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Geological CO2 Sequestration Atlas of Miocene Strata, Offshore Texas State Waters

The latest Report of Investigations from the Bureau—Geological CO2 Sequestration Atlas of Miocene Strata, Offshore Texas State Waters (RI0283), edited by Bureau researchers Ramon Trevino and Tip Meckel—summarizes research undertaken as part of a multiyear study (2009–2014) of Texas State Waters and the adjacent Federal Offshore Continental Shelf. The goal of the study was to assess and analyze... CLICK TO READ


Luminant Teaches UT Students about Energy Services in Central Texas

Organized by Dr. Carey King of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center and Cliff Clark of Luminant, a member of GCCC's Industrial Associates, University of Texas graduate and undergraduate students visited Luminant's Sandow Power Plant in Rockdale, Texas... CLICK TO READ


Fighting Climate Change... by Pumping Oil?

Most people don't think of producing petroleum and fighting greenhouse gas emissions as compatible endeavors. But oil and gas operators in Texas have decades of experience in a practice that may be a first step in greenhouse gas reduction.

Researchers at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center... CLICK TO READ


Texas Passes Significant CCS Legislation

In the spring of 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature passed landmark legislation to increase the options for Texas industries to reduce their carbon emissions through carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). CCS refers to the capture of atmospheric carbon and its sequestration in underground geological structures... CLICK TO READ


GCCC Participates in Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was enacted in February of 2009 in order to help stimulate the U.S. economy in the wake of the global economic downturn, includes significant domestic spending in the energy sector. Importantly, the Act specifies investment in several different aspects... CLICK TO READ


GCCC receives awards for three projects involving carbon sequestration

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE/NETL has invested in research in carbon capture and sequestration technology and education. Funding for three separate projects was awarded to researchers at the Bureau of Economic Geology.

BEG received a grant totaling more than $1.3M over 36 months in the area of Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting (MVA)... CLICK TO READ


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