Renowned carbon capture technology expert Klaus Lackner to speak at Penn State

October 23, 2019

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.

Klaus Lackner in his laboratory at Arizona State University.

Renowned carbon capture technology expert Klaus Lackner, director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University, will speak at the EarthTalks series at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in 112 Walker Building.

IMAGE: Arizona State University

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.

EarthTalks is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, the Power and Energy Systems Transitions Laboratory, and the Center for Climate Risk Management

Last Updated October 23, 2019