Gulf Coast Carbon Center Feature

Geologic and infrastructure factors for delineating areas for clean coal: examples in Texas, USA

W.A. Ambrose
C. Breton

S.D. Hovorka (STORE Team Member)
I.J. Duncan
G. Gülen
M.H. Holtz
V. Núñez-López


June 2011 -- Texas has a wide variety of areas that can be targeted for new clean-coal facilities. These areas are delineated by mapping spatial linkages between coal- and lignite-bearing formations, groundwater and surface-water resources, and CO2 sinks in brine formations for long-term CO2 storage or in mature oil fields with potential for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).