Café Scientifique: Is Carbon Capture Realistic?

Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today’s science issues with experts, and you can ask your own questions! Plus, you can enjoy a pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

The next Café Scientifique’s topic is Is Carbon Capture Realistic? Join University of Pittsburgh professor Chris Wilmer for a discussion of the future of carbon capture technology. This very active area of engineering research explores the development of technologies that can be retrofit onto fossil fuel-based power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Retrofitting thousands of coal power plants across the globe would be a massive undertaking, and researchers need to know how feasible such a project would be. In his talk, Wilmer will consider this problem from the molecular scale and ask what the most efficient carbon capture membrane would look like, whether it can realistically help mitigate global warming, and how it compares to existing technologies.

Café Scientifique: Is Carbon Capture Realistic? will be held on Monday, February 6, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Carnegie Science Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with a cash bar available from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, or to reserve your spot, visit the Café Scientifique event page.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh