University of Texas at Austin

Hovorka Wins Prestigious Award in Carbon Capture/Storage

November 2, 2018


Susan Hovrka

From left to right: Ramon Gil, Susan Hovorka, Seyyed Hosseini, Vanessa Nuñez-López, and Katherine Romanak of the Bureau's Gulf Coast Carbon Center  

Susan D. Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology senior research scientist and principal investigator of the Bureau’s Gulf Coast Carbon Center, was honored recently at the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies’ GHGT-14 Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with the organization’s most prestigious accolade, the Greenman Award. The Greenman Award is widely considered to be the most important distinction presented to a researcher in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS). It is given annually to an individual in recognition of  “services to the development of knowledge and understanding of the issues involved with carbon capture and storage and greenhouse gas control technologies.”

“Sue Hovorka’s leadership of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center has allowed for the development of truly innovative methods and tools that have taken CCS beyond the realm of concept and into real-world application,” said Michael Young, director of the Bureau’s division of environmental research. “Largely because of Sue, the Carbon Center is considered to be a world leader in the crucial research required to mitigate the effects of CO2 emissions.”

Please join all of us at the Bureau in congratulating Dr. Hovorka!