E07: A Solar Energy Solution for Methane Removal - Dr. Wei Li & Dr. Renaud de Richter

In this episode of CDR Horizons Charles and Harsh welcome Dr. Wei Li and Dr. Renaud de Richter for a discussion of their novel methane removal solution concept involving solar updraft and atmospheric photocatalysis using solar chimney technology.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS Dr. Wei Li is a senior lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Edinburgh (UoE). Dr. Li studied chemical engineering at the Nanjing University of Technology, obtaining a BEng with Highest Distinction in 2003 and PhD in 2008. Dr. Li has also held research positions and professorships at The University of Hong Kong (Department of Chemistry), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Department of Physics) and the University of Liverpool (Department of Physics), the National Graphene Institute, 9University of Manchester), and Aston University ( Chemical Engineering). Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citation…
Dr. Renaud de Richter is a technology advisor to the non-profit advocacy organization Methane Action ( https://methaneaction.org ). Dr. de Richter graduated from the organic chemistry department of the engineering school of chemistry of Montpellier, France in 1985 with a Master’s degree in chemistry. His PhD thesis was on organoborane asymmetric synthesis. From there until 1991, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the medicinal chemistry laboratory of the school of pharmacy of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A team member of a pharmaceutical start up in Paris, working on vanadium and tungsten complexes, he is co-author of several patents. His current research interests include the application of photocatalytic chemistry and processes for environmental protection to fight climate change and for remediation purposes. He is a former expert at the European Pharmacopoeia at the Council of Europe. He is the co-author of a book published in 2010 about unusual renewable energies. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?.. LINKS OpenAir - https://openaircollective.cc/
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