December 6 (Tue), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
Members of STORE co-chaired (Katherine Romanak) and presented (Romat a session entitled "Combining Learnings From Natural Releases of CO2 for CO2 Storage: Processes, Impacts, and Scale" at the AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. View the abstracts of papers and posters presented at this session by STORE members.
December 5 (Mon), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: CCS, MRV and Texas Workshop
In partnership with the Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association, STORE co-hosted a pre-conference workshop on Monday morning before the start of the CO2 Conference hosted in Houston, Texas. Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez of STORE presented on "Monitoring CO2 Retention in an EOR Setting" at the workshop. View the workshop agenda.
December 2-3 (Fri-Sat), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: Carbon Capture and Storage Workshop
Members of STORE collaborated with the UK Consulate in Houston to host a workshop for international visitors on carbon capture and storage at The University of Texas in Austin. Find out more about the workshop.
December 2 (Fri), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: Petroleum Engineering Club of Dallas
STORE member Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez presented a talk on Carbon Capture and Storage at the Petroleum Engineering Club of Dallas to a group of 60 of its members. Find out more about the presentation.
November 27-December 4 (Sat-Sun), 2011
STORE Outreach: United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17/CMP7)
Hilary Olson and Katherine Romanak of STORE attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa (Nov. 27-Dec. 4). Dr. Romanak presented a talk on "Geologic Carbon Storage: Monitoring and Environmental Impacts" at a side event sponsored by the Carbon Capture & Storage Association at the conference. Drs. Olson and Romanak helped draft the end of conference statement for the RINGOs. Read more about our involvement at the Durban meeting.
November 15-16 (Tue-Wed), 2011
STORE Reporting: 2011 Carbon Storage Program Infrastructure Annual Review Meeting, sponsored by the Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Members of STORE attended, presented and hosted a booth at the Carbon Storage Program Infrastructure Annual Review Meeting (featuring DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships) in Pittsburgh, PA.
October 20-22 (Thu-Sat), 2011
STORE Education: Florida Association of Science Teachers 2011 Meeting
STORE, in partnership with the TXESS Revolution, provided the keynote speakers on Energy and Climate Mitigation Technology, along with workshops for teachers and science specialists, at the 2011 Florida Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Find out more about STORE activities at the conference.
October 7-8 (Fri-Sat), 2011
STORE Education: Energy and You in the 21st Century
The Fall 2011 Rio Grande Valley Science Association Annual Conference was attended by over 500 teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley, October 7-8, 2011, at PSJA (Pharr-San Juan-Alamo) North High School in Pharr, Texas. STORE provided the opening speaker and several workshops for the conference, highlighting energy sources and challenges, as well as carbon sequestration. Find out more about STORE activities at the meeting.
September 28 (Wed) 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: Midwestern Governors Association Delegation
The Midwestern Governors Association (MGA), in partnership with the Great Plains Institute (GPI), the University of Texas’ Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE), Denbury Resources, Southern Co. and the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), organized a public-private regional delegation to Texas and Mississippi during September 27-30 to focus on commercial enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide for tertiary production, or CO2-EOR. The delegation visited commercial CO2-EOR operations and receive expert briefings about technical, economic, project development, and environmental aspects of EOR and about successful policies and public-private partnerships that have helped expand the commercial CO2-EOR industry in the Gulf Coast region, including opportunities for using this technology for storage of CO2. Find out more about the meeting and STORE workshop.
September 25 (Sun), 2011
STORE Outreach: What to do with CO2: Cures for the Feverish Earth
A booth at the Women in Science Annual Event, inspiring young women to pursue career in science, September 25, 2011, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin TX. In partnership with the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin, STORE provided hands-on activities on rock properties, hydrocarbon exploration and CO2 storage. Find out more about the event.
September 7-8 (Wed-Thu), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: Workshop - UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
STORE member Dr. Katherine Romanak presents about groundwater protection at a technical workshop organized on the subject of modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities. The workshop is being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Romanak is among the 150 experts (drawn from governments, intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations, including business, environmental, and research groups) invited to participate in the meeting. Find out more about the workshop.
August 28-September 1 (Sun-Thu), 2011
STORE Outreach: Kerr Investigation Outreach Communication
STORE tracked the scientific investigation work of Dr. Katherine Romanak as she lead the Kerr Investigation for IPAC-CO2 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Find out more about the outreach.
August 24-December 16, 2011
STORE Education: GEO391 (unique number 27140)
A cross-disciplinary, project-based course for students at The University of Texas at Austin covering new technology for greenhouse gas emissions reductions is offered fall 2011. Find out more about the course offering.
August 22-23 (Mon-Tue), 2011
STORE Education and Training: Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries
The National Research Council is conducting a study entitled, "Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries", which is sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The third meeting of the study committee will be held August 22-24, 2011 in Golden, CO. The study will examine the need for and availability of workers for the oil, natural gas, coal, geologic carbon sequestration, nuclear, geothermal, solar, wind, and non-fuel minerals industries and the availability of workers in these fields, and will make recommendations on actions needed to meet these labor requirements. Dr. Jon Olson of STORE and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at UT Austin has been invited to meet with the committee to discuss engineering enrollment, education and training issues with regard to the oil and gas sector and geologic carbon sequestration.
August 20 (Sat), 2011
STORE Education: Energy Resources: Engineering and Earth Science Concepts for the Classroom
In partnership with The University of Texas Pan American Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (Edinburg, TX) and the TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution, STORE will provide instruction on energy, climate and carbon sequestration to K-12 science teachers from South Texas. Find out more about the workshop. Find out more about the workshop.
June 13-25 (Sun-Sat), 2011
STORE Education: Energy, Climate and Water in the 21st Century
In collaboration with TXESS Revolution, STORE provided instructors for a two-week professional development workshop for K-12 teachers at The University of Texas at Austin on Energy, Climate and Water in the 21st Century. STORE discussed various energy resources, water monitoring and climate change mitigation technologies (carbon sequestration) at the workshop. Read more about the event.
June 6-10 (Mon-Fri), 2011
STORE Outreach: Energy and You in the 21st Century
In partnership with the Rio Grande Valley Science Association, STORE participated in an energy workshop for 6th- to 8th-grade girls from the Rio Grande Valley area as part of the organization's Engaging Girls in Science Camp. Read about the workshop.
May 2 (Fri), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: CO2 Goes Underground: A Texas Love Story
STORE member Rebecca Smyth was invited to talk about carbon capture and storage technology to members of the Austin Geological Society. Approximately 75 professionals attended the meeting, hosted at the Bureau of Economic Geology, and heard about the relationship between carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery in Texas.
April 25-29 (Mon-Fri), 2011
STORE Education: CO2 Injection for Geological Storage
Several STORE members from the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin collaborated to introduce carbon capture and storage technology to their incoming class of freshmen engineers.
April 8 (Fri), 2011
STORE Education: An Introduction to Carbon Sequestration
A talk by STORE member Dr. Katherine Romanak at the Environmental Science and Engineering CE 6221 Graduate Seminar for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas San Antonio on her work in the Southeast U.S. Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership in Cranfield Mississippi. Read more about the event.
March 7-8 (Mon-Tue), 2011
STORE Education: Energy and You: What to do with CO2
Hilary and Jon Olson, STORE members, will present a teacher professional development workshop for the GeoFORCE Texas Program, the nation's largest college prep program for Earth Sciences.
STORE's Teacher Workshop
March 5 (Sat), 2011
STORE Outreach: What to do with CO2: Cures for the Feverish Earth
An outreach booth at The University of Texas at Austin's 12th annual Explore UT, a day of events, performances, exhibits, lectures and activities for the entire family, with more than 50,000 K-12 students on the campus.
STORE's 2011 Explore UT booth
March 1 (Tue), 2011
STORE Outreach: Put It Back: Geologic Sequestration for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
A talk by STORE member Dr. Tip Meckel at the Austin Forum on his involvement in the Southeast U.S. Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership in Cranfield Mississippi, as well as the Texas research initiative to identify sequestration potential in state offshore lands.
Dr. Meckel's Talk at the Austin Forum
February 1 (Tue), 2011
STORE Research and Tech Transfer: Making Capacity Estimates for Geologic Storage of CO2 for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects
A seminar organized by the Florida Geological Survey with STORE member Dr. Sue Hovorka, and hosted at the USGS field office in Tallahassee, FL. Tina Roberts-Ashby of the USGS, expert in Florida capacity, also took part in the discussions.