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Chemical Fuels in a Carbon Neutral Energy System

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
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Virtual / Online
Posted by Paul Wissmann

Chemical Fuels in a Carbon Neutral Energy System

Mitigating climate change necessitates stopping net carbon dioxide emissions within the coming decades. Part of this transition requires moving from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas to renewable power sources to meet our electricity needs. However, with the exception of geothermal, renewables are largely non-dispatchable. Intermittencies in wind, solar, and hydropower lead to duck curves, necessitating a fossil fuel baseload to meet demand. Completely decarbonizing electricity generation thus requires energy storage across hours, days, and seasons. This presentation examines how fuels can help bridge that divide, evaluating the different options available to us and constructing a renewable, carbon neutral, and scalable system of fuel generation and consumption.

Dr. Samuel M. Goodman is a chemical engineer by training, earning his doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder after his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Following graduate school, Dr. Goodman completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences and was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense. He is currently an analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Dr. Goodman currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Ashley, where they enjoy cooking and spending time outside together.

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