MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Francois Marechal; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Francois Marechal; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: On the Use of CO2 to Defossilize our Society

  • Date: Jan 11, 2018
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Francois Marechal; Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Schweiz
  • Location: Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
  • Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"
  • Contact: sek-pcp@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de

The Max Planck Institute Magdeburg invites you to its series of colloquia. Top-class scientists, invited by the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, give a survey of their research work. Everybody who is interested, is invited to attend.

Abstract

On the Use of CO2 to Defossilize our Society

According to the International Panel on Climate Change, reaching the target of Paris agreement imposes to reduce by 95% the emissions of fossil carbon dioxide and therefore to fuel and power our society with renewable energy. To take the appropriate decision, a system approach that combines the technological options is needed to identify the pertinent technologies, required enabling infrastructures and develop synergies between renewable energy resources. In my talk, I will demonstrate how thermodynamic insights and process system engineering techniques can be combined to generate the energy system of the future that allows to defossilize our society by using local resources, man power and money and without using the fossil resources.