Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2

New EESA Study Indicates Greater Capacity for Carbon Storage in the Subsurface

New research from the Energy Geosciences Division at Berkeley Lab shows that carbon dioxide can penetrate the inner layers of some non-swelling clay minerals which make up the dominant clays in the Earth's deep subsurface. Results of the work performed at the Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 (NCGC) and the national lab’s Molecular Foundry could help inform practices intended to help limit carbon dioxide emissions, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

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Lauren Beckingham, EFRC Postdoctoral Researcher Winner for 2015

Lauren Beckingham, currently an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in Alabama (formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division), was selected as one of the Postdoctoral Researcher Winners of the Energy Frontier Research Center’s (EFRC) 2015 Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Competition. Beckingham was selected as one of 16 finalists from more than 50…

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