Events

2022 Chevron Lecture on Energy

UPDATE: Click here to watch the video.

The Rice Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering invites you to the 2022 Chevron Lecture on Energy featuring Dr. Matteo Pasquali. This talk will discuss the interrelationship of the multi-connected challenges facing the energy transition and how to work through those challenges to utilize carbon productively for today's world and the future sustainability of our planet.

Join us on March 31st on the Rice University campus at Duncan Hall. Networking begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6 pm and a reception afterward. If you're unable to attend in person, a Zoom link to attend virtually will be available.

lecture poster

Carbon Hub at CERAWeek 2021!

Professor Pasquali will be on a panel discussing the intersection of university research & industry, in the Innovation Agora on March 10th at 3:30 pm CST. More details here. Other panelists include representatives from MIT's Energy Initiative and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. If you're attending CERAWeek, you won't want to miss this discussion!

Carbon Hub at COP26 - Videos

We were honored to participate in the COP26 program, Technology Driving Transition Global Summit, organized by the Net Zero Technology Centre, held the first week of November.

Enhancing international collaboration has been identified as a key priority for the COP26 Presidency, and is seen as a catalyst in accelerating technology innovation for a global impact. In the Global Summit, along with nine other international partners, we presented our flagship research on the energy transition, discussing the key transition we're exploring to accelerate industries towards net zero.

Below is the information about the various recordings of the Carbon Hub at the Summit that are available for viewing:

Here is the link to the Global Summit Montage video, highlighting the COP26 partner organizations.

The first panel discussion topic, "Key technology innovation priorities for industrial decarbonization by 2050," can be found at this YouTube link. The Carbon Hub is presented by interim executive director Marie Contou Carrere at timestamp 48:00 (and also linked here) and director Pasquali's panel discussion begins at timestamp 1:20:41. The panel discussion is preceded by the presentations of the various panel members' organizations.

The second panel discussion topic, "Key technology innovation priorities for reducing emissions in oil and gas production activities," can be found at this YouTube link. Director Pasquali's panel discussion begins at timestamp 1:06:34.

Please contact us if you have questions about the topics raised during COP26 or if you would like to know more about the work of the Carbon Hub.

Carbon Hub at COP26!

We are excited to be participating in the COP26 program, Technology Driving Transition Global Summit, organized by the Net Zero Technology Centre.

The schedule of events, including Carbon Hub participation, can be found here.

Enhancing international collaboration has been identified as a key priority for the COP26 Presidency, and is seen as a catalyst in accelerating technology innovation for a global impact. In the Global Summit, along with nine other international partners, we will present our flagship piece of research on the energy transition, discussing the key transition technologies we're exploring to accelerate industries towards net zero.

We will then compare technology priorities across regions and highlight areas where innovation can be utilized to drive the transition of mature hydrocarbon basins to an integrated net zero energy future.

The final day of the Summit series will include an executive summary, focusing on the value and worth of the work we are undertaking as a group over the next year.

You can register for the event via Hopin here.

Webinar - Hydrogen, Advanced Materials and Carbon-to-Value: Future Sight to Sustainable Net-Zero

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 2 pm CDT - Zoom webinar

Hosted by the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies, this panel will discuss the types of novel nanomaterials that can be created, how this can drive large-scale reductions in carbon emissions, and the policies that could impact value chain development.

Panelists will include Carbon Hub director, Matteo Pasquali and Carbon Hub interim executive director, Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere, Rachel Meidl from the Center for Energy Studies and will be moderated by Neal Lane, Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the Baker Institute.

Click here to be directed to the event page to RSVP.

French-American Chamber of Commerce panel
"Innovation: Game-changers in the Energy Transition"

Join our executive director, Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere, on March 17th at 9 am CST as she participates in a panel discussion hosted by the FACC to answer this question (and many more), "how can the energy industry from Operator, Public/Private Partnerships, and Start-ups contribute to sustainable energy development goals?"

RSVP here.

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CERAWeek 2021

Professor Matteo Pasquali, director of the Carbon Hub, gave a presentation at CERAWeek on March 5th titled, "Clean Hydrogen Energy, Transportation Systems & Industrial Decarbonization." Click here to view the recording of that presentation.

Pasquali CERAWeek

Norwegian Energy Week

Professor Matteo Pasquali participated during Norwegian Energy Week on a panel titled, "The Way Forward - Digitalization and Innovation, Catalysts for the Energy Transition." Click below to watch Professor Pasquali's presentation about the Carbon Hub.

Carbon Hub Kick-off Meeting - Video Clips

The Carbon Hub held its kick-off meeting on February 13, 2020. We invite you now to view the clips below, broken down by the opening and welcome remarks, each panel's speaker presentations and then audience Q&A, and finally, the closing remarks by the Carbon Hub director. The time stamps for the beginning of each speaker and panel discussion is provided below.

Below is the meeting agenda and the corresponding video clips:

Welcome & Introduction

Event Emcee: Marie Contou Carrere (Research Advisor for Industry Partners – Rice University)

Speakers:
Yousif Shamoo (Vice Provost for Research – Rice University) 2:38
Reginald DesRoches (Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering – Rice University) 6:04
Peter Rossky (Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences – Rice University) 8:43

Panel - Energy Transition: An Opportunity for Hydrocarbons?

Moderator: Hugh Helferty (Adjunct Faculty Member – Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada)
Panelists:

  • Scott Nyquist (Senior Advisor – McKinsey & Company) 2:05
    Energy Outlook and the Future of Hydrocarbons
  • Bryan Pivovar (Senior Research Fellow – NREL) 9:40
    The Growing Importance of Hydrogen in our Energy System
  • Marc von Keitz (Program Director – ARPA-E) 18:18
    Turning Methane into Low-Carbon Hydrogen and Useful Carbon Products

Panel discussion: 27:05

Panel – Challenges for a New Future for Hydrocarbons

Moderator: Sergio Kapusta (Director, Rice Energy and Natural Resources Initiative – Rice University)
Panelists:

  • Kenneth B. Medlock III (Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy – Rice University) 3:47
    Sustainability as a Portfolio Investment
  • Ajay Mehta (General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology – Shell Oil Company) 21:48
    A Perspective on Innovative R&D Partnerships to Drive the Energy Transition
  • Michael D. Maher (Senior Program Advisor, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy – Rice University) 35:05
    Sustainability: How Policy Can Bridge the Gap between Research and Science

Panel discussion: 47:21

Panel – What to Do with Solid Carbon at Scale?

Moderator: Marc von Keitz (Program Director – ARPA-E)
Panelists:

  • Leonardo Spanu (Senior Researcher, R&D Chemistry – Shell International E&P) 3:08
    Carbon Materials from Natural Gas Pyrolysis: Exploring Options in a Decarbonized World
  • Carrie Masiello (Professor of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences – Rice University) 14:35
    Nature-Based Solutions
  • Adam Boies (Professor, Division of Energy – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) 27:18
    Applications of Structured Carbon
  • Gianni Royer Carfagni (Professor of Structural Mechanics – University of Parma, Italy) 38:44
    Introduction of New Materials in the Construction Industry

Panel discussion: 50:54

Carbon Hub & Corporate Sustainability

Moderator: Alan Windle (Emeritus Professor of Materials Science – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Speakers:

  • Matteo Pasquali (Director, Carbon Hub – Rice University) 3:22
    Mission and Vision
  • Marie Contou-Carrere (Research Advisor for Industry Partners – Rice University) 27:22
    Organization & How to Participate

Closing Remarks

Matteo Pasquali (Director, Carbon Hub – Rice University)

Contact Kelly Cline at 713.348.4062 or carbonhub@rice.edu with any questions.