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NETL Welcomes Nation’s Carbon Management Experts to Pittsburgh Aug. 15-19

The nation’s top engineers and scientists leading groundbreaking research to reduce atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the world’s dominant greenhouse gas, will gather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug. 15-19 when NETL hosts the 2022 Carbon Management Project Review Meeting.

For the first time in two years, we are meeting in person, rather than virtually due to COVID-19, to share updates on the cutting-edge research being conducted by NETL and our research partners to achieve a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero carbon emissions economy by 2050,” said NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D.

“This one-of-a-kind event is dedicated to providing information about the work undertaken by NETL and its partners that is driving innovation and delivering solutions to address climate change,” Anderson said.

Anderson will welcome researchers from NETL, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), other national laboratories, U.S. research universities, industry and professional associations when the review meeting begins at 8 a.m. (ET) Monday at The Westin Pittsburgh.

After Anderson’s opening remarks, Brad Crabtree, assistant secretary for DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, and other DOE leaders will share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing researchers as they strive to meet the Administration’s goals to reduce carbon emissions and complete the nations’ transformational shift to clean energy.

During the five-day meeting, researchers will present updates on more than 225 carbon management projects underway to ensure a sustainable clean energy future.


Meeting activities include:

· Discussions of point source carbon capture from industrial sources such as fossil fuel-based power plants, cement kilns and blast furnaces as well as carbon management approaches that involve coupling carbon capture methods with carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization/conversion to manufacture value-added products such as chemicals and building products.

· Reviews of the development of sorbents and other materials for direct air capture (DAC) systems that remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere. DAC is a priority for DOE and figures prominently in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in which $3.5 billion has been dedicated to the development of regional DAC Hubs that will each capture at least 1,000,000 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

· Reviews of carbon capture and storage projects that employ cost-effective efforts to safely and permanently store CO2 in underground reservoirs, including depleted oil and gas fields and deep saline formations, sealed by layers of impermeable rock.

· Updates on advanced sensor systems to monitor the integrity of pipelines to transport CO2 to storage sites and wellbores used to inject CO2 into the subsurface.

· Data analytics presentations showing how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to predict the capacities of subsurface reservoirs to store CO2 and simulate how CO2 will interact with the subsurface environment.

Review the meeting agenda for the schedule of presentations, panel discussions, plenary sessions, poster sessions and other events.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.