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24th July 2020 SPE WA Reducing Net Carbon Footprint Webinar: Prospects and Challenges for Carbon Capture and Storage: A California Perspective
July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $10.00
SPE WA are proud to present the details of our live webinar on Reducing Net Carbon Footprint titled “Prospects and Challenges for Carbon Capture and Storage: A California Perspective” by Professor Sally Benson!
Note that once you register on the website, a separate email will be sent to you which has a link that takes you to the webinar specific entry gateway before the webinar.
About the Presentation
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a critical technology for deep decarbonization of the electricity and industrial sectors. As the 5th largest economy in the world, California is an interesting case study for examining the role that CCUS can play in achieving its ambitious mandate for a zero emission electrical grid by 2045 and goals for economy wide net zero emissions by 2045. In this talk Professor Sally Benson will discuss prospects for CCUS in electricity and industry decarbonization, national and state-level incentives for CCUS, and the technical potential for CO2 storage. While prospects for the role that CCUS can play are very good, there are also many challenges that will also be discussed.
About the Speakers
Professor Sally M. Benson, who joined Stanford University in 2007, is the co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; she studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future. She also directs Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project. Prior to joining Stanford, Benson was Division Director for Earth Sciences, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences and Deputy Director at LBNL.
Professor Benson serves on the Board of Directors for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Climate Central. Currently she also serves on the Advisory Boards for Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton’s Adlinger Center, Japan’s Initiative for the Cool Earth Forum, and the Lahore University of Management Science in Pakistan. Over the past several years she participated in a number of National Academy of Sciences, Secretary of Energy, and National Petroleum Council research needs assessments related to carbon management. She also is on the Editorial Board for Energy and Environmental Sciences.