UMN SUNgas - A Vision for Renewable Fuels
6:30pm: Doors open
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Van Vleck Auditorium
116 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis
Turning fossil fuel into energy is easy--you just burn it and live with the carbon dioxide byproduct. What if we could reverse the process and turn carbon dioxide back into fuel? Join mechanical engineering professor Jane Davidson, who will present her research team's efforts to solve one of the world's most pressing challenges: the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously meeting an exploding global demand for energy. Davidson will discuss the potential of using concentrated solar energy to produce synthetic hydrocarbons that have properties equivalent to what we are deriving from petroleum today.
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