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Registration is now open for our first webinar of 2022. Join us March 8 at 11 a.m. ET for this educational webinar on The Future of Critical Minerals & Rare Earth Elements in the Southeast.

Now more than ever, securing and processing critical minerals (CMs) and rare earth elements (REEs) is critical to the technological progress and decarbonization of the nation’s energy grid. Electric vehicles alone require 2-3 times the amount of copper needed for traditional internal combustion engine-powered vehicles, and EV sales continue to rise. China controls more than 80 percent of the world’s REEsan imbalance that threatens U.S. energy independence and technological innovation.

How can the Southeast respond to the growing need for CMs and REEs? To answer that question and more, joining us will be:

  • Dr. Grant Bromhal, Acting Director of the Mineral Sustainability Division at the U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Danny Gray, Executive VP of Strategy and Business Operations at Green Cement Inc. and SSEB’s Associate Member Chair;
  • Dr. Michael Karmis, Director of the Virginia Center for Coal & Energy Research (Ret.); and
  • Dr. Charles Sims, Energy & Environment Program Director at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Learn About CCUS Regional Initiatives in a New Podcast from eGeos!

The episode—featuring Benjamin Wernette, our Geologist and Project Manager—introduces listeners to the four Regional Initiatives to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Deployment, a DOE-funded project with the collective objective to identify and help address regional storage and transport hurdles affecting commercial deployment of CCUS.

Hosted by Dr. Rachelle Kernen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources at the University of Adelaide, the 2022 eGeos podcast series takes a deep dive into CCUS thanks to a new partnership with the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative.

The four initiatives discussed in the episode are:

Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI)

Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership of the Western United States (CUSP)

Plains Carbon Dioxide Reduction Partnership Initiative to Accelerate CCUS Deployment (PCOR)

Southeast Regional Carbon Utilization & Storage Partnership (SECARB-USA)

Alongside Benjamin, this podcast features discussions with the leaders from two other DOE-funded regional initiatives:

  • Sallie Greenberg and Neeraj Gupta, co-Principal Investigators for the MRCI; and
  • Wesley Peck, Assistant Director of Subsurface Strategies at the Energy & Environmental Research Center and Regional Infrastructure Task Lead for PCOR.

Future episodes will include discussions with members of the eGeos team and researchers from the other regional initiatives, as well as experts from a variety of CCUS-related fields.

Listen to the eGeos podcast on Apple Podcasts, SpotifySoundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

For more information on the regional initiatives, check out our webinar from July 2021 here.