Events

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.

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)
Reginald DesRoches (Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering – Rice University)
Peter Rossky (Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences – Rice University)

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)
    Energy Outlook and the Future of Hydrocarbons
  • Bryan Pivovar (Senior Research Fellow – NREL)
    The Growing Importance of Hydrogen in our Energy System
  • Marc von Keitz (Program Director – ARPA-E)
    Turning Methane into Low-Carbon Hydrogen and Useful Carbon Products

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)
    Sustainability as a Portfolio Investment
  • Ajay Mehta (General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology – Shell Oil Company)
    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)
    Sustainability: How Policy Can Bridge the Gap between Research and Science

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)
    Carbon Materials from Natural Gas Pyrolysis: Exploring Options in a Decarbonized World
  • Carrie Masiello (Professor of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences – Rice University)
    Nature-Based Solutions
  • Adam Boies (Professor, Division of Energy – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
    Applications of Structured Carbon
  • Gianni Royer Carfagni (Professor of Structural Mechanics – University of Parma, Italy)
    Introduction of New Materials in the Construction Industry

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)
    Mission and Vision
  • Marie Contou Carrere (Research Advisor for Industry Partners – Rice University)
    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.