UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many solutions to climate change focus on reducing carbon dioxide emissions to prevent global temperatures from rising to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. But what if it were possible to take carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere and store it in the ground? Renowned carbon capture technology expert Klaus Lackner will discuss this possibility at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in 112 Walker Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The talk is free and open to the public.
Renowned carbon capture technology expert Klaus Lackner to speak at Penn State
Lackner is director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Among his research interests are closing the carbon cycle using carbon capture technology, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, and innovative energy and infrastructure systems.
Lackner’s presentation is part of the fall 2019 EarthTalks series, “The Dynamics of Deep Decarbonization.” EarthTalks is a semester-long interdisciplinary seminar series that seeks to engage the University and broader community in examining some of the complex environmental challenges facing the world today. The series runs every Monday through Nov. 18 in 112 Walker Building.