Carbon Dioxide Pivot Point: Advancing the Circular Economy
Organizers: Joseph Sabol & Anna Klinkova
ACS Cosponsors: CEI, ENFL, ENVR, SCHB
This symposium holds presentations around viable industrial processes that capture, use, or transform carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals and materials or otherwise remove from the atmosphere. Sustainable production and a circular economy utilize raw materials that are inexpensive or considered a nuisance byproduct. Carbon dioxide is the largest example and unfettered release contributes greatly to atmospheric trapping of heat and subsequent climate change. Speakers will present topics such as scalable chemical manufacturing using carbon dioxide as a raw material; renewable hydrocarbon production, including use of algae to produce lipids, and processes that utilize sunlight, directly or by splitting water.