On the Path to a Net-zero Carbon Economy

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On the path to a net-zero carbon economy: carbon capture, utilization and storage

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Dr. Don Lawton, Carbon Management Canada and the University of Calgary

Climate change is a global threat with rising temperatures caused by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, linked mainly to the combustion of fossil fuels. Canada, along with many other nations, has committed to a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and at the April 2021 U.S. Climate Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau stated that Canada would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030. Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) offers a suite of technologies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions that promise one pathway to this new economy. Carbon capture removes carbon dioxide from flue gases at industrial facilities or even directly from the air. The captured CO2 can be converted to useful products or stored permanently deep underground. This presentation will focus on the opportunities and potential barriers for implementing these technologies at a large scale in Canada.

Don Lawton is the Director of the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) at Carbon Management Canada (CMC) and is Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Calgary. He currently leads a research and commercialization program for verifying secure storage of CO2 in carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. He was a co-recipient of an NSERC and Conference Board of Canada University/Industry Synergy Award in 2000, was awarded the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Medal in 2000 and received Honorary Membership in the Society in 2014.

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A link to join the Zoom webinar will be sent to each participant the day before the event.

This presentation will be in English - simultaneous translation available:


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