The decarbonization od trasportation – Colloquia dei XL

The transportation system is responsible for about a quarter of globalCO2 emissions, so the decarbonization of this sector is crucial in the fight against climate change. Different aspects of this process will be analyzed, covering a variety of means with very different characteristics: from motorcycles to airplanes, from trucks to ships. By far the most impactful vehicle is the automobile, which is responsible for 65 percent of globalCO2 emissions from transportation. This segment, in which a transition to battery-powered vehicles is underway, will be analyzed in more detail. The technical and efficiency reasons why this option is likely to clearly outweigh possible alternatives: hydrogen, biofuels, and e-fuels, will be explained.

Nicola Armaroli is Research Director of the ISOF-CNR Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Cambridge (UK). His scientific work involves photochemistry and photophysics: luminescent materials and systems for the conversion of light into electricity and fuels. He studies the transition of the global energy system to more sustainable models, including in relation to climate change and natural resource scarcity, and does consulting and science communication for the general public on the topics of energy, natural resources and the environment.

The conference will be held on the Zoom platform on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11 A.M.

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