A UW chemical engineering associate professor, Aryana’s research has primarily focused on the fundamental physics of flow instabilities and the dynamics of subsurface displacement processes.
The webinar with speakers and slide presentation can be found here.
The state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit challenging the de-facto moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land issued by President Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. The suit asserts that Haaland’s implementation of the leasing moratorium contained in Executive Order 14008 is invalid under federal law.
Governor Gordon’s support of Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE Act), co-sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney, will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered underground.
The featured speakers include SER Director Holly Krutka, Director of Research Scott Quillian, Senior Research Scientist J. Fred McLaughlin and SER’s Center for Energy and Regulation Policy Analysis’ Director Kipp Coddington.
The legislation will help develop carbon capture projects by making them eligible for loan guarantees form the Department of Energy. DOE’s Loan Guarantee Program funds energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Specifically, the bill clarifies the scope of CCUS projects eligible for loans and expands eligibility to include CCUS infrastructure and pipelines.
The AAPG CCUS online conference will highlight current CCUS work and tackle related challenges including subsurface storage in saline reservoirs, storage associated with CO₂ enhanced oil recovery, reservoir monitoring and risk assessment, case studies, industry applications, economics, incentives, policies and regulations, and more.
“Wyoming can and must be a leader in (carbon capture) and other emerging technologies, even as we pursue the development of resources such as wind and solar,” he said. “Our long history of working with coal, oil and natural gas, and regulating its related impacts to protect and enhance other natural resources, such as wildlife, is well established. Wind and solar development must be held to the same standards.”