Evaluating and optimizing emerging low-carbon and negative emissions technologies in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions
Date: 2021/10/21 - 2021/10/21
Academic Seminar: Evaluating and optimizing emerging low-carbon and negative emissions technologies in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions
Speaker: Dr. Fangwei Chen, Princeton University
Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Oct 21st, 2021 (Beijing Time)
Location: via Feishu
Achieving net-zero CO2 emissions requires deep decarbonization of all the sectors, as well as the removal of CO2 via negative emissions technologies (NETs). To facilitate the rapid transition, low carbon electricity from carbon capture and storage (CCS) equipped power plants, clean fuels (e.g., hydrogen, liquid fuel, and synthetic natural gas) from emerging low carbon technologies, and CO2 removal from NETs such as bioenergy with CCS, are expected to play significant roles. However, the comprehensive techno-economic-environmental evaluation of those technologies is extremely challenging due to various inherent sources of uncertainty. This talk focuses on how the integration of techno-economic assessment, life cycle assessment, machine learning, and energy system modeling & optimization contributes to evaluating and optimizing emerging low and/or negative carbon emissions technologies in transition to net-zero CO2 emissions economies.
Fangwei Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. She received Ph.D. degree from the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia in 2020. She obtained a MS degree from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2016 and bachelor’s degree from the Wuhan Institute of Technology in 2015. She is interested in evaluating and optimizing emerging low-carbon and negative emissions technologies to support decision making to accelerate rapid transition to net-zero.