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Geologic Carbon Storage: A Climate Salve with Some Nasty Side Effects
Start Date: 2/5/2016Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/5/2016End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description
Burt Thomas, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Earth Science, will speak about his recent research.

Geological Carbon Storage (GCS) is the world's best hope of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions over the next few decades as global economies transition away from fossil energy sources. GCS refers to a variety of strategies that involve capturing carbon dioxide before it is released into the atmosphere and permanently storing it in geological reservoirs. Over the next 100 years, the lion's share of carbon mitigation is expected to involve industrial scale GCS. Industrial methods are based primarily on the lessons-learned and expertise of the US oil industry that has routinely used carbon dioxide injection to enhance oil recovery in depleted oilfields. I will discuss the risks and consequences of our Nation's oil-dependent GCS trajectory and argue for the need for municipal-based low-risk storage options.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hatfield Library  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hatfield Room
Contact Information:
Name: Doreen Simonsen
Phone: 503 375-5343
Burt Thomas
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free Admission
Event Sponsor(s):
Faculty Colloquium

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