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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, Managing Director of SCCS, in a grey suit coat.

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.

Oil transport pipe and oil pumps in desert

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. Read the full article here.

Sally Benson and Arun Majumdar, co-directors of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. (Image credit: Carolyn Raider)

Stanford launches new energy research program in collaboration with industry

The Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance will facilitate research and educational relationships between faculty members and companies with shared scholarly interests.

Research scientist Tae Wook Kim and Professor Tony Kovscek check the status of an experiment in the CT scanner. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

New techniques for removing carbon from the atmosphere

As the world continues to burn 100 million barrels of oil a day – a rate that is expected to continue for the next 50 years – Stanford Earth researchers are developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases. Read the full article here.

Harrison Lisabeth

Harrison Lisabeth receives 2017 AGU MRP Graduate Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Harrison Lisabeth on receiving the 2017 AGU MRP Graduate Research Award!  During his Ph.D.

Carbon economy informational graphic

Transforming the carbon economy: U.S. Energy Dept. task force recommends research

Most strategies to combat climate change concentrate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by substituting non-carbon energy sources for fossil fuels, but a task force commissioned in June 2016 by former U.S.

Dr. Mark Zoback and AGI logo

Dr. Mark Zoback receives AGI public service award

Stanford Earth's Mark Zoback will received 2016's Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences award from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). The award is bestowed upon one individual or organization every year for "contributions leading to greater public appreciation and better understanding of the role of geosciences in society".

Sally Benson giving a talk at MIT on February 9th, 2016 (Image credit: Shriya Parekh).

Sally Benson talks energy systems analysis at MIT

When planning the energy adaptations that will need to take place as the world begins its long-term transition to a decarbonized energy system, it is tempting to consider cost as the deciding factor in determining which kinds of low-carbon technology to develop.

Kate Maher holding soil samples in front of green grass hills.

Kate Maher receives James B. Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), the largest academic association of Earth scientists in the world, awarded Kate Maher with the James B.