Congratulations to recent M.S. graduates Chandler Kemp, Yuchi Sun, and Sharad Bharadwaj, as well as recent Ph.D. graduate Charles Kang!
Charles Kang of the EAO group successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Computational optimization of design and variable operation of a CO2-capture-enabled coal-natural-gas power station". At our graduation celebration, he then successfully consumed a full rack of "victory ribs" (with help from his fellow grad students and his advisor). Congratulations Dr. Kang!
Phil Brodrick has published new research on integrating solar thermal with carbon capture and storage to capture CO2 emissions.
Presentation at AGU - Methane emissions from the Barnett shale
Daniel Roda-Stuart presented at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference on an analysis of methane emissions from the Barnett shale. Congratulations Daniel!
Jacob Englander's paper "Historical trends in greenhouse gas emissions of the Alberta oil sands (1970-2010)" has been selected as one of Environmental Research Letters top 25 "2013 Highlights" papers. Jacob's paper has been downloaded a total of 1557 times since November 18th 2013.
Charles Kang presented his poster entitled "Optimal heat integration in a coal-natural gas energy park with CO2 capture" at the 11th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference in Kyoto Japan. This poster extends his previous work on optimal CO2 capture to optimize the detailed design, sizing, and operation of heat recovery equipment to supply solvent regeneration thermal energy requirements.
On November 15th, Jacob Englander presented his work on oil sands GHG emissions at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33rd annual North American meeting in Long Beach CA. This was the first presentation of historical GHG emissions estimates for the entire oil sands industry.
Jacob Englander presented his research on the Albertan oil sands at the LCA XII conference in Tacoma, Washington on September 27, 2012. He performed a historical life cycle analysis to calculate carbon intensity of mining and upgrading bitumen from oil sands located in Alberta, Canada.
Hassan El-Houjeiri, postdoc in the Energy Resources Engineering department, presented his Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimator (OPGEE) model, an engineering-based life cycle analysis model which calculates greenhouse gas emissions from conventional oil production, at the LCA XII conference in Tacoma, Washington on September 27, 2012.
Ph.D. student Abby Kirchofer recently published a paper analyzing the life cycle energy efficiency and emissions of CO2 mineralization technologies.