To meet the challenges of increased energy demand and waste management, we must move to an atom economy where every atom is utilized in the best possible manner. To achieve that goal, a fundamental understanding of the underlying mechanisms and processes of energy and waste generation is necessary. Furthermore, if we consider where the world stands today in terms of energy use and where it will be in 100 years, there is a significant challenge to meet the expected demand in a more CO2-neutral way. Therefore, a primary objective for new energy technology development must be to produce carbon-free energy through the advancement of technologies that use both conventional and alternative sources.
The demand for energy is growing and with it are the challenges associated with meeting the burgeoning demand. Energy consumption is expected to double over the next 40 years, placing an even heavier burden on existing feedstocks and an already CO2-dense atmosphere.Governments, environmentalists, and consumers alike seek a viable, economical, and carbon-neutral alternative to present-day fuel sources.
Professor Dr. Marco J. Castaldi is at the forefront of research into how CO2 can be used to efficiently convert solid carbon feedstocks such as biomass to viable energy products and thereby meet all of those objectives. His research centers on moving to an atom economy where every atom is used in the best possible manner.
During this one-hour webinar, Castaldi will reveal data on the relationship between gasification medium, feedstock selection, and major chemical species evolution. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the impact of pretreatment on biomass. For example, a comparison of gaseous products evolved during gasification and pyrolysis between torrefied versus virgin biomass will be shown. These experimental results will be presented and discussed in the context of understanding the optimal operating conditions from a theoretical standpoint. Finally, it will be shown how CO2 can adjust the products of gasification and fast pyrolysis to a desired output. This process allows the decoupling of the biomass feedstock from the final product.
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Who Should Attend:
Dr. Marco Castaldi
Dr. Marco Castaldi currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of The City College (CCNY) of City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to joining CCNY, he was Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Earth & Environmental Engineering Department. Professor Ca... More info