GM #8 Recap (11/28/22)

Hi everyone! This past Monday we met with Scott Gardner, CarbonFree’s CFO and former UT alumni. He has been with the company for a couple of years, where his primary role has been to oversee financial operations and provide financial advice to ensure the steady development of the company.  Scott began his presentation by stating thatContinue reading “GM #8 Recap (11/28/22)”

GM #7 Recap (11/14/2022)

Hi everyone!  Last Monday, we met with Dr. Peter Kelemen, a recognized Columbia University professor who teaches “Earth Resources for Sustainable Development“ and “Carbon Storage”, and holds several achievements and awards within the geophysical field. Dr. Kelemen introduced his presentation by defining what the carbon mineralization process entails and showed a useful diagram depicting theContinue reading “GM #7 Recap (11/14/2022)”

GM #6 Recap (11/07/2022)

Hello everyone!  This past Monday, we met with Dr. Schonna Manning, a former researcher at UT whose studies focus on the variety of applications for algae. She began by introducing the vast types of algae that exist in comparison to the rest of all living things. Dr. Manning then claimed that algae are “the originalContinue reading “GM #6 Recap (11/07/2022)”

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 #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)”

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 10/21/20)

Last Meeting (10/21/20) Two weeks ago, we talked with Dr. Alexander Ip, Director of Research and Partnerships at University of Toronto and Co-founder and Director of Partnerships at CERT, a recent government backed CO2 conversion startup. Dr. Ip’s research originally began in response to the issue of efficiently storing excess solar energy during low energyContinue reading “NET Meeting Recap (Archive 10/21/20)”