STORE Launches Public Awareness Video Series
Political fortunes may rise and fall, but the need for the general public to know about the ins and outs of our nation's energy production needs, policies, and consequences will be a constant force as the energy industry moves into the 21st century and beyond. STORE has created a multi-part video series for the general public to introduce them to the idea of CO2 sequestration in a non-threatening and educational way.
The first video in the series, "What the Heck is Sequestration?", uses the popular "man on the street" format and illustrates just how little people really know about where their energy comes from on a daily basis.
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Put it Back
How can we reduce CO2 in the atmosphere? We can do what our mothers' always told us and "Put it Back!"
Can Potatoes Power the Planet?
Where does energy come from? How much do we use everyday? And - can potatoes help us power the planet?
Breaking the Mold on Near Surface Monitoring
When some Canadian landowners noticed changes in their property, they suspected that CO2 being stored deep underground had begun to leak to the surface. After two different investigations reached opposite conclusions, IPAC-CO2 asked experts from The University of Texas at Austin to undertake an independent investigation. These are the results. For more information visit the page related to this monitoring technique on the STORE website at: http://www.storeco2now.com/SoilGas.
Katherine Romanak from the STORE Alliance at the University of Texas at Austin comments on soil-gas variability at an industrial CO2-Monitoring Site, Cranfield Field. Dr. Romanak conducts field research on shallow sub-surface monitoring of sequestered CO2 at the Cranfield Site outside of Natchez, Mississippi.
CO2 Release Demonstration
In the short film clip below, a member of the Denbury Resources team demonstrates the amount of pressure in a CO2 injection well at Cranfield by opening the release valve. Pressure inside the pipe = 2,900 psi!
Meet Nwachukwu "Tony" Anyamele
Members of STORE are working with undergraduates, graduate students and recently degreed students (like Tony Anyamele profiled on this page) to advance a workforce in carbon sequestration technology. If you are a student looking at potential academic courses and career paths for your future, we hope you will consider training to apply your science and engineering skills to carbon sequestration. We've profiled Tony Anyamele in this short video above and in his resume below to give you just one example of the kind of young scientists and engineers who are excited about this technology.
Nwachukwu "Tony" Anyamele just completed a stint at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center working with members of the STORE team. Tony received his BS in Geology from the University of Nigeria, and his MS in Geology from Temple University in Philadelphia. During his time at The University of Texas at Austin, he worked on database construction for the U.S. Department of Energy FOA 33 Gulf Mega Transect Project using PETRA mapping software. Tony also operated an innovative U-tube sampling apparatus for monitoring the geochemistry of CO2 injections at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) sponsored SE CARB Phase III, 2 million ton CO2 injection pilot project at the Cranfield Oil Field, MS. The video above, featuring Tony, describes the kind of monitoring program geoscientists are undertaking in the field of Geological Carbon Sequestration and profiles a young scientist in action!