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Meet the Expert, Dr. Kimberly Mayfield VIRTUAL EVENT
Meet the Expert, Dr. Kimberly Mayfield VIRTUAL EVENT

Thu, Jan 19

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Online Virtual Event

Meet the Expert, Dr. Kimberly Mayfield VIRTUAL EVENT

Carbon Dioxide Removal, Carbon Management, and California’s Opportunities. Dr. Mayfield will give an introduction to CO2 removal and carbon management, then provide context for California’s role and opportunities amidst national commitments.

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Jan 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

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Kimberly Mayfield

January 19, 2023

5:30PM

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The United Stated has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to meet global climate agreements. Furthermore, California has positioned itself to lead the nation, committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2045. Even with the swiftest plans to fully decarbonize their respective energy sectors by 2035, there will be hard-to-abate emissions that must be mitigated to achieve carbon neutrality through carbon dioxide removal (CDR). LLNL published a report in 2019, “Getting to Neutral,” that roadmapped California’s least cost path to carbon neutrality by 2045, which laid the foundation for a national study, which is currently underway at LLNL. In this talk, Dr. Mayfield will give an introduction to CDR and carbon management, then provide context for California’s role and opportunities amidst national commitments.

Kimberley Mayfield is a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She is a member of LLNL’s Energy Group and principal investigator for Lawrence Livermore’s Energy Flow Charts. She also works with the Carbon Initiative, which aims to understand, develop, and implement technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Her areas of focus are carbon accounting for carbon sequestration projects and environmental justice analysis for negative carbon emissions projects. Kim currently leads the Environmental Justice chapter on the national Getting to Neutral report – an investigation into large-scale carbon dioxide removal for the United States to meet climate goals. She approaches this challenge through trade-off and geospatial analyses related to the potential costs and benefits of each carbon dioxide removal method.

Kimberley holds a BS in Global Environmental Science from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research background is in environmental chemistry, with an emphasis on non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry in hydrologic systems. Prior to joining LLNL, Kimberley worked in the algal biofuels industry, innovating safe and economically viable ways to extract oil and protein from microalgae.

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