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RCN Poster Abstracts

by | April 14, 2014
Category: News

From Monday, April 14 until Wednesday April 16 the following posters will be on display outside of Davis Auditorium in the CEPSR/Schapiro Center. On Wednesday at 12:30-1:30 there will be a poster session for presenters to talk more about their work. To expand the abstracts, click on the + next to the title. + Capturing […]

LCSE PhD student returns from firsthand experience of the carbon injection process in Iceland

by | March 7, 2014
Category: Blog
Yinghuang running the C14 tracer injection

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE) is pleased to welcome back Doctoral Student Yinghuang Ji, who recently returned from Iceland at the Carbfix geological carbon storage site. Ji’s project, “Tagging Carbon Dioxide to Enable Quantitative Inventories of Geological Carbon Storage” (PI. Klaus Lackner) otherwise known as the C14 project, funded by the US Department […]

Why build small?

by | February 28, 2014
Category: Blog

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy’s PhD alumnus Eric Dahlgren wrote a paper “Small Modular Infrastructure” with LCSE Director Klaus Lackner, along with Garrett van Ryzin and Caner Göçmen from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. It was recently selected for the Eugene L. Grant award for best paper in the Engineering Economist for […]

Paper by LCSE’s Dahlgren and Lackner selected for grant

by | February 25, 2014
Category: News

The paper “Small Modular Infrastructure” written by LCSE’s PhD Student Eric Dahlgren and Director Klaus Lackner, along with Garrett van Ryzin and Caner Göçmen from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, and published in the Engineering Economist in November 2013 was recently selected for the Eugene L. Grant award. The Grant award is given […]

Lackner article to be published in CCS book

by | December 20, 2013
Category: News

Klaus Lackner’s article “Capturing Carbon Dioxide From Air,” has recently been selected to be in a book titled Carbon Capture and Storage: CO2 Management Technologies, edited by Amitava Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., and to be published by Apple Academic Press and distributed by CRC Books, a division of Taylor and Francis. This article is from the first […]

Does Air Capture Constitute a Viable Backstop against a Bad CO2 Trip?

by | December 11, 2013
Category: News

A new article in Elementa by Newberry Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Scientist Wallace Broecker highlights Lackner’s Air Capture research and the need to narrow its wide range of cost estimates. The full article can be found here.

400 PPM: Can Artificial Trees Help Pull CO2 from the Air?

by | July 23, 2013
Category: News

A new article in Scientific American about Professor Lackner’s carbon capture tree has recently been written by David Biello. In the article, Biello sees up-close how the artificial tree works. The full article can be found here.

‘Artificial Trees’ as a Carbon Capture Alternative to Geoengineering

by | February 15, 2013
Category: News

A new article about Professor Lackner’s carbon capture research has just been published by Richard Schiffman in the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media. The full article can be found here.

Lenfest Center Helps Launches new Research Coordination Network focused on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

by | February 14, 2013
Category: News

On Thursday, February 14th, Professor Alissa Park kicked off the new National Science Foundation – Research Coordination Network (RCN) themed around Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). This 4 year award is designed to seed transformative research collaborations in CCUS that cross the boundaries of the natural sciences, engineering, and the social and economic sciences. […]

Carbon capture and greenhouses: A perfect match?

by | February 1, 2013
Category: News

In the video posted earlier, Prof. Lackner mentioned that captured carbon dioxide might be perfect for greenhouses. Don’t believe him? Take a look at the graph below showing how the material he has developed, once loaded with carbon dioxide, is able to release that carbon dioxide once it is exposed to a moist environment. (Click […]

New carbon capture video featuring Prof. Lackner and Allen Wright

by | February 1, 2013
Category: News

Last week’s cold spell may not have been good weather for picnics, but it was perfect weather for capturing carbon dioxide! Professor Klaus Lackner and Allen Wright took advantage of the ideal conditions by making a short video which demonstrates the carbon capture technology they’ve developed: a material that pulls carbon dioxide right out of […]

Professor Lackner’s research receives new publicity

by | February 1, 2013
Category: News

Journalist Richard Schiffman has just published two articles about Professor Klaus Lackner’s carbon capture research, and both pieces are expected to appear in more venues during the coming weeks. The full articles can currently be found at the following news outlets: The National Post: The Benefits of Carbon Capture and Storage The Earth Island Journal: […]

New LCSE Website Launched

by | January 8, 2013
Category: News

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Please feel free to click around and explore our newly renovated home.

Klaus Lackner quoted in the New York Times

by | January 7, 2013
Category: News

A recent New York Times article on air capture technology featured a quote from LCSE’s Professor Klaus Lackner. The full article can be found here.

Christoph Meinrenken’s research makes Bloomberg Top 10 list

by | January 7, 2013
Category: News

Associate Research Scientist Christoph Meinrenken’s recent carbon footprinting research has been selected by Bloomberg’s Andrew Winston as one of the Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012. Read more about it here!

LCSE on WQXR’s the Green Room

by | September 25, 2012
Category: News

Professor Klaus Lackner spoke at WCXR’s The Green Space about CO2 emissions and ignorance in the scientific field. He was joined by Professor Firestein, the chairman of biology at Columbia University and the author of Ignorance: How It Drives Science, and a group of Columbia scientists from many fields to discuss their research. Watch a […]

Professor Lackner’s work featured in National Geographic Magazine

by | August 6, 2012
Category: News

“Scrubbing the Skies” discusses carbon capture research, like Professor Lackner’s artificial tree. Read more here.