This week we are very excited to welcome Carbon To Stone Founder Dr. Greeshma Gadikota of Cornell Engineering who will present the startup’s novel DAC approach that replaces conventional solvent regeneration using heat or pressure changes with direct mineralization of low-cost alkaline wastes such as steel slag, significantly reducing the energy, and thus the cost, required. The captured CO₂ is durably stored as solid carbonate materials that can be used for building materials and other industrial purposes.
Dr. Greeshma Gadikota is an Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering with an appointment in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. She directs the Sustainable Energy and Resource Recovery Group. She held postdoctoral appointments at Princeton and Columbia University and a researcher appointment at NIST. Her PhD in Chemical Engineering and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Operations Research are from Columbia University. She is a recipient of the DOE, NSF and ARO CAREER Awards, Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, Inaugural Cornell Rising Women Innovator Award, and AICHE Sabic Award for Young Professionals.