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Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm
Cost $30

Carbon Dioxide Capture And Utilization (CCU) – Technology Opportunities And Challenges

A Comprehensive Overview of Carbon Management that will Provide the State-of-the Knowledge of On-going of the Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization Technology Development


The impact of rising carbon dioxide (CO2) level on the climate change is now taken seriously that is expected to stimulate global action to reduce CO2 emissions as well as finding economic ways to convert CO2 to value-added products in addition to utilizing CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and geologic sequestration. When the global demand for electricity increased from 8.3 million GWh in 1980 to 22.7 million GWh in 2012, the resulting annual CO2 emissions increased from 5.5 to 13.3 trillion tonnes. As such, the magnitude of CO2 emissions is so large, that all possible technologies must be considered to make a realistic impact in the foreseeable future namely: a) energy-efficiency in power generation and manufacturing; b) alternate fuels; c) renewable energy; d) CO2 capture and sequestration (CCS); and e) CO2 capture and utilization (CCU). The challenges associated with CO2 capture, transport, and storage have been well documented. Therefore, the conversion of captured CO2 to value-added products would eliminate CO2 transportation and geologic sequestration costs, and encourage more facilities to convert CO2 into a revenue generating products. There is a Window of Opportunity for innovative process and equipment designs for CO2 capture and conversion to high-value products for offsetting the costs of CO2 capture and conversion to products competitively. 

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive overview of on-going projects and to evaluate techno-economic opportunities and challenges for developing innovative technologies for abatement of CO2 emissions.

Why You Should Attend the Workshop and What You Can Expect

The workshop is intended for process and design engineers, managers, environmental engineers and decision makers in power and manufacturing industries. If you are seeking the awareness of the current technology status of CO2 capture and utilization, explore funding sources for new technologies and collaboration with on-going projects, then this workshop will provide the basic knowledge to pursue opportunities.

Workshop Outline

Topic Area 1: CO2 emissions from Power Generation and Manufacturing
Topic Area 2: Ongoing CO2 Capture Technology Developments
Topic Area 3: Ongoing CO2 Utilization Technology Developments
Topic Area 4: Economics of CO2 Capture and Utilization
Topic Area 5: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of CO2 Utilization
Topic Area 6: Heat and Mass Transfer Challenges in CO2 Capture and Utilization
Topic Area 7: Equipment Design: Challenges and Opportunities
Topic Area 8: Interfacing with the CO2 Sources
Q & A and Open Discussion



Dr. C. B. Panchal, E3Tec Service, LLC: After working for 25+ years at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Panchal founded E3Tec to better serve the industry with the focus on energy efficiency and process intensification. E3Tec has been pursuing utilization of captured CO2 with Grants from DOE-SBIR and ERA, Alberta Canada Round 1. E3Tec has developed Heat Integrated Reactive Distillation (HIRD) equipped with side reactors for conversion of CO2 to alkyl carbonates. Dr. Panchal holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK, and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay, India. He is a Fellow member of AIChE and was and active member of the AIChE Heat Transfer and Energy Division, now Transport and Energy Processes Division.

Richard D. Doctor, E3Tec Service, LLC: Chemical Engineer (P.E.) Northwestern University; investigates process design and economics for the full energy-chain analysis of fossil, nuclear and renewable power cycles using ASPEN® including systems retrofitted for carbon capture and sequestration. Chapter chair for the IPCC Special Report on CO2 Capture and Sequestration (2006.) Coming from a background with ARCO Oil, during his 32-year career at Argonne National Laboratory he led the DOE energy and environmental monitoring of the Great Plains Coal-gasification plant (a $2.2 Billion facility in Beulah, ND) including heavy interaction with regulatory agencies.