(Updated Nov 6th, 2014)
"Commercially valuable chemicals from CO2"
by: Arun Raju, Assistant Researcher
Several technology options to convert CO2 into higher value fuels and chemicals are currently available, including well known processes for methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) production. However, these processes are commercially feasible under very few circumstances and the search for improved technologies is ongoing. In addition to potentially improving the economic viability of Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects, converting CO2 into commercially valuable products will also improve the economic viability of renewable and non-renewable carbon-based energy production by creating additional revenue streams, while significantly decreasing net Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This talk will focus on research efforts involving two new catalysts that are designed for the bi-reforming (reforming in the presence of steam and CO2) of methane to produce synthesis gas.
Dr. Arun Raju has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Riverside with a focus on gasification and related processes. He has experience in research related to synthetic fuels and chemicals production (Fischer-Tropsch liquids, SNG, DME, etc), and power generation via gasification based pathways, including waste to energy processes. His research at CE-CERT focuses on energy systems analysis, CO2 utilization, life cycle analysis and techno-economic evaluation and optimization of energy conversion pathways. Before joining CE-CERT, Arun was the Director of Research at Viresco Energy, LLC and later served as the Director of Technology Development at Combustion Associates, Inc.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014.
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Social Hour and Dining
7:00 p.m. After-Dinner Program
The Luxe Seafood & Grill Buffet, 701 N Milliken Ave., Unit D, Ontario, CA 91764 (just north of I-10 next to Denny’s) (www.theluxebuffet.com)
$25 for everybody. You must purchase your own beer or wine..
Food: Very wide variety, in buffet setting.
Please make your reservation by November 17th by sending an e-mail reservation to email@example.com or calling Alan Benson at (909) 724-9029, or firstname.lastname@example.org or call Greg Smith at (951) 310-7722.