4 Events

Service technicians fill a truck with liquid CO2 at Schwarze Pumpe in Spremberg, Germany, 9 Sep 2008. Vattenfall Europe inaugurated a pilot unit for a coal-fired power plant with CO2 capture and storage, the world's first of its kind.

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

Technological Learning, Spillovers, and Returns to Scale for Carbon Capture and Storage

Tue., Sep. 23, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

In order to make a contribution to avoiding carbon dioxide
(CO2) emissions and mitigating climate change, climate-friendly technologies must be deployed at considerable scale. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one such technology. In this talk, Jeff will discuss the returns to scale for CCS as the spatial coupling of an integrated system of technologies. He will also discuss technological learning and innovation in managing CO2 injection projects, and how such technological change has occurred over time.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Organizing Carbon Capture and Storage Deployment: Returns to Scale for the Coupled Technological System

Thu., Apr. 10, 2008 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jeff will present his work-in-progress on understanding the returns to scale for CCS deployment. The talk will introduce an innovation in geospatial optimization methodology for infrastructure planning and deployment, the interaction of the returns to scale for each technological component of the CCS system and how they couple together to determine the returns to scale for the entire system, and a number of policy relevant questions such as the choice of where within a potential storage basin to focus on site-specific reservoir characterization, where to locate injection sites, and where to place trunk distribution pipelines.

Lunch will be served.