EPA Science Inventory

Summary Report on 2011 CO2 Geologic Sequestration & Water Resources Workshop, Berkeley, June 1-2, 2011

Citation:

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.

Description:

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.

Purpose/Objective:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (EXTRAMURAL DOCUMENT/CONTRACT)
Start Date: 10/15/2012
Completion Date: 10/15/2012
Record Last Revised: 01/07/2013
Record Created: 10/15/2012
Record Released: 10/15/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 246894

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH