Opportunity in crisis: Ten surprising ways to use CO2 to produce valuable products at the gigatonne scale
Ambitious climate goals require large-scale CO2 emissions reductions and removal from the atmosphere. Utilising CO2 to produce economically valuable products might reduce the net costs of emission reductions and removals. This talk assesses the potential scale and cost of ten different utilisation pathways. We will consider pathways using CO2 in construction, chemicals and fuels, which have significant potential to reduce CO2 emissions, and limited potential for net CO2 removals from atmosphere. We will also review pathways that enhance CO2 uptake on land, increasing agricultural output and removing CO2 at scale over the medium-term. All pathways considered could scale to over 0.5 Gt CO2 utilisation annually.
Date: 30 April 2019, 17:00 (Tuesday, 1st week, Trinity 2019)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Gottman Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Speakers: Cameron Hepburn, Cameron Hepburn (Smith School, University of Oxford )
Organising department: Environmental Change Institute
Organiser: Anne L Ryan (Oxford Energy Coordinator)
Hosts: Professor Nick Eyre (Environmental Change Institute), Dr Philipp Grunewald (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Part of: Energy Colloquia Series
Booking required?: Recommended
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Audience: Public
Editor: Anne Ryan