Carbon Capture and Storage
Climate and Energy Webinar Series: November 12, 2010

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Clean up Fossil Fuels? - Geoff Thyne, University of Wyoming

Watch the Screencast of the Webinar (MP4 Video 237.6MB Jul31 17)

- 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration - 1 hour. The presentation will be 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Format - Online web presentation via phone and Elluminate web conference software with questions and answers following.
Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space (and because space is limited to 20, be sure you can commit before registering). Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before each event, whichever comes first.

Dr. Thyne has a background in geochemistry, petroleum geology and hydrogeology, and is a senior research scientist at the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, which resides in the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Thyne is involved with several projects involving carbon capture and storage in Wyoming and Montana.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide from industrial processes, compressing the gas and injecting it into geologic reservoirs for long term storage and isolation from the atmosphere. Successful implementation of CCS could allow continued use of fossil fuels while mitigating carbon dioxide emissions. There are many technical, geologic and policy implications for this process. This webinar will provide an overview of carbon capture and storage, will highlight some of the challenges, and will discuss the potential of CCS to offset global carbon emissions.

Carbon Capture and Storage Webinar Presentation (PowerPoint 7.9MB Nov12 10), by Geoff Thyne

References and related links

IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, 2005

IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

Carbon Mitigation Initiative Stabilization Wedges Website

Monitoring of CO2 injected at Sleipner using time-lapse seismic data - free abstract from ScienceDirect. This paper contains the figure of the CO2 plume in Norway. To access the figure and the full article, you'll need to login via your library's subscription.

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Registration for this event is full. A webcast of the webinar will be posted on this page following the event.

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