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Going carbon negative: What are the technology options?

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Associate Professor in Energy and Process Engineering, Cranfield University

I'm a climate warrior who believes that achieving our climate commitments requires immediate action. We can do this by deploying green energy technologies and building world-leading engineering...

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Why do we need negative emission technologies?

We set ourselves an ambitious goal - to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and keep the global mean temperature below 1.5C.

Yet, there are some industries that are now difficult to decarbonise, such as steelmaking, cement production, transportation. Yes, we do develop technologies to decarbonise these industries! Don't get me wrong.

But will we be able to do it on time?

You can say that we develop NETs as a safety net.

In case the deployment of renewables, carbon capture, nuclear and hydrogen lags behind the targets, we may need to deploy NETs at scale.

But what if NETs can produce climate-neutral CO2 at prices competitive to the CO2 of fossil origin?

Want to collaborate to make it happen? Contact me today!

Want to learn more about technology options? Here's a great report from IEA: 



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