For the first of the This Is CDR series OpenAir’s very own Na’im Merchant and Chris Neidl will be talking about CO2 sequestration in concrete, and how direct air carbon capture (DACC) plus concrete represents a scalable CDR solution we can start deploying today.
You can join the free event through this link: DACC + Concrete => CDR — Na’im Merchant and Chris Neidl
Na’im Merchant is a carbon removal consultant helping NGOs and start-ups figure out how to equitably and rapidly scale up carbon removal technologies.
Na’im entered the carbon removal space after spending a decade in international development working with governments to improve access to life-saving health care technologies.
Chris Neidl is the co-founder of OpenAir and in this role works primarily on the collective’s different advocacy missions.
Chris entered the CDR space following a fifteen year global career in the renewable energy field as a solar installer, educator, policy advocate, researcher and business development manager.
Since 2018 he has worked extensively on policies related to concrete decarbonization at the state and municipal level.
In this capacity, he led OpenAir’s inaugural advocacy mission in support of the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA) in New York State, and currently serves as an industrial decarbonization policy consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
His concrete and climate-related writing has been featured in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Climate; and he co-authored “Paving the Way for Low Carbon Concrete,” a federal policy position paper produced by Carbon 180, as well as the forthcoming Design Guide to Low Carbon Concrete Procurement for State and Local Governments (NRDC, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy) with Caleb Woodhal.
Here is the previous session, in which Mike Kelland, CEO of Planetary Hydrogen talked about the the company’s patented Ocean Air Capture (OAC) technology, which uses renewable electricity to produce carbon-negative green hydrogen.