Event Details

Creating Clean fuel out of AIR

Carbon Engineering

2019-11-15 17:30:00
Date/Time   Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:30pm
Place   Holiday Inn Boxboro (now called Boxboro Regency)  (Directions)
242 Adams Place (I-495 exit 28)
Boxboro, MA
Phone: 978-263-8701
Price   $30 - Members
$35 - Non-members
$25 - Students (Please Register through your Department - Not Online)
Topic Info  

Meeting is Canceled - Hope to reschedule for Spring

For years Chemical Engineers have explored ways to capture CO2 and then pondered what to do with it once they caught it.  Now, Carbon Engineering Ltd. has found a way not only to perform direct capture, but also to use this CO2 to produce synthetic fuels.

Carbon Engineering’s  vision is to lead the world in the large-scale removal of carbon dioxide from the air and advance the shift to a sustainable carbon-neutral society. The company is commercializing two clean energy technologies that can rapidly accelerate the shift to a net-zero world:

  • Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology can deliver large-scale negative emissions by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere; and 
  • AIR TO FUELS™ technology that can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of transportation by creating clean synthetic fuels – made from air, water and renewable power.

On Friday, November 15, 2019, David St. Angelo, Chief Technology Officer at Carbon Engineering Ltd. will introduce DAC technology, discuss why it is important and describe potential applications.  David will then describe how their AIR to Fuels process will be combined with their DAC process to utilize captured CO2 with hydrogen generated using renewable power and water to produce synfuels.

Founded in 2009, Carbon Engineering is a Canadian-based clean energy company leading the commercialization of groundbreaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from the atmosphere, and a second technology that synthesizes it into clean, affordable transportation fuels. From a pilot plant in Squamish, B.C., CE has been removing CO₂ from the atmosphere since 2015 and converting it into fuels since 2017.

6:00 - 6:30 PM   Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:15 PM   Pasta Dinner - Awards Presentation
7:15 - 8:30 PM   Presentation and Q&A

Please Register early, this event sold out the last ten years!
Student Awards will be presented at this meeting, so we expect a large turnout of professionals and students.

Please note that this is a Dinner meeting (not an appetizer or sandwich format)

Registration: Please register by Tuesday, November 12th.  Pre-registration required.

If you pay by Paypal - please click on the "Paypal" logo after selecting "pay by paypal" to complete the transaction.

For Students: Please register with your respective Chemical Engineering Department office.  Do not register online for this meeting!
If you have problems registering online, please email "Elizabeth Gugliotti" EGugliotti@irwinengineers.com

Speaker   David St. Angelo

David has a successful track record spanning 20+ years in engineering, including leadership roles in the clean technology and energy industries. He is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carbon Engineering in Squamish BC where he leads engineering, operations and advanced development.

David was previously Senior Vice President of Engineering at Joule Unlimited, where he steered the technology strategy around Joule’s biofuel production systems. David also served as Vice President of Engineering at Skyonic Corporation, where he led the initial conceptualization and development of patented technology for the capture and conversion of anthropogenic carbon dioxide into mineral products and as Vice President at Valence Technology where he led the commercialization of a lithium ion battery for Segway.

David has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

In his free time David enjoys being outdoors with his family mountain biking, skiing and hiking. He reached the summit of Denali in 2014 with his two sons and Kilimanjaro in 2016 with his wife.

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