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Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) 2017

RECS is the premier carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) education and training experience in the U.S. that is helping to prepare a world-class workforce, enhance U.S. competitiveness, nurture career networks and facilitate research opportunities and technology breakthroughs. The intensive 10-day, interactive program combines classroom instruction with group exercises, CCUS site visits and hands-on field activities that cover the range of science, technology, policy, and business topics associated with CCUS deployment. The RECS network represents the nation’s best-in-class in the CCUS field.


Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance Presents:

Project Coal to Electricity – Teaching Environmental Issues

If your teaching assignment includes natural resources this program is for you. Come visit the Appalachian Plateau in far southwest Virginia for a first hand look at local geology, coal mining, reclamation, coal utilization, and some local history.

This program augments and supports 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade, and Earth Science Standards of Learning relating to non-renewable resources – rock, coal, and natural gas. There is also ample opportunity to discuss issues relating to two of Virginia’s natural resources – forests and water.

Coal – America’s most abundant fuel is used to produce more than 40% of our electricity. The program provides participants with hands-on activities. They explore the Powell River Project Research and Education Center and see how mined land has been restored for a variety of post-mining land use options. They visit underground mines (longwall and continuous mining operations), a surface mine, a coal preparation plant, a coal laboratory, and a coal-fired power plant. They tour a state- of-the-art coal gasification facility and a mining manufacturing plant.

Project Coal to Electricity


Southern States Energy Board

Course Name: Is your facility carbon capture ready? Understanding the basics of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

Course Dates: Webinar On Demand

Course Description: The objective of this Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) webinar is to transfer knowledge that will enable engineering professionals to implement and deploy CCUS projects. Specific areas to be addressed are project development, operations, and monitoring. The webinar will provide an overview of the entire value chain of CCS from capture and separation, through CO2 compression and transportation, to injection well design, utilization of CO2 for enhanced oil/gas recovery, operation, and monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) techniques.

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Past Events

  • June 1-10, 2014:¬†Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS)
  • July 20-26, 2014: Project Coal to Electricity
  • July 7-13 2013: Project Coal to Electricity
  • June 17-26, 2013:¬†Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS)
  • June 3-13, 2012: Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS)2012
  • March 7, 2012: Virginia Mining Association, Inc. Professional Engineers in Mining, Seminar
  • February 7, 2012: SECARB-Ed CCS Training Session
  • November 30, 2011: Webinar- Is Your Facility Carbon Capture Ready? Understanding the Basics of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
  • October 6, 2011: SECARB-Ed CCS Training Session
  • September 14, 2011: SECARB-Ed CCS Training Session
  • September 6, 2011: CCS Training Session for the World Bank’s workshop on “Addressing Barriers to Carbon Capture and Storage in Developing Countries”
  • June 5 – 15, 2011: Training Course – Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) 2011
  • May 10-11, 2011: Training Course – CCS Capacity Building Workshop
  • April 7, 2011: Training Course – Introduction to Carbon Sequestration
  • March 18, 2011: Training Course – CO2 Sequestration for EPA Regulators
  • March 10, 2011: Training Course – CCS Projects in the Southeast
  • March 9, 2011: Training Course – CCS Technologies and Applications across the Southeast
  • March 2, 2011: Training Course – Coal and Energy: Carbon Sequestration
  • January 11, 2011: Training Course – The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage in Rejuvenating the Energy Portfolio of the Southeastern United States
  • October 15, 2010: Training Course – Carbon Sequestration in Unmineable Coal Seams and Shale Reservoirs
  • May 25, 2010: Training Course – Clean Coal Technologies Session at the Eastern Coal Council’s 31st Annual Conference and Exposition
  • May 7, 2010: Training Course – Carbon Capture and Storage-The Way Ahead at 2010 Spring Meeting of the Central Appalachian Section of SME