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Klaus Lackner

  • Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to scrub carbon dioxide from the air—literally.

  • Artificial Trees: Giving Us Time to Act?

    Artificial Trees: Giving Us Time to Act?

    Soon after Klaus Lackner met Allen Wright at Biosphere 2 in Arizona, they began dreaming up a way to pull CO2 out of the air. After years of work, the two have come up with a working laboratory-scale prototype…

  • Klaus S. Lackner – Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

    To address the exponential rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations since the Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus S. Lackner, director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute, is working on ambitious carbon capture and sequestration strategies.  “Our goal is to take a process that takes 100,000 years and compress it into 30…

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  • Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to scrub carbon dioxide from the air—literally.

  • Artificial Trees: Giving Us Time to Act?

    Artificial Trees: Giving Us Time to Act?

    Soon after Klaus Lackner met Allen Wright at Biosphere 2 in Arizona, they began dreaming up a way to pull CO2 out of the air. After years of work, the two have come up with a working laboratory-scale prototype…

  • Klaus S. Lackner – Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

    To address the exponential rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations since the Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus S. Lackner, director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute, is working on ambitious carbon capture and sequestration strategies.  “Our goal is to take a process that takes 100,000 years and compress it into 30…