Achieving Climate Goals by Capturing Atmospheric Carbon and Storing it Safely

ACS Webinars

Polymers and their composites can help accomplish our climate goals by capturing carbon dioxide air through a number of different methods. The challenge is making sure the process is safe.

Join Emily Pentzer of Texas A&M University, and Johnann Plank of the Technical University of Munich as they discuss how polymer-ionic liquid nanomaterials have been used for carbon capture as well as the technical aspects involved in the CO2 disposal on carbon capture and storage (CCS) wells. Discover how to rapidly and selectively isolate carbon dioxide as well as the challenge sealing off wells underground.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Laura Stratton of Polymer Chemistry Innovations and co-produced with the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.

What You Will Learn

  • How polymers can be used to reduce atmospheric CO2
  • Approaches to encapsulating CO2-absorbing liquids and safely sealing off CCS wells Geological requirements and injection process into underground formations
  • The ongoing challenges and needs in using soft matter for carbon capture
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Emily Pentzer
Texas A&M University

Johann Plank
Chair for Construction Chemistry,
Technical University of Munich

Laura Stratton
Director of Science and Technology,
Polymer Chemistry Innovations

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