Tuesday, July 24

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

Main Room

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Summit Overview

Overview | Sarah Federman, USDA

 

Welcome | USDA-OCS

Welcome from DOE-BETO | Carla Frisch, DOE

Main Room

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynotes

No Carbon Left Behind | Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech

Rightsizing and Unleashing Carbon Removal towards Ambitious Climate Goals 
Katharine Mach, Stanford University

Main Room

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Break & Market Place of Ideas

Foyer

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 

Lightning Talks, Day 1

The UK's Clean Growth Strategy | Brian Allison, United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Defining Carbon Neutral Landscapes: Hawaii as a Model System for Understanding Carbon Neutrality Deficits and Attainment | Christian Giardina, USDA Forest Service

Assessing & Optimizing the Biogenic Emissions Footprint of Feedstock-Sheds 
| John Field, Colorado State University

Carbon Farming with Algae | Mark Allen, Accelergy Corporation

CO2-EOR: An Option for Reduced Carbon Oil? | Vanessa Nunez-Lopez, The University of Texas at Austin

Main Room

11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Keynotes

The Role of Landscape Design and Bioenergy | Virginia Dale, University of Tennessee

Financeable Business Models that Link Energy, Power, and Agriculture 
| Jeffrey Brown, Stanford University

Main Room

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch

Main Room

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Panels & Discussion

Natural and Managed Systems:

- Plant Breeding & Innovation for Carbon-Use Efficiency | Maureen Hanson, Cornell University

- Opportunities within Agricultural Landscapes | Marcia DeLonge, Union of Concerned Scientists

- Leveraging Algae Biomass and Engineered Systems to Manage Carbon | Charles Greene, Cornell University

 

Engineered Systems:

 - Upgrading Biogas to Meet Pipeline Quality Standards – Adventures with Archaea 
| Ron Kent, Southern California Gas Company

- Designing Plastics for the Circular Economy | Robert Allen, IBM

- GHG Accounting and Lifecycle Analysis for Carbon Negative Pathways | Marci Baranski, USDA

Location A

 
 
 

 

Location B

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Break & Market Place of Ideas 

Foyer

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

A. Plant Breeding & Innovation

B. Landscape Management

C. Land Sparing Strategies Using Algae Biomass

D. Merging Biology and Chemistry for Better Carbon Management

E. Designing Plastics for the Circular Economy

F. GHG Accounting and Lifecycle Analysis for Carbon Negative Pathways

Various Locations

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Breakout Session Rapporteurs

Leveraging Natural and Managed Systems for Carbon Management

Leveraging Built Systems for Carbon Management 

Main Room

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Reception

TBD at Hotel

 

Wednesday, July 25

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

Main Room

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynotes

Towards Sustainable Energy and Materials:

Integrated Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) | Alissa Park, Columbia University

Developing a R&D Agenda for a New Carbon Economy | Noah Deich, Center for Carbon Removal

Re-Design of Metabolic Infrastructure for Carbon Management | James Liao, Academia Sinica

Main Room

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Break & Market Place of Ideas

Foyer

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 

Lightning Talks, Day 2

H2@Scale: Important Partner to the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) | Eric Miller, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Assessment of Carbon in North America: Science Informing Decisions in a Circular Economy 
| Gyami Shrestha, U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group

Humans & Nature or Human Nature? | Keith Kline, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Examining the Carbon and Societal Impacts of Vertical and Urban Agriculture | Ryan Naehr, DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office

Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency for Bioproduct Formation | Wim Vermaas, Arizona State University

Main Room

11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynotes

Progress in Increasing Carbon Uptake into Managed Systems via Engineering of Photosynthesis 
| Stephen Long, University of Illinois

Near-Term Opportunities to Develop Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States | Daniel Sanchez, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow

Main Room

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch

Main Room

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Panels & Discussion
Natural and Managed Systems:

- Plant Breeding & Innovation for Multiple Ecosystem Services | Jerry Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

- Landscape Management for Multiple Ecosystem Services | Cristina Negri, Argonne National Laboratory

- Future of Food | Presenter

Engineered Systems:

- CCS and Direct Air Capture | Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University

- Leveraging the Bioeconomy for Large Scale Carbon Management

     - BECCS | Ron Sands, USDA

     - Building with Biomass | Rick Bergman, USDA - Forest Service

Challenges and Opportunities in Plastics Upcycling| Gregg Beckham, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Location A
 
 
 

 

Location B

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Break & Market Place of Ideas 

Foyer

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

A. Plant Breeding & Innovation

B. Quantifying Ecosystem Services

C. Future of Food

D. CCS and Direct Air Capture

E. Leveraging the Bioeconomy for Large Scale Carbon Management via BECCS

F. Reimagining Plastic Degradation for Upcycling

Various Locations

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

Breakout Session Rapporteurs

Leveraging Natural and Managed Systems for Carbon Management

Leveraging Built Systems for Carbon Management 

Main Room

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

Main Room