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Join us for an enlightening conversation with carbon capture technologies expert, Prof. Jennifer Wilcox, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the Department of Energy in USA, as we dive into the complex world of CO2 emissions. Discover the main concepts such as Carbon Neutral and Carbon Negative Emissions, Carbon Utilization, Carbon Capture and Storage, and more. She also discussed the advantages and pitfalls of direct air capture technologies and identified ways to expedite their development and implementation from both academic and government perspectives. Prof. Wilcox offers valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of working in policy and academia. Tune in to learn about the potential solutions that can help mitigate the impact of CO2 on our planet.

Meet our guest

Jennifer Wilcox

Prof. Jennifer Wilcox, a prominent American chemical engineer, is highly regarded for her expertise in carbon capture and storage as well as the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Her educational background includes a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MA in Chemistry from the University of Arizona, as well as a BA in Mathematics from Wellesley College. She holds the position of Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and has previously served as the James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Through her research, Wilcox aims to reduce the environmental and climate impacts associated with our reliance on fossil fuels. In 2021 she was appointed as the acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and now serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the Department of Energy in USA.

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Additional information

CDR PRIMER - This primer reflects more than two years of thoughtful work and collaboration among dozens of authors, all experts in different areas of carbon dioxide removal. The effort spanned several workshops and an extensive period of writing, reading, and constructive feedback.

Negative Emission Technologies Journal - Explore the solutions which can help humanity mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

Carbon Capture, 2012 - First authored book on the fundamental aspects of carbon capture