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Summary Report on 2011 CO2 Geologic Sequestration & Water Resources Workshop, Berkeley, June 1-2, 2011
Varadharajan, C., J. Birkholzer, S. Kraemer, AND S. Porse. Summary Report on 2011 CO2 Geologic Sequestration & Water Resources Workshop, Berkeley, June 1-2, 2011. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2012.
To help with the research planning and prioritization, EPA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) jointly hosted a workshop on “CO2 Geologic Sequestration and Water Resources.” The objective of the workshop, held at LBNL on June 1–2, 2011, was to evaluate the current status of R&D related to CO2 storage and water resources, to identify key science gaps, and to define specific research areas with relevance to EPA’s mission. This report provides a summary of the workshop discussions and results.
While several small-, medium-, and large-scale geologic sequestration projects worldwide have demonstrated (and continue to demonstrate) that CO2 can be safely stored in the deep subsurface, many stakeholders agree that there are aspects of GCS that can benefit from additional research. Because of its regulatory focus, EPA is mostly interested in R&D targeting issues that are important for groundwater protection and greenhouse gas accounting.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (EXTRAMURAL DOCUMENT/CONTRACT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION
REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH