Free lecture and air capture
When: 26 October, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
with reception at 7.45pm
Location: Institution of
Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H
- Professor Klaus Lackner, Lenfest Center for
Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia
University, New York
- Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment,
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
There is growing recognition that our efforts to curb
our emissions of greenhouse gases are failing.
Furthermore, governments across the world continue to
struggle with the challenge of reaching a binding
agreement that will keep the global mean temperature
rise below the 2°C threshold.
As a result, it is becoming ever more important for
us to seek ways of radically accelerating emissions
reduction while simultaneously exploring with urgency
the full range of tools we can use to tackle global
One controversial technology, known as air capture,
could extract carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the
atmosphere. Although in the early stage of development,
there is a growing interest in the contribution
that could be made from air capture machines such as
artificial trees which would facilitate both carbon
removal and carbon recycling.
Professor Klaus Lackner is a pioneer of artificial
tree technology and Dr Tim Fox a leading thinker in this
area. Their lecture will examine the role that such a
tool can play in tackling the challenge of global
warming and provide a live demonstration of CO2 removal,
returning atmospheric air to its pre-industrial carbon
condition. They will outline what might be possible from
an engineering point of view and explore how, where and
when deployment could take place.
If you and your guests
would like to attend this lecture, please contact
Richard Campbell on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0207 304 6833.