Outreach, Training, Policy, and Regulation
Theme 5: Outreach, Training, Policy, and Regulation [PDF]
The major goal of this theme is to increase accessibility of GCCC results and provide technical information relevant to policy.
- Gave 384 presentations worldwide; hosted more than 40 U.S. and international colleagues from academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Supported and advised [PDF] 29 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Developed and taught a cross-disciplinary graduate course at The University of Texas at Austin in geologic storage of CO2.
- Published 58 papers on GCCC research.
- Expanded information platforms over which GCCC provides information to stakeholders; registered a higher-than-average open rate on electronic messaging.
- Partnered with multiple outside research institutions in collaborative field injection experiments; provided technical expertise on carbon capture and storage (CCS) to regulators and policy-makers.
- Collaboration [PDF] with the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme's (IEAGHG) Monitoring Network led to GCCC representation within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Delivered over 8,000 training and education contact hours; 4,400 continuing education units, and 3,500 coursework contact hours related to CCS through GCCC's outreach partner STORE [PDF].
- Student mentoring gave GCCC sponsors, other companies, and academic institutions a more informed workforce.
- GCCC influence increased through additional dollars provided by new members: Korea Carbon Capture and Sequestration R&D Center (KCRC) and Ecopetrol.
- Prominence of GCCC led to award from U.S. Department of the Interior to develop a best-practices manual for injection of CO2 in the Outer Continental Shelf.
- GCCC provided technical expertise [PDF] to U.S. offshore CCS (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [BOEM]) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulators.
- GCCC researchers visited stakeholders in 17 countries; 83% of activity was within the United States, 44% in the Gulf Coast region.
- GCCC researchers hosted visitors from 11 countries: Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Japan, Korea, Norway, South Africa, Taiwan, and U.K.
Collaborative Research Partners
- American Water Works Association
- Carbon Counts
- CO2 Capture Project—British Petroleum
- Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC)
- Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
- Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
- Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL)
- Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL)
- Mesa Photonics
- Mississippi State University
- Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)
- Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
- Sandia National Laboratories
- University of Durham
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Florida at Miami
- University of Mississippi
- The University of Texas at Austin™ (UT Austin), Chemical Engineering
- UT Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), Department of Geological Sciences
- UT Austin, JSG, Energy & Earth Resources
- UT Austin, JSG, Institute for Geophysics
- Wood Group Mustang
Staff Publications by the Numbers
- 58 papers in peer-reviewed journals
- 74 abstracts in presentation proceedings
- 16 papers in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGHGC) Special Publication on carbon sequestration stacked storage test at Cranfield, Mississippi site