On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) will be hosting its fourth Net-Zero webinar, titled the Role of hydrogen and methan emissions reduction in achieving net-zero by 2050. The webinar will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET to 2:15 p.m. ET.
The 105-minutes long webinar will begin with two presentations by speakers Dr. Soheil Asgarpour and Dr. David Layzell. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with both speakers, which will be moderated by Dr. Eddy Isaacs.
The following are some of the topics which will be touched on in the webinar:
Role of methane detection and mitigation technologies in achieving Net-Zero by 2050
- Reducing methane emissions is the most efficient and cost-effective approach to reducing GHG emissions and creating a clean Canadian oil and gas brand.
- PTAC’s consortia, have helped developed the collective methane detection and mitigation technology capacity to significantly reduce the overall sector’s methane emissions. PTAC’s long-term goal is to increase methane detection and mitigation technology capacity to 90% by 2030 at a cost of less than $5/tCO2e.
- Dr. Asgarpour will discuss challenges that Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and technology providers have with respect to securing sites and funds to field test their technologies and how the formation and operations of major field and testing facilities, where 14 producers and 16 universities and research centers have dedicated over a billion dollars field testing facilities to PTAC, has addressed the challenges.
Hydrogen and the Transition to Net-Zero Emission Energy Systems
- Concerns about climate change has driven Canada and dozens of other nations to commit to net zero emission energy systems by 2050. This requires a transformational change away from traditional carbon-based energy carriers like gasoline, diesel and natural gas, to zero-emission energy carriers like electricity, hydrogen or ammonia made with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.
- Dr. Layzell will talk about the challenge and opportunity that this provides to Canada, with a particular focus on the need to create a new hydrogen economy.