Session Details

Emerging Pathways to Synthetic Liquid Fuels

Wednesday, March 11

01:30 pm - 02:20 pm

Over one-third of today’s global GHG emissions come from transportation and manufacturing, and reducing their GHG significantly will likely require abundant, inexpensive low-carbon liquid fuels. With promising technologies, including artificial photosynthesis, algae-based fuels, and conversion of CO2 to fuel, still in R&D, how does their performance and economics compare? What production scale is needed for them to reach that potential? What changes would be needed to existing fuel transport and delivery infrastructures? What are their obstacles to move toward commercialization, and how can they surmount them?

Session Speakers
  • Timothy Gardner

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Power and Gas Consulting

  • Paul K. Kearns

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Laboratory Director

  • Sebastian Scholz

    Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

    Program Manager Hydrogen Transformation

  • Lee R. Lynd


    Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineerng and Adjunct Professor of Biologyfessor in Environmental Engineering Design