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Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage is a key technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Recent changes to the tax code (45Q) provide a tax credit to power plants and industrial facilities that capture and store CO2 that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage uses a multidisciplinary approach to address critical questions related to flow physics, monitoring, geochemistry, and simulation of the transport and fate of CO2 stored in partially- to fully-depleted oil fields, saline aquifers, and other unconventional reservoirs.


 

"Expanding Carbon Capture and Storage technology to a Gt-CO2 per year scale will require significantly more research to provide assurances that selected sites will be able to secure CO2 safely and effectively.“   - Sally Benson

 

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Dr. Mark Zoback at Energy Symposium

Dr. Mark Zoback speaks at the OU Price College of Business annual Energy Symposium

Dr. Mark Zoback Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford University speaks at the OU Price College of Business annual Energy Symposium.

Sarah Saltzer named SCCS Managing Director

The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage is happy to announce that Sarah Saltzer is joining us as the new Managing Director.

As much as 65 million metric tons of carbon dioxide flow into oil recovery projects each year to help drive crude and profits from aging wells. But most of the CO2 comes from natural reservoirs – not refineries, power plants or other sources contributing to climate change. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Cash, carbon, crude: Stanford study highlights a path and price to coax emissions back into oil reservoirs

A new analysis looks at what it would take for oil companies to start pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into their wells to boost crude production – and what it would mean for the climate.

 

The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage (SCCS) is a membership-based industrial affiliates program. Membership is available to all interested companies, government agencies, and non-profits. Please contact Sarah Saltzer, managing director of SCCS for more information. (sarah.saltzer@stanford.edu)