State of the Art: Innovations in CO2 Capture and Use

State of the Art: Innovations in CO2 Capture and Use

Imagine if the carbon dioxide that emerges from smokestacks at power and industrial plants could be put to a productive use.

U.S. companies are already investing in new technologies to capture and re-use carbon emissions in innovative ways, including jet fuel and automobile seats. Spurred by the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, researchers are exploring even more uses, such as transforming carbon emissions into algae biofuels and building materials. Other researchers are exploring ways to capture carbon directly from the atmosphere.

Join us at this free, public event where experts will provide an update on these breakthrough technologies, and lawmakers will discuss ways to speed up their deployment.

September 14, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902





Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)

Bill Brown, Chief Executive Officer of NET Power

Dr. Marcius Extravour, Director, Energy, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE 

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David Greeson, Vice President of Development, NRG Energy

Bob Perciasepe, President, C2ES

Additional speakers may be added