Webinar 3: Recycling CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

by Arturo Herrera on June 24, 2015

July 28, 2015  1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT

Session 3 in the Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels webinar series will include the emerging technological possibilities for captured CO2 from waste streams (or directly from the atmosphere) and using it as a pre-concentrated carbon source to produce transportation fuels.

CO2-to-Fuels is a research trajectory where the policy risks are unknown because of its intersection with the complex politics of mitigating the risk of climate change and constructing carbon policy. Some think affordable CO2-to-fuels would be a major feat of science and engineering that is achievable – others question both achievability and the wisdom of a technology that recycles the carbon back to the fuels system. Join us on July 28th to participate in this discussion.

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by Arturo Herrera on June 10, 2015

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

 

The basic story of “electric power to combustible fuels” is that renewable energy technologies, especially at high penetration, will at times produce “low-value electrons” in the open market, creating the potential for arbitrage. Such “electrons” could be stored for use at a different time, stored in battery electric vehicles, or used to produce water (through, for example, reverse osmosis), or used to produce hydrogen, to name a few possibilities. Some of these conversations are happening, especially surrounding battery electric vehicles. However, other conversations are also important. For example, what if many of the electrons divert to the transportation sector, are we accelerating the combined transition or making it more challenging? Are we increasing economic efficiency? Would recycling waste CO2, as a carbon source to produce fuels, facilitate a combined transition, or impede one or the other?
Numerous issues arise with a greater coupling among the sectors, hence situating electric power-to-fuels as a jumping-off point for the following types of more general questions:
• Do current policy and business frameworks encourage and harness or impede arbitrage possibilities? Is there a need for policy support or will normal market forces suffice?
• Could increasing communication and awareness at the interfaces among stakeholder groups lead to greater responsiveness of the combined sectors?
• Are there more business and technology innovations at the intersection of the stationary power and transportation sectors that might add economic efficiency and accelerate the transition? Does envisioned policy actions support or impede such innovations?
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by Arturo Herrera on May 29, 2015

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REFF-Wall Street 2015 will be held at The Grand Hyatt, New York City, a landmark property with exceptional amenities and generous hotel services. Accommodations are available at the The Grand Hyatt at the special rate of $334 per room per night. This special rate is available through Monday, June 1, 2015.

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Urban Resilience Case Studies – Social, Ecological, Technological System Pairs

April 24, 2015

This is the second webinar in the “Along the Urban Path” four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as​ ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get […]

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The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels

April 24, 2015

Fri, May 29, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT LightSpeed Solutions and LightWorks at Arizona State University (ASU) hosted The Future of Sustainable Fuels Forum, a free four session webinar series, to engage all stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users) in online conversations about the future of transportation fuel production […]

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Cities, Bikes, & Things

April 17, 2015

Mon, May 11, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Join Island Press and The Security and Sustainability Forum as we continue to celebrate Bike Month! In this webinar, celebrated authors Carlton Reid and Mike Lydon delve deep into the policies and infrastructure that make roads bike-friendly, and how to involve the community to ensure […]

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How Can a Sustainability Degree Help Raise Your Career Trajectory?

April 10, 2015

Wed, May 1, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT This webinar identifies pathways to leadership, particularly looking at the sustainability degree as a tool in the toolbox to a career in a leadership role. Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations at Dell Computers held a meeting with the panelists; alumni from Portland State […]

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