Day 4: Energy & carbon emissions
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The issue of 'Energy & carbon emissions - Technologic and economic measures to mitigate emissions' will be presented and discussed.
The energy infrastructure of today predominantly relies on the use of fossil fuels; the associated carbon dioxide emission has a serious and world-wide impact on climate. Several approaches have been suggested to facilitate the transition to a sustainable society, among others carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, and new CO2 re-utilization (CCU) processes to make carbon-containing fuels in a cyclic way.
In the CCS approach the focus lies on development of novel combustion technologies to reduce emissions in combination with cost-effective means to capture CO2. The CCU approach opts for so-called CO2-neutral fuels, i.e. carbon-containing fuels which are synthesized from combustion products. The energy required to reverse the combustion reactions has to come from sustainable energy sources, which in effect makes CCU a means to store sustainable energy in chemical bonds.
The day will start with the view of former Shell CEO Jeroen van de Veer on challenges and potentials in energy and climate. Then experts will discuss the status and technology challenges for the CCS and CCU routes, where also scalability is an essential factor. Also economic mechanisms are discussed as they are important to mature novel technology. One question concerns the impact of the emission trading system (ETS) on the transition to a sustainable society. Also the necessity to reduce CO2 emissions will be discussed.
|10h30||Reception with coffee/tea|
Welcome & Introduction morning session
|Hans van Duijn - Rector Magnificus TU/e|
|11h10||Energy, climate and long term strategies|
|Jeroen van der Veer- Former CEO Royal Shell, Rotterdam Climate Initiative, Platform Bèta Techniek, Supervisory Council TU Delft|
|11h45||Discussion with audience|
|13h30||Introduction afternoon session|
|Geert Verbong - TU/e|
|13h45||Carbon Dioxide Capture & Utilization in the Green Economy|
|Peter Styring - University of Sheffield|
|14h30||Economic factors of the energy transition|
|Sjak Smulders - University of Tilburg|
|Assessment of Climate-Change Risks by the IPCC - The necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions|
|Arthur Petersen - VU University Amsterdam|
|16h30||General discussion with audience|
|17h00||Closure by chair|
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