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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Innovative Carbon Management Pathways for a Sustainable Future


June 10-11, 2017


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Ming Gao & Daniel Sutter

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This GRS is the first one in the series of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.

The 2017 GRS-CCUS will focus on areas including the next-generation carbon capture technologies, state-of-the-art carbon utilization and conversion research, progressive carbon storage advances, up-to-date process optimization, social science research on the public perception of CCUS, and relevant market/policy considerations. This seminar is not only aimed at bringing young scientists involved in climate research together with cutting edge technologies, but will also offer career guidance for young professionals with profound mentorship sessions. The collegial atmosphere with open discussions, interactive poster presentations and outdoor activities is expected to promote extensive collaborations within the CCUS community.

This GRS-CCUS will be held in conjunction with a Gordon Research Conference on the same topic (GRC-CCUS). Ideas and outcomes of individual contributions and of the discussions in GRS-CCUS are envisioned to be passed onto GRC-CCUS to foster multi-directional communications between students, faculty and industrial researchers.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage: Making Fossil Fuels Great Again?
Discussion Leader: Daniel Sutter (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmBerend Smit (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
"Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage: Making Fossil Fuels Great Again?"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCarbon Capture and Storage
Discussion Leaders: Kosan Roh (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea) and Anna Harrison (University College London, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmYe Yuan (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"CO2 Absorption Rate in Semi-Aqueous Monoethanolamine for CO2 Capture"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmRebecca Siegelman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Controlling Cooperative CO2 Adsorption in Diamine-Appended Mg2(dobpdc) Frameworks"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmChenglong Hou (Zhejiang University, China)
"Direct Air Capture of CO2 by a Moisture Swing Sorbent"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmSimeon Agada (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"The Impact of Energy Systems Demands on Pressure Limited CO2 Storage in the Bunter Sandstone"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmCharlotte Garing (Stanford University, USA)
"Pore-Scale Investigations into the Stability of Residual CO2"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCarbon Conversion, Utilization and CCUS Policy
Discussion Leaders: Alexander Forse (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and Chengchuan Zhou (Columbia University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amSahag Voskian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Electrochemical Swing Process for Carbon Capture"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amSteven Ahn (Brown University, USA)
"Electroreduction of CO2 at Dentritic and Porous Copper Foams"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amDaniel Torelli (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Discovery of New Electrocatalysts for the Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amAmmar Abu Fara (University of Newcastle, Australia)
"Direct Aqueous Carbonation of Heat-Activated Lizardite: Effect of Particle Size Distribution and Liquid/Solid Ratio"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amTimothy Bartholomew (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
"Energy and CO2 Emission Penalties Associated with Geologic Carbon Storage Brine Management"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Michele Sarazen (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Mentorship and Career Guidance"
  • Mobae Afeworki (ExxonMobil, USA)
  • Ryan Lively (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Charlotte Garing (Stanford University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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