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Symposium: A Positive Outlook on Negative Emissions Negative Emission Technology at the UT

Climate change is one of the great societal challenges of our time. To help prevent dramatic consequences of climate change and global warming, sustainability, emission reduction and resilience are high on the UT research agenda. However, we need to do more than only reducing current emissions: it is becoming more and more clear that CO2 needs to be removed from the atmosphere at a large scale. 

Because of this, the MESA+ institute is now starting a new research programme to develop such Negative Emission Technologies (NET). A symposium is organised on June 24 from 11:00-17:00 hr to kickoff this initiative. UT-researchers and representatives from companies and other research institutes are kindly invited to join this event to see what research initiatives will be initiated soon at the University of Twente for a positive outlook on negative emissions, and to share your own ideas on this issue.  

The day will include two inspiring keynotes from Gert-Jan Reichart of NIOZ and Andre Faaij from the University of Groningen and Director of Science at ECN – part of TNO.

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Welcome with coffee


Opening symposium by rector magnificus Thom Palstra


Keynote 1: Gert-Jan Reichart

Head of Ocean Systems Department NIOZ, professor Marine Geology at Utrecht University


Keynote 2: André Faaij

Director of Science ECN, Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at University of Groningen


Lunch with Poster Session


Overview of NET topics at the UT

With a perspective from all faculties, including a link to the Sustainable Development Goals by Sustain and the footprint of the UT by Marielle Winkler





Parallel discussion sessions on multiple NET topics for the UT to give your own input


Wrap-up and closing



What: symposium to kick-off NET research 

When: June 24, 11-17 hr

Where: Amphitheater, Vrijhof, University of Twente

Symposium: A Positive Outlook on Negative Emissions Negative Emission Technology at the UT