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Gas Injection Probably Triggered Small Earthquakes Near Snyder, Texas

Gas Injection Probably Triggered Small Earthquakes Near Snyder, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) — a finding that is relevant to the process of capturing and storing CO2 underground.

U.S. Can Curb Carbon Emissions While Boosting Domestic Oil Production, Report Says

Report urges U.S. to increase combination of carbon capture and storage with enhanced oil recovery to increase domestic oil production while curbing emissions of carbon dioxide.

ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva to Address Energy Forum

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Energy Forum is a student-initiated two-day conference that brings together a cross-section of the university's faculty, students and staff alongside industry, government and NGO partners. The event will showcase the university's energy expertise and bring together academic and professional leaders to address energy issues and foster new venture…   » Continue Reading

Luminant Donates $500,000 to University of Texas at Austin Carbon Program

In support of new and emerging solutions to produce even cleaner power for the future, Texas power generation company Luminant has given $500,000 to The University of Texas at Austin’s Luminant Carbon Management Program. This brings the company's total program contribution to $2.3 million over five years.

Inaugural Energy Forum to Address Energy Issues Feb. 3-4, 2011

Event: Inaugural University of Texas Energy Forum. This student-led event will bring together leading researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, along with industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today's most pressing energy challenges, from oil exploration to renewable energy and alternative sources, to innovative energy ventures. When: Thursday, Feb. 3, 11…   » Continue Reading

Predictions of Coal, CO2 Production Flawed, Says Latest Research

The CO2 emission estimates used for government policy decisions assume unlimited coal and fossil fuel production for the next 100 years, an unrealistic premise which skews climate change models and proposed solutions, according to new research.

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.

University of Texas at Austin faculty member joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University of Texas at Austin faculty member joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Mary Wheeler, a noted computational researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.