UTCCS Showcase and Conferences

On January 23, 2024, the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) joined the Texas Carbon Management Program (TxCMP) and the UT Energy Institute to host a day of presentations that cover pertinent CCS topics and current CCS technical research at the Commons Conference Center, located at the Pickle Research Campus at UT Austin in Austin, TX. This CCS showcase, known as UTCCS-7, continued on January 24 and 25, 2024, but the last 2 days were closed sessions for sponsors of the GCCC and TxCMP.  UTCCS conferences typically occur every other year.

Day 1 UTCCS-7 Plenary & Showcase Presentations

UTCCSS-7 Welcome & Plenary

a)    Welcome to UTCCS-7 and the Plenary Session, Brian Korgel (Energy Institute)
b)    Success of DOE’s Program in Getting CCS to Commerciality, Sarah Forbes (Deputy Assistant Director of DOE, Carbon Management) 
c)    Texas Preparations for CO2 Storage, Jim Wright (Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission)
d)    Implementing CCS along the U.S. Gulf Coast, Matt Reeves (ExxonMobil) 
e)    Hydrogen Hub, Ning Lin (Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, [BEG]) 
f)     Results of Sloan Funding, Sheila Olmstead, (LBJ School of Public Policy, UT Austin) 
g)    Results on Environmental Impacts of Amine Scrubbing, Gary Rochelle (Texas Carbon Management Program [TxCMP]) 
h)    Main Breakthroughs in Carbon Storage, Susan Hovorka, (BEG, Gulf Coast Carbon Center [GCCC])

Technical Session 1A. Carbon Capture Presentations: Air Emissions from Amine Scrubbing

a)    Effect of ammonia emissions on cost of PM2.5, Andrew Waxman (UT Austin LBJ School)
b)    Puff modeling of amine emissions, Eladio Knipping (EPRI)
c)    Stack gas analyses at NCCC, Armin Wisthaler (University of Oslo)
d)    Ambient air analyses at NCCC pilot plan, Pawel Misztal (Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering)

Technical Session 1B. Carbon Storage Presentations: Current Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Research Relevant to Carbon Storage

a)    Novel Fluids for Enhanced Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Ryosuke Okuno (PGE)
b)    Modeling CCS Subsurface Risks, Marcos Vitor Barbosa Machado (PGE) 
c)    Significance of Hydrate Formation during CO2 Storage in Depleted Gas Reservoirs, Bruno Ramon Batista Fernandes (PGE)
d)    Experimentally Replicating Buoyancy-Driven Flow at Reservoir Conditions, David DiCarlo (PGE)  
e)    Experimental Measurements on Caprock CO2-water Wettability at Reservoir Pressure and Temperature, Nicolas Espinoza (PGE)  Preprint of research available here: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4709815

Technical Session 2A. Carbon Capture Presentations

a)    PZAS Pilot Plant Results, Fred Closmann (TxCMP)
b)    CCUS with Ionic Liquids, Adhika Retnanto (ChE)
c)    Carbon adsorbents, Ehren Eichler (ChE)
d)    Membranes for DAC, Antoine Chamoun-Farah (ChE)

Technical Session 2B. Carbon Storage Presentations 

a)    Status of CCS Projects and Policies for the Gulf of Mexico Coast, Tip Meckel (BEG GCCC) 
b)    Key Advances in CCS Storage and Implications for Project Deployment, Alex Bump (BEG GCCC)
c)    Gulf Coast Carbon Center Research Activities, Sue Hovorka (BEG GCCC)

*Note: Presentation titles in black, that are not linked, will not be made publicly available at this time.


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