Rice University’s Carbon Hub kicks off Feb. 13


Jeff Falk

Jade Boyd

Rice University’s Carbon Hub kicks off Feb. 13
Experts will discuss a zero-emissions future in which hydrocarbons are vital

HOUSTON — (Feb. 6, 2020) — Experts from industry, academia and government will gather at Rice University’s Carbon Hub Kickoff Meeting Feb. 13 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a zero-emissions future where hydrocarbons provide both clean hydrogen energy and advanced carbon materials that help house, move and feed people.

Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons.Carbon Hub, a Rice research initiative launched in December, is partnering with companies to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons. Instead of burning them as fuel and releasing carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons will be split to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel and solid carbon materials.

Speakers and panelists will share their views on how a zero-emissions future can be achieved and how it will require coordinating and enlisting the efforts of private and public partners. The Carbon Hub Kickoff Meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.

Who: Speakers and panelists from Shell, the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, Prysmian Group, Rice’s Wiess School of Natural Sciences and others.

What: Carbon Hub Kickoff Meeting

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast and attendee check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, 6100 Main St., Houston

To RSVP or see a full list of speakers, visit carbonhub.rice.edu/events.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jade Boyd, associate director of news and media relations at Rice, at jadeboyd@rice.edu or 713-348-6778.

For a Rice campus map with parking information, visit rice.edu/maps. Attendees may park in the Moody Lot or West Lot 2.

For more information about the Carbon Hub, visit carbonhub.rice.edu.


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About Jade Boyd

Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.