Systems for Decarbonization

Using large-scale modeling to inform engineering decision-making


We have been exploring ways in which the deployment of certain technologies including biofuels and carbon capture and storage might be critical pieces in a strategy to stabilize the climate of the planet. Some of these technologies are established while other are in their infancy. In both cases, developing better understanding of their potential will be critical to develop rational climate policies.

Example publications

Fuhrman, J., McJeon, H., Patel, P., Doney, S.C., Shobe, W.M. and Clarens, A.F., 2020. Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a+ 1.5 C future. Nature Climate Change, 10(10), pp.920-927. HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1038/S41558-020-0876-Z

Fuhrman, J., Clarens, A., Calvin, K., Doney, S. C., Edmonds, J. A., O’Rourke, P., & McJeon, H. (2021). The role of direct air capture and negative emissions technologies in the shared socioeconomic pathways towards+ 1.5° C and+ 2° C futures. Environmental Research Letters, 16(11), 114012. HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1088/1748-9326/AC2DB0

Sponsors

  • Alfred P Sloan Foundation