Discovery Geosciences

Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (NCGC)

SEM-Kaolinite
Scanning electron micrograph of kaolinite within a tight gas sandstone. Image by J. Ajo-Franklin

Enhancing the performance and predictability of subsurface storage systems by understanding the molecular and nanoscale origins of CO2 trapping processes, and developing computational tools to translate to larger-scale systems.

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Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 (NCGC)

The mission for the Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 (NCGC) is to enhance the performance and predictability of subsurface storage systems by understanding the molecular and nanoscale origins of CO2 trapping processes, and developing computational tools to translate to larger-scale systems. It is one of 46 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC).

Overview

The mission for the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (NCGC) is to enhance the performance and predictability of subsurface storage systems by understanding the molecular and nanoscale origins of CO2 trapping processes, and developing computational tools to translate to larger-scale systems. One of 32 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), the NCGC is a collaborative effort led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Ohio State University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

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SEM-Kaolinite
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Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 (NCGC)

The mission for the Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 (NCGC) is to enhance the performance and predictability of subsurface storage systems by understanding the molecular and nanoscale origins of CO2 trapping processes, and developing computational tools to translate to larger-scale systems. It is one of 46 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC).