Entry Date:
May 14, 2019

Materials for Carbon Sequestration

Principal Investigator Desiree Plata

Greenhouse gasses are released to the atmosphere through both natural and anthropogenic processes. The former represent a source of carbon that is poorly quantified, but known to play a significant role in the atmospheric heat budget. Furthermore, these gasses have proven difficult to capture or sequester. We seek to utilize advances in material chemistry to remove carbon from the rapidly cycling atmospheric pool to a slowly cycling, more recalcitrant reservoir of carbon that could be stored or reused for carbon-neutral energy generation.