Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization
Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.
Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production
A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reports on extensive measurements of methane emissions — including the first measurements for methane emissions taken directly at the well pad — during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells. A team of researchers from UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research completed measurements at 190 natural gas production sites across the United States. The study was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist.
Dr. Steven Hamburg of the Environmental Defense Fund To Speak at University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
Dr. Steven Hamburg, chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund, one of America's most influential environmental advocacy groups, will speak Sept. 21 at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.
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.