The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


Negative Emission Technologies – Community Launch Event

March 13, 2013 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Royal Academy of Engineers, London
Jenni McDonnell (ESKTN)

ESKTN in collaboration with Oxford Geoengineering will be hosting an event to launch the new Negative Emission Technology Community on the 13th March at the Royal Academy of Engineers in London.

The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.

The Negative Emission Technology group has been established to stimulate and support the development of Negative Emission Technologies. Negative Emission Technologies are the deliberate manipulation of the environment to combat or counteract climate change. They are technologies which remove CO2 from the atmosphere in an attempt to avoid climate tipping points which would otherwise be triggered by the emissions that have already been produced.

Due to the nascent state of these technologies there are many challenges that still need to be addressed including; technical capacity and scalability, controllability, side effects, energy requirement and cost. It is hoped that by raising awareness of the potential for NET in meeting the UK’s carbon reduction targets future collaborations will solve these challenges and create new opportunities for the UK.

This event will provide your business/organisation with an overview of potential for NETs in the UK and will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities

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