Introduction by Dr. Angela Belcher, W.M. Keck Professor of Energy; Professor, Department of Biological Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, MIT and Dr. Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative; Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
The FUEL roundtable takes on the challenges to double energy and food production, halve carbon output by 2050, and set a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2100. Whether providing energy to rapidly developing industrial countries or powering the infrastructure of an increasingly technology-driven economy, global energy demands continue to grow. How do we generate and store energy from cleaner sources? How will we provide food and clean water sustainably to 9.6 billion people? How do we mitigate the impact of climate change now and in the future?
This event is hosted in conjunction with HUBweek and as part of Solve, which will hold its inaugural meeting on the MIT campus October 5-8, 2015. Solve aims to inspire extraordinary people to work together to solve the world’s greatest challenges in the context of four content pillars- Learn, Cure, Fuel, and Make- with a common purpose: to make the world a better place. For more information about Solve, please visit solve.mit.edu.