December 11th, 2023: Thanks to the Roads to Removal initiative by the Livermore Lab Foundation, which explores different options for carbon dioxide removal across the United States of America.  

Check out great descriptions, and cool animations, about storing carbon dioxide in the ground. In this video, the Gulf Coast Carbon Center's (GCCC’s) Dr. Sue Hovorka explains how geological storage of carbon dioxide works, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy’s Research Professor Dr. Peter Psarras describes carbon transport and significance of biomass with narrations.

The Roads to Removal initiative includes a carbon removal report led by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, co-authored by the GCCC's Sue Hovorka, Alex Bump, Ramón Arturo Gil-Egui, and Edna Rodriguez Calzado from the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin with dozens of other collaborators. For more information, check out:

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November 9-11, 2023:  Linda McCall and Lucy Phlegar attended CAST23, presented by the Science Teachers Association of Texas, in Houston, Texas. Linda and Lucy engaged, recruited, and provided information to science teachers around Texas about the Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau), the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC), as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS). The GCCC will start offering summer 2024 opportunities for Texas Educators to help design CCS educational experiences for students across Texas and Louisiana.  They raffled off educational kits to provide teachers with hands-on demonstrations about carbon dioxide for students in their classroom.

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June 10, 2023: The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) recently selected the Gulf Coast Carbon Center’s (GCCC’s) “Texas-Louisiana Carbon Management Community (TXLA CMC)” proposal for negotiation. The proposal was in response to NETL’s Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0002799. TXLA CMC will provide stakeholders in the fossil-fuel heavy, industrial corridor hub of Texas and Louisiana with crucial information about carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) in order to help bridge environmental, public education-awareness knowledge gaps. We know that universities are well-trusted sources of information for the CCUS stakeholder community with strong existing missions, expertise, and facilities to host discussions and to provide information. 

TXLA CMC proposes to achieve one of our many mission goals by having the GCCC partner with other universities and K-20 educators to help spread CCS/CCUS awareness. This DOE award supports a partnership with Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas; Texas A&M University campuses in Kingsville as well as Corpus Christi, Texas; University of Houston in Houston, TX; and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. TXLA CMC will tap the expertise, networks and missions of these six universities in the region and will leverage the existing public, industrial, technical, and government outreach information and engagement strengths by each university’s expertise and having them both coordinate dialogue about all the critical components of CCUS to gain key perspectives and local knowledge from community agents.

By connecting and developing the stakeholder community, TXLA CMC will accelerate situationally appropriate deployment of CCUS as an emissions mitigation option for dozens of large volume industrial and power sector CO2 emissions sources in the region. This community will also support expanding the already advanced hydrogen production system while enhancing the development of Direct Air Capture (DAC) projects.

TXLA CMC will enhance access to information by: 1) listening to the public as individuals, community representatives, and interest groups, project developers, landowners, regulators, consultancies entering CCUS service, and policy makers. 2) tracking project development to facilitate data collection, sharing and analysis in a timely manner; 3) uniting diverse expertise across the community to optimize development; 4) bringing expertise to the community from colleagues across the US and globally for regional technology transfer; 5) making information available via diverse mechanisms including in-person meetings, information and discussion sessions, one-on-one conversations with key stakeholders, training, education at various levels, as well as internet, film, and traditional publication information dispersal methods with awareness of energy, equity, and environmental justice (EEEJ) needs. A critical mission is to help coordinate, create, and distribute educational resources for Texas and Louisiana. 

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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