CO2 Sequestration Research

Carbon sequestration (storing CO2 underground in depleted oil and gas reservoirs, coal seams, or deep brine reservoirs) is rapidly emerging as a key technology in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The passage of the Colorado Climate Change Markets Act (part of HB06-1322) was a catalyst for this research at the three Colorado research universities. CERI helps coordinate the related geological sequestration research at CSM, terrestrial sequestration at CSU, and carbon trading schemes research at the CU Law School. Department of Energy sponsored federal programs in CO2 sequestration and demand for acceleration of these technologies from Shell Oil and Xcel Energy drive new research efforts in CO2 sequestration in Colorado.


By-product CO2 from the ethanol plant in the background is being injected into a oil well as part of a CO2 flood project. The CO2 from the ethanol plant is being used for enhanced oil recovery and creating an opportunity for sequestering the CO2

- National Energy Technology Laboratory

Publications

Carbon Sequestration Executive Summary - The Colorado Climate Change Markets Act

Challenges and Opportunities for Geological Carbon Sequestration in Colorado

Presentations

Carbon Sequestration in Colorado for Climate Change Mitigation and Industry Growth

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