BERCshop: Closing the Carbon Cycle - Scaling up Carbon Negative Solutions
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What happens if clean energy deploys too slowly to prevent significant climate change? A growing group of carbon negative technologies offer the potential remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and reverse the primary drivers of climate change. Come learn about the opportunities and challenges for these carbon negative technologies from a renowned group of academics and business leaders!
At this BERCshop, Ken Caldeira will deliver a keynote address on the science behind atmospheric carbon removal. Following the keynote, Jane Long will moderate a panel discussion with representatives from Cool Planet, the Savory Institute, NewLight Technologies, and Carbon Engineering on strategies and challenges to scaling carbon negative solutions.
Light appetizers and drinks will be served, thanks to the support of our sponsors BERC and the Virgin Earth Challenge!
5:45: Doors Open
6:00 – 6:45: Keynote Address: “Closing the Carbon Cycle”
Speaker: Ken Caldeira - Department of Global Ecology - Stanford University
6:45 – 8:00: Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Scaling Carbon Negative Technologies
Moderator: Jane Long - Visiting Researcher - UC Berkeley
Panelist: Wilson Hago – Director of Biochar Research – Cool Planet
Panelist: Daniela Ibarra-Howell – CEO and Co-founder – the Savory Institute
Panelist: Mark Herrema – CEO and Co-founder – Newlight Technologies
Panelist: Geoffrey Holmes – Business Development Lead – Carbon Engineering
8:00 – 8:30: Reception
When & Where
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. For more information, please see our website: http://berc.berkeley.edu