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The Southeast Regional CO2 Sequestration Training Program (SECARB-Ed), funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy, will host this course. The workshop will address the entire value chain of CCS with a focus on the fundamentals of carbon capture, compression and transportation, carbon storage in conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and MVA techniques. The course concludes with discussion on CCS best practices, risk assessment of CCS implementation, and workforce development needs.
Regulatory frameworks that permit and/or form barriers to technology systems are one type of institutional barrier, and one that was a focus in the Workshop on Carbon Management Gaps & Barriers in Electric Power and Transportation Sectors. The clearer inclusion of such barriers – and the analysis of the effect of addressing such barriers – in economic and policy analyses has the potential to form a rational basis for actions to address barriers to be considered along-side of actions to develop technologies, and drive technology improvements. This working meeting will involve engineers familiar with technology barriers and researchers involved in the economic modeling of policies to explore Inclusion of Technology Barriers in Economic and Policy Analyses of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation.
Engineering society activities, including meetings and publications, are having an increasing focus on carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage. This working meeting will include leaders of the CCS technical with leaders of engineering society CCS initiatives to explore the ways in which engineering societies could best serve the CCS community.
This workshop will build upon the conference sessions with a more in-depth discussion on case studies, industry questions, and implementation issues. Discussions will cover the differences and relationships between voluntary reporting, the GHG Reporting Rule, and permitting requirements, including technical requirements, state and federal regulatory enforcement authority, and legal implications.
This exciting workshop will begin with an overview of current methodologies that can be used to assess the sustainability of carbon management technologies from life cycle assessment and risk assessment to sustainability ROI or total cost assessment. Using a comparison of soy biodiesel with petroleum biodiesel as a case study, workshop participants will apply some of the methods learned to better understand how environmental, social, and economic impacts can be measured and compared. The group will go on to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies and identify gaps that still need to be addressed. As a last step, the group will consider the next steps required to close the gap.
Policy makers in carbon management are encouraged to participate to learn, expand the discussion, and/or provide input into needs in this area.