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Posted on on May 3rd, 2010
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H2O/CO2 splitting. This event is free, but RSVPs are required. To register, please email Carey Russell ( crussell at or visit:


and the RISO DTU, Roskilde, Denmark.

Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division & The Danish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Academy,

Sustainable Fuels from CO2, H2O, and Carbon?Free Energy

Tuesday May 4, 2010

Faculty House, President’s Room Suite, Columbia University, New York, NY

West 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive

What technologies can be used to recycle CO2 into carbon?neutral liquid hydrocarbon fuels

(synthetic gasoline, diesel, alcohols, etc) using renewable or nuclear energy?  What is the state?of?the?art?

At what prices can such fuels be produced?  Can they compete against fossil fuels and biofuels?

9:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Klaus Lackner (Columbia University) and Mogens Mogensen (Risø National Laboratory)

9:50 am Capture of Carbon Dioxide from Ambient Air for CO2 Recycling

Klaus Lackner, Ewing?Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Head of Dept of Earth & Environmental

Engineering, and Director of the Lenfest Center of Sustainable Energy, Columbia University

CO2 capture

10:30 am Carbon Dioxide Capture Using Nanoparticle?based Ionic Materials

Alissa Park, Lenfest Junior Professor in Applied Climate Science, and Associate Director,

Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University  – CO2 capture

11:00 am The Columbia Energy Frontier Research Center:  Toward Efficient and Inexpensive PV

Jim Yardley, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Managing Director,

Energy Frontier Research Center, Columbia University – Photovoltaics

11:30 am Photochemical CO2 Reduction: Current Status and Challenges

Etsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Lab  – Photochemical conversion.


12:00 pm Lunch (to be served)

1:30 pm High Temperature Solar?driven Thermolysis of CO2

Reed Jensen, Los Alamos Solar Energy LLC  – Thermolytic H2O/CO2 splitting


2:00 pm Solar?driven H2O/CO2 Splitting via Thermochemical Cycles

Rich Diver, Sandia National Lab – Thermochemical H2O/CO2 splitting

2:30 pm Production of Synthetic Fuel by Electrolysis: Potential and Challenges

Mogens Mogensen, Research Professor, and Director of Strategic Electrochemistry

Research Center, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU, Denmark

Electrolytic  – H2O/CO2 splitting

3:00 pm Production of Synthesis Gas by High Temperature Electrolysis of H2O and CO2

Carl Stoots, Idaho National Lab  – Electrolytic H2O/CO2 splitting

3:30 pm Numerical Simulation of a High Pressure Water Electrolysis System

Masahiro Kawaji, Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York  – Electrolysis

4:00 pm Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells: Long?term Durability

Sune D. Ebbesen, Scientist, Fuel Cells & Solid State Chemistry Division, Risø National Laboratory for

Sustainable Energy, DTU, Roskilde, Denmark – Electrolytic H2O/CO2 splitting

4:30 pm Recycling CO2 by Electrolysis of H2O and CO2: Economics and Electrode Materials

Christopher Graves, PhD Student, Columbia University, New York, New York – Electrolytic H2O/CO2 splitting

This event is free, but RSVPs are required.  To register, please email Carey Russell ( crussell at or visit:…

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