towards a Trillion Dollar CO2-Products Market”. - 14h - Anf. Abreu Faro.

Vai realizar-se mais uma palestra no âmbito do American Corner@Técnico, promovida em parceria com o Departamento de Engenharia Química (DEQ).

• 25 maio 2022, quarta-feira, 14h00

• Orador: Volker Sick (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research;  Director ‘Global CO2 Initiative’, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA).

• Título: “Steps towards a Trillion Dollar CO2-Products Market”.

• Resumo:
Carbon dioxide capture and utilization is an attractive opportunity to help address climate change effects and to provide continued access to essential carbon-based products. that are currently made from petroleum. This talk will present products that can be produced from CO2 and key challenges that include technical, societal, political, and economic aspects. Some emphasis is given on the need for consistent and transparent life cycle assessment and techno-economic assessment to provide guidance for decision makers and to ensure best outcomes for the environment and business. A trillion dollar market can be created for CO2-products over the next few decades and example for projected growth rates will be discussed.

• Moderadora: Isabel M. Marrucho (professora catedrática, DEQ/IST; CQE/MET).

Local: Edifício do Complexo Interdisciplinar, Anfiteatro Abreu Faro,