WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series and the U.S. Energy Association present
Does Carbon Capture and Storage Help Meet CO2 Reduction Goals?
Perspectives from the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project
Dr. Sallie Greenberg will discuss how carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) can provide the scale necessary to limit increase in global temperature by 2°C and help the US meet its Paris target of reducing GHG by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.
Dr. Greenberg will bring insights into The Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP) - a million tonne deep saline CO2 geologic storage demonstration project led by the Midwest Geologic Sequestration Consortium, and funded by the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. The project is unique because it is one of the only full-scale bioenergy CCS (BECCS) demonstration projects to-date.
Dr. Greenberg will highlight the results and challenges of upscaling carbon capture and storage projects, touching on issues, such as permitting, public engagement, policy implications for CCUS, and the vital role this technology holds in meeting emission reduction targets.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: USEA, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550 (Executive Conference Room), WDC 20004
Closest Metro: Federal Triangle
Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $15 (non-WCEE members)
This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; beverages and dessert will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
This event is jointly sponsored by the
U.S. Energy Association
About our speaker:
Sallie E. Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Energy Research & Development at the Illinois State Geological Survey – University of Illinois. She is the principal investigator for the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s seven regional sequestration partnerships and the Director of the Sequestration Training and Education Program (STEP). In these roles she works with a team of scientists and engineers on several carbon capture and geologic storage projects, including the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, Abbott Capture Project, CarbonSAFE, and the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project. Over the last 15 years, Sallie has consulted or contributed to more than 25 international carbon capture and storage projects.
Sallie began her geology career as an isotope geochemist and has more than 25 years of experience in environmental geology with a research focus on stakeholder engagement and understanding the societal implications of natural resource utilization. Her combination of advanced degrees in low temperature geochemistry and education provide a unique perspective on understanding public challenges related to balancing societal demands for energy with environmental concern. Sallie holds a Ph.D. in Secondary and Continuing Education and Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Alfred University in New York.