Carbon Solutions Newsletter, February 2024


Sources and Sinks

A Newsletter from Carbon Solutions

February 2024

Carbon Solutions Presents at Stanford Geothermal Workshopย 

Description: This month Jonathan Ogland-Hand presented on two papers at the 49th Stanford Geothermal Workshop! The first study investigated the potential that COโ‚‚ plume geothermal (CPG) power could have across the United States, while the second study quantified the potential that sedimentary basin heat could have for solid-sorbent direct air capture (DAC) systems. Both papers demonstrate an extension of the ๐˜š๐˜Š๐˜–โ‚‚๐˜›แดพแดฟแดผ geodatabase!

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New Webinar on February 28th!

Description: Many decarbonization technologies have the added co-benefit of reducing non-COโ‚‚ย  atmospheric pollutants, such as PM2.5, NOx, and SOx, creating a unique opportunity for identifying strategies that promote both climate change solutions and opportunities for air quality improvement. However, stakeholders and decision-makers may find it hard to quantify the impacts of these co-benefits that will accrue to the most affected communities. To address this problem, the Local Air Emissions Tracking Atlas (LOCAETA) will quantify and provide transparent information about the effects on air quality from multiple decarbonization options, e.g., carbon capture and storage (CCS), electrification, and fuel-switching. We present a prototype of LOCAETA that includes estimated co-benefits from CCS alongside important pollutant emissions information and air quality datasets.ย 

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-Uinta Basin CarbonSAFE Kick-Off-

Description: Recently, one of our team members, Erin Middleton visited the Uinta Basin CarbonSAFE site for the projectโ€™s kick-off. The primary objective of the Uinta Basin CarbonSAFE phase II project is to establish the technical and economic feasibility of a commercial-scaleย COโ‚‚ย geological storage complex in the northeast Uinta Basin, Utah, to sequester at least 50 million metric tons of capturedย COโ‚‚ย securely and economically from the Deseret Power Electric Cooperative Bonanza Power Plant and other sources in 30 years. We are excited to be involved in this project!

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We are hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator!

Description: Carbon Solutions is hiring an Early- to Mid-Career ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐›๐จ๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ & ๐„๐ง๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ. The ideal candidate for this position has familiarity with the energy sector and experience in community outreach, such as facilitating listening sessions, conducting qualitative interviews, creating stakeholder maps, or explaining technical project details to a broad audience. The candidate will also have some experience in managing grant-related activities to track progress on engagement and outreach, and interest or experience in grant writing activities. Outreach will primarily focus on managing community engagement related to ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ such as COโ‚‚ย capture and storage (CCS), direct air capture (DAC), hydrogen, renewable energy (geothermal, wind, solar), and energy equity and environmental justice. The job posting will close on February 23rd at 5 pm EST.

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