Growing Up With NETs: An Interview With Ben Evanson

Synopsis and Introduction In the past couple of years, the buzz around Negative Emission Technologies has rapidly increased. Their rising popularity can be attributed to federal and private funding, and the implementation of policies all around the world to support them. As this technology has become more widespread, the NET Project has been able toContinue reading “Growing Up With NETs: An Interview With Ben Evanson”

GM #4 Recap (10/03/2022)

This past Monday, we heard a bit about the entrepreneurship potential of venturing into starting a sustainability business. Ben and Micky talked about what they learned after attending the TEX-E weekend course on Sustainability Entrepreneurship at GreenTown Labs in Houston. The main takeaways they gathered were that an invention- whether that is a DAC machine,Continue reading “GM #4 Recap (10/03/2022)”

GM #3 Recap (09/19/2022)

Last meeting, we built our own Direct Air Capture units, inspired by Dahl Winters’ Cyan unit. These systems operate at a small scale and allow individuals to understand the theory behind carbon removal(you can learn more about them here!). Once everyone joined one of the five groups led by an experienced leader, we had a five-minuteContinue reading “GM #3 Recap (09/19/2022)”

GM #2 Recap (09/12/2022)

Unfamiliar with Negative Emissions technologies? No worries! Our last meeting consisted of SPEED NETS, a fast-paced crash course on the basics of the Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) space. Presented by our officers, SPEED NETs introduced what we consider to be the five topics essential to understanding CDR.  Our first presenters, Zach and Yazan, talked aboutContinue reading “GM #2 Recap (09/12/2022)”

GM #1 Recap (08/29/2022)

Last Monday, we talked with Freya Chay, who represented CarbonPlan, a free CCUS database whose goal is to act as a tool that tracks different climate solutions and provides useful resources for those in the NET space. More specifically, Freya introduced the importance of Carbon Removal and described the main ways in which humans haveContinue reading “GM #1 Recap (08/29/2022)”

Fall 2021 Semester Recap

Fall 2021 was the NET Project at UT Austin’s first real semester in person! A huge thank you is in order to every one of our presenters, the time they took to share their knowledge with us and the work they do to advance carbon removal. Another thank you to our hardworking leadership team andContinue reading “Fall 2021 Semester Recap”

Creating the NET Project

The buzz around climate change is impossible to ignore these days; many people have heard about the emerging electric car and alternative energy industries. Maybe they’ve heard about reducing animal products and learning about fast fashion, but the world of negative emissions technologies (NETs) is still quite undiscovered. The NET Project at UT Austin’s founderContinue reading “Creating the NET Project”

NET Meeting Recap (Archive 11/11/20)

Last Meeting (11/11/20) Last Wednesday we talked with Aaron Fitzgerald, entrepreneur in residence at Carbon180 and founder of at least 3 different startups. Aaron discussed his start into the NET space, and how he was able to build up his different startups. Aaron began his career as a part of Kairos Aerospace, a company focusedContinue reading “NET Meeting Recap (Archive 11/11/20)”

NET Meeting Recap (Archive 12/2/20)

Last Meeting (12/2/20) Last Wednesday we spoke with Sam Savitz, an analyst, and one of our close partners for our Energy Futures Initiative collaboration. We discussed carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in general, its current state, and its future. As it is right now, it’s clear that CDR technology is going to be necessary to stayContinue reading “NET Meeting Recap (Archive 12/2/20)”

NET Meeting Recap (Archive 11/18/20)

Last Meeting (11/18/20) Last Wednesday we spoke with Vanessa Suarez, policy advisor at Carbon 180. This was our first policy focused meeting, so it was interesting to get out of the engineering nitty gritty and into the politics of NETs. Vanessa began by introducing a triplet of problems that NETs face: high costs, social andContinue reading “NET Meeting Recap (Archive 11/18/20)”