Dr. Pratima Rangarajan

OGCI Climate Investments

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Pratima Rangarajan is the CEO of OGCI Climate Investments, a fund set up to reduce carbon emissions in the energy, industrial and transportation sectors. Before joining OGCI Climate Investments, Dr. Rangarajan was the General Manager for GE’s Onshore Wind product Line and the General Manager for GE’s Energy Storage Start up. She had previously held the role of Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Emerging Technology and Research at Vestas Wind Systems. Dr. Rangarajan has a PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a BS in Chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SESSIONS WITH Dr. Pratima Rangarajan

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 04:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 05:00 pm

    Voices of Innovation

  • 11:35am - 12:05pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 05:35 pm - 03/mar/2021 06:05 pm

    Plenary

    The Case for Carbon Removal Technologies

    Panel Power & Renewables Clean Tech Innovation & Technology Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability

    Some analysts argue that GHG emissions will turn out to have peaked in 2019. However, even if the tipping point has been reached, the rate of emissions reductions is slow and the accumulated concentration of GHG in the atmosphere is already high. It is doubtful that emissions reductions alone will bring the world in line with the ambitions of the Paris Accord. The realization of this sobering fact has led to increased interest in carbon removal technologies, including nature-based solutions; carbon capture, use, and sequestration (CCUS); and direct air capture. But carbon removal faces many challenges, including scale, costs, lack of public support, and issues with measurement, reporting, and verification. How viable is carbon removal technologically? Could it ever become economic? What technology breakthroughs are required? What policy support could accelerate deployment?