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University Receives $19 Million to Monitor Carbon Storage Project

The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and monitor a carbon capture and storage demonstration project that will take CO2 from a coal-fired power plant and inject it deep underground. It will be among only a handful of other carbon capture and storage tests around the world using human-made CO2.

Chevron Gives More Than $1.8 Million in Grants to The University of Texas at Austin

Chevron has contributed $1,848,600 in 2009 to support academic programs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Center for Energy Economics to Assess Ghana’s Oil & Gas Sector

UT Austin’s Center for Energy Economics is conducting a “needs assessment” for the oil and gas sector in the west African country of Ghana. The goal is to provide a roadmap for developing the infrastructure and expertise to most effectively manage Ghana’s emerging oil and gas industry.

University Receives $6 Million to Assess Carbon Storage Sites in Gulf of Mexico

The University of Texas at Austin will use $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Texas General Land Office to identify state-owned areas underlying the Gulf of Mexico where carbon dioxide (CO2) can be stored safely and economically.

The University of Texas at Austin Receives $1 Million Grant to Build Carbon Capture and Storage Workforce

The University of Texas at Austin will use a $994,702 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help create a skilled workforce for the emerging carbon capture and storage industry and to build public awareness of the technology's benefits to society.

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.

Chevron Gives $1 Million to Enhance Nation’s Largest Public Collection of Geological Materials

Chevron has contributed $1 million to the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences. The gift will support the bureau's core research facilities, where scientists study materials in the nation's largest publicly available storehouse of geological cuttings and cores.

New Study on 49 National Oil Companies by the World Bank and UT-CEE

Energy analysts at The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Energy Economics (CEE) and the World Bank have completed the first comprehensive database of 49 National Oil Companies (NOCs), titled "A Citizen's Guide to National Oil Companies." The database is complemented by a technical report containing a preliminary analysis and possible interpretation of the…   » Continue Reading

Advanced Energy Consortium Issues Request for Proposals to Develop Micro- and Nanosensors to Boost Energy Production

The Advanced Energy Consortium, a research consortium managed by the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop micro- and nanoscale technology for enhanced reservoir characterization and hydrocarbon detection in conventional oil and gas reservoirs with the ultimate goal…   » Continue Reading

Charles Groat Named Interim Dean of Jackson School of Geosciences

The University of Texas at Austin has named Charles G. "Chip" Groat interim dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences.