Susan Hovorka, a senior research scientist at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the Greenman Award for her significant contributions to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies.

“I am honored to receive this award in recognition of my team’s work,” Hovorka said. “Joining the ranks of the prestigious individuals who have won this in the past illustrates the overall success of our work in greenhouse gas mitigation.”

She received the award last week at the 14th annual Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference in Melbourne, Australia.

The award was presented to Hovorka by Kelly Thambimuthu, a scientist who worked on the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The panel, along with former Vice President Al Gore, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

“Hovorka’s work in carbon dioxide storage has advanced the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) immeasurably,” said Thambimuthu. “Most priceless of all, she has been a mentor and inspiration to the CCS students she’s advised, and an internationally-influential leader to many technical research teams.”

Only 12 people have received the Greenman Award since its inception in 1996, including this year’s winners.

[Read this story on the AAAS EurekaAlert! and the Jackson School of Geosciences websites.]

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  • The 2018 John C. Frye Memorial Award in Environmental Geology was presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations number 283: “Geological CO2 Sequestration Atlas of Miocene Strata, Offshore Texas State Waters”, edited by Ramon Trevino and Tip Meckel. Editors Trevino and Meckel were presented with the award at the GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November.

    The award, co-sponsored by the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Association of American State Geologists (AASG), is given for the best publication in the field of environmental geology published by a state geological survey or by GSA during the past 3 years.

    Publications nominated for the Frye award successfully “identify a geologically based environmental issue, provide sound and substantive information pertinent to the problem, relate geology to the issue, and present information directly usable by geologists, other professionals such as land-use planners and engineers, and ideally also by informed laypersons.”

    Read GCCC’s original blog post detailing the report here.

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