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ERE Seminar: Daniel L. Sanchez (Carnegie Institution for Science) - "Carbon-negative energy systems"

November 7, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:20pm
Room 104, Green Earth Sciences Building, 367 Panama Street, Stanford

Daniel L. Sanchez | Carnegie Institution for Science

TITLE:Carbon-negative energy systems

ABSTRACT:Climate change mitigation requires gigawatt-scale deployment of low-carbon energy technologies, including carbon-negative technologies like bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations. There are few deployments of BECCS outside of niche markets, creating uncertainty about commercialization, optimal design, and sustainability at scale. Here, I present results on the deployment, design, and commercialization of BECCS in the United States. This work informs the engineering, industrial development, and public policy necessary for deep decarbonization globally.

BIO:Daniel L. Sanchez is a postdoctoral research scientist with the Carnegie Institution for Science. He is interested in deployment and commercialization of novel technologies for deep decarbonization of the energy system. Daniel studies research, development, and deployment needs using quantitative methods such as optimization, technology roadmapping, and energy systems modeling. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California-Berkeley, and a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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