Argonne Alumni Association

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C. B. Panchal

Argonne National Laboratory (Retired)

“Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization:

Technology Challenges and Opportunities”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 – 12:00

Argonne Guest House

CB started at Argonne as a junior engineer in 1979 working on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  He later worked on heat-integrated reactive distillation for manufacturing of specialty chemicals.  He took an early retirement in 2007 and started E3Tec Service, LLC.  E3Tec has received grants for the process development of biobased plasticizers, CO2 conversion to value-added specialty chemicals, and consultation on the mitigation of petroleum fouling and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).

Abstract:The magnitude of the CO2 emissions issue is so large that all possible mitigation technologies must be considered in order to have a realistic impact in the foreseeable future.  This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of on-going projects for CO2 capture and utilization and will evaluate techno-economic opportunities and challenges for developing innovative technologies for abatement of global CO2 emissions. 

Lunch:  A plated lunch will be available immediately following the presentation.  The menu choices include:  pasta, salads, and various sandwiches for $14/person including beverage, service charge, and sales tax.

Future Events:

November 20 – “Developing a Vision of the Future: Argonne’s 2050 Initiative”, Gregory S. Morin, Director, ANL Office of Strategy, Performance, and Risk

December 18 – Holiday Luncheon

The seminar is open to all current and retired employees and members of the public.  Non-employees will require a gate pass.  If you plan to attend, please contact Dave Livengood at and let him know if you will attend the presentation only or the presentation & lunch.  Ashley Boyle at will arrange for gate passes.

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