Reactive CO₂ Capture: Process Integration for the New Carbon Economy Workshop Proceedings

Find presentations and other information from the Reactive CO2 Capture: Process Integration for the New Carbon Economy workshop held Feb. 18–19, 2020. 

This workshop was sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Day 1: Feb. 18

Reactive CO2 Capture: Process Integration for a New Carbon Economy — Peter Agbo, LBNL, Sarah Baker, LLNL, Todd Deutsch, NREL, Doug Kauffman, NETL, and Josh Schaidle, NREL

Benefits and Challenges for CO2 Capture and Utilization: The Need for Integration — Bill Tumas, NREL, and Roger Aines, LLNL

Carbon Recycling: Delivering Fuels and Chemicals Using Above Ground Carbon Sources — Sean Simpson, LanzaTech

Poster Session

Simultaneous CO2 Capture and Reactive Nitrogen Removal with a Continuous-Flow One-Step Supercritical Water Reactor — Youngho Shin, Argonne National Laboratory

Dual Function Materials for DAC and Point-Source CO2 Capture and Conversion to Fuels — Martha Arellano-Trevino, Columbia University, Chae Jeong-Potter, Roberto Farrauto, NREL

Direct Air Capture of CO2 in a Circular Carbon Economy — Arizona State University

Electrochemical Extraction and Conversion of CO2 from Seawater — Ibadilla Digdaya, Ian Sullivan, Meng Lin, Lihao Han, Sophia Cheng, Harry Atwater, Chengxiang Xiang, California Institute of Technology

Electrocatalytic Reduction of COusing Flow Cells with Gas Diffusion Electrodes — Yingying Chen, Ashlee Vise, Cole Dilery, Jack Ferrell, Fred Baddour, Guido Bender, Ellis Klein, Wilson Smith, KC Neyerlin, Todd Deutsch, NREL

Transforming Our Understanding of Methanation: One-Step CO2-Conversion in Microbial Electrolysis Cells — Jose Rodrigo Quejigo, Matteo Cociancich, Nitant Patel, Aleksandra Pesic, Zachary Pinder, Felix Popp, Manuel Horl, Doris Hafenbradl, Electrochaea

Microwave Active Conductive Metal Oxides for CO2 Dry Reforming of Methane — Chris M. Marin, NETL, Douglas R. Kauffman, Leidos Research Support Team

Managing Selective C-H Bond Formation with CO2 — Louise A. Berben, University of California

Recent Electrocatalyst Work at NETL — Thuy-Duong Nguyen-Phan, NETL, Douglas R. Kauffman, Leidos Research Support Team

A Carbon Molecular Sieve Membrane-Based Reactive Separation Process for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture — Mingyuan Cao, Linghao Zhao, Dongwan Xu, Theodore T. Tsotsis, University of Southern California; Secgin Karagoz, Patricia Pichardo, Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis, University of California; Richard J. Ciora Jr., Doug Parsley, Paul K.T. Liu, Media and Process Technology Inc.

Carbon-Negative and Dollar-Positive — Volker Sick, University of Michigan

Day 2: Feb. 19

CO2 Capture Systems and Opportunities for Process Intensification — David Miller, NETL

Exploring the Chemical Synergies Between Capture and Conversion of CO2 — David Heldebrant, PNNL

Integrating CO2 Utilization into a Full System: Exciting Opportunities for New Innovation — Etosha Cave, Opus 12

Acid-Based Chemistry for Integrated COCapture and Conversion — Matthew Kanan, Stanford University

About the Workshop

The Reactive CO2 Capture: Process Integration for the New Carbon Economy workshop, hosted by NREL in Golden, Colorado, focused on efforts to establish a circular carbon economy by identifying strategies for merging CO2 capture and CO2 conversion systems into an integrated “reactive capture” strategy. The workshop's scope included integration of CO2 separation and conversion in one step, integration of separation and conversion in one reactor, and process intensification in the pathway from carbon capture to CO2-derived products.

Discussions for achieving these goals spanned the full spectrum of scientific fields, from biological carbon capture and mitigation via biofuels synthesis, to physical/chemical adsorbent technologies and electrochemical/thermal CO2 reduction. Discussions were facilitated with the goal of defining what a successful approach for reactive capture must entail in technical, environmental, and economic contexts.

Read the workshop summary report.

Joshua Schaidle

Catalytic Carbon Transformation Platform Lead