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2014 Midwest Carbon Sequestration
November 6, 2014
I Hotel and Conference Center
STEP and World Resources Institute to offer
Financial Assurances Workshop
March 13, 2014, Washington, DC
STEP is working with World Resources Institute to offer a Financial Assurances Workshop, March 13, 2014, Washington, DC. The workshop will provide an overview of financial assurance with specific focus on the regulations underpinning the UIC Class VI well operator. Ms. Chiara Trabucchi from Industrial Economics, Inc. will lead the workshop. The elements of this workshop include: financial assurance terms and concepts; discussion of the current financial assurance framework for Class VI wells, with focus on the mix of regulatory requirements under 40 CFR 146.85 and recommendations proffered by EPA's July 2011 FR guidance document; overview of the six financial instruments allowed under 40 CFR 146.85; and discussion of financial assurance requirements by geological sequestration phases. Registration details will available in late January 2014.
Please contact Kathy Atchley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive copies of the registration materials.
STEP works with regional partners on development
of international workshop
International Workshop on Public Education, Training, and Community Outreach for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
July 30-31, 2014, Decatur, Illinois
This workshop is being developed and sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy), Archer Daniels Midland Company, Schlumberger Carbon Services, Illinois State Geological Survey (University of Illinois), and Richland Community College. The technical program will feature cutting-edge tools and techniques for public education, training, and community outreach on CCUS. Workshop attendees will tour the Decatur commercial-scale carbon capture and storage project at the ADM facility. To present a paper, submit an abstract to email@example.com for the following topics: (1) Ongoing Programs in CCUS Education and Training, (2) Project Developer/Industry Experience in Public Communications, (3) Sharing Knowledge/Lessons Learned for Effective CCUS Outreach, or (4) Advancing CCUS Education, Training, and Outreach Programs, Key Messages, and FAQs.
The workshop will also include a full day of programing for K-12 teachers with interactive lesson plans, containing activities and experiments related to CCUS and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Abstracts are due March 31, 2014, click here for the "Call for Papers". Please refer to the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) website http://nsec.richland.edu for the Call for Papers and workshop updates. Download the workshop flyer here.
If interested in presenting at the Teachers Workshop for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12, contact Dr. David Larrick, Director, Sequestration Program, Richland Community College (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 217-875-7211, ext. 6175).
Presentations from the 2013 Midwest Carbon Sequestration Science Conference now available
The MGSC, STEP and Schlumberger Carbon Services welcomed over 100 participants to the 2013 Midwest Carbon Sequestration Science Conference, October 7-9, 2013. This conference showcased current research by project partners and featured a full day of presentations on the IBDP 1-million tonne saline reservoir injection demonstration, including geology, geophysics, environmental monitoring, outreach/education, and compression/infrastructure. Presentations from the meeting are now available for viewing at
STEP Instructors Visit Seoul, Korea
November 19-21, 2013
Dr. Robert Finley and Dr. Sallie Greenberg attended the Mid-term Meeting of the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), November 19-21, 2013 in Seoul, Korea. The Illinois State Geological Survey, as leader of the MGSC, and Schlumberger Carbon Services team are working with KIOST project management on key technical and non-technical issues.
While in Korea, Dr. Finley and Dr. Greenberg met with the Korea CCS Association, Seoul National University, and KIOST. Each meeting provided an opportunity for knowledge sharing about the IBDP for students, geologists, and engineers. These meetings and seminars presented a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing while gaining a better understanding of CCS in Korea. By gaining greater understanding of CCS stakeholders in Korea, the MGSC team is able to contribute to the site selection process and the demonstration of CCS technology in Korea. Additionally, the MGSC team will be able to help new international research partners and stakeholders understand the landscape of CCS in Korea with the objective of furthering large-scale deployment in the long-term, while supporting cooperation between Korea and US DOE.
Ed Mehnert with the ISGS resents at the 2013 Midwest Carbon Sequestration Science Conference.
Dr. Rob Finley and Dr. Sallie Greenberg attend a meeting with KIOST in Seoul, South Korea.
STEP is a program of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative, University of Illinois.