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