Energy and Resource Group – UC Berkeley
DATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
TIME: 4:00 P.M.
PLACE: 126 Barrows Hall
TITLE: Carbon-negative Energy Systems
DESCRIPTION: Climate change mitigation requires gigawatt-scale deployment of low-carbon energy technologies, including carbon-negative technologies like bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations. There are few deployments of BECCS outside of niche markets, creating uncertainty about commercialization pathways and sustainability at scale. Here, I present results on the deployment, design, and commercialization of BECCS in the United States. This work informs the engineering, public policy, and industrial development necessary for deep decarbonization globally.
Daniel L. Sanchez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Energy and Resources Group and a researcher in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California-Berkeley. He is interested in quantitative analysis to inform public policy, focusing on bioenergy and climate policy. Daniel has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources and a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania