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Carbon: The Final Frontier

Keynote Presentation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00pm-1:35pm CDT

Power can be carbon free (think wind, solar, hydro) but liquid fuels and petrochemicals need a source of carbon. As we move towards lower cost renewable energy, we must consider the impact on fuels and chemicals production. Electrification will not produce chemicals and it may not cover all necessary transport sectors in the targeted timeframe. Low carbon fuel alternatives will be key for the aviation, shipping and heavy vehicles sectors and an alternate source of chemicals will be needed. A variety of CCU technologies exist today that can help and enable a smooth transition to a strong low carbon economy.

Jennifer Holmgren

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr. Holmgren was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. She was one of the key drivers of UOP’s leadership in aviation biofuels, and under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Dr. Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards...Read more