September 28: What does it mean to close the carbon cycle?

8:15-9:00 Check-in and breakfast

9:00-9:15: Welcome, Klaus Lackner

9:15-10:45: How to move the climate needle in the right direction?

The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New Hope? Dan Bodansky

Nurturing New Technologies Across Multiple Valleys of Death, Mike Biddle

11:00-12:30: Energy transitions to a circular carbon economy

Getting energy transitions right, Clark Miller

Lessons from BP and the view ahead, Gary Dirks

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Solutions to manage and valorize carbon

Natural Technology: Closing The Carbon Cycle By Using The Carbon Cycle, Peter Byck

Air and Water Tolerant Electrochemical CO2 Capture and Release in Ionic Liquid, Dan Buttry

Achieving CO2 reduction targets at least cost: The role of legacy technologies, preventive action, and negative emissions, Sarang Supekar

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45: Approaches to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

An update of moisture swing driven air capture devices and the air capture ecosystem, Klaus Lackner

The production of a carbon neutral liquid hydrocarbon from air, Tony Marmont

Geospatial Considerations in a Fuels-from-Air Supply Chain Network, John Cirucci

5:00-6:30: Poster Session. Click here to read abstracts.

6:30-7:30: Dinner* ($25 for ASU community)

September 29: Fuel Conversions

8:15-9:00 Check-in and breakfast

9:00-9:15: Welcome, Anne Hauch


A decade of solid oxide electrolysis cells improvements at DTU, Anne Hauch

Carbon formation during conversion of CO2 to synthetic hydrocarbon fuels by means of electrolysis, Theis Skafte

Conversion of CO2 to fuel and back again using high temperature electrochemical cells and solar/wind power, Christopher Graves


Opportunities and challenges of electrochemical CO2 utilization using PEM electrolysis, Kendra Kuhl

Electrolysis without membranes, Dan Esposito

Solar thermochemical syngas production: state of the technology, scale, and economics, Ellen Stechel

12:30-1:30: Lunch


Converting Carbon Dioxide into Hydrocarbons using Nuclear Radiation, Peter Livingston

Negative Emissions Electrolytic H2 as Fuel or as a Feedstock for Hydrocarbon Production, Greg Rau

ClearValue Hydrogen Energy Economy, Richard Haase


Susteen Technologies, Sustainable Resources and Energy From Organic and Plastic Waste Through Efficient Thermo Chemical Conversion Solutions, Bruce Hillen

Valorizing CO2 with the photosynthetic factory, Bruce Rittman

Opportunities and Challenges for Carbon Dioxide Utilization with Algae Biotechnology, Peter Lammers

6:30-7:30: Dinner* ($25 for ASU community)

September 30: The Path Forward

8:15-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:45: How do we integrate into a sustainable infrastructure?

Potential Financing Methods for Commercialization, Timothy Langenkamp

The Legal Terrain for Direct Air Capture, Tracy Hester

11:00-12:30: Discussions of the fundamental science

Anne Hauch, Mogens Mogensen, Klaus Lackner, Bruce Rittman

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:30: Discussions of the techno-economics and scaling for technologies discussed at conference

Moderated by Bill Brandt

3:30-4:00: Closing discussions