Briefing

rare earth elements
May 31, 2018
Washington, DC

Rare Earth Elements are essential for advanced technologies from smartphones and robots to national defense systems. The rare earth metals have remarkable chemical properties but are so evenly dispersed throughout the earth’s crust that economically attractive concentrations are extremely rare. As a result, the U.S. imports nearly all its rare earth elements from China.

May 10, 2018
Washington, DC

Chemical looping technologies have evolved into a promising alternative for the efficient conversion of carbonaceous fuels to electricity and/or high-value chemicals with minimal carbon emissions. These processes utilize an oxygen carrier solid material to indirectly supply oxygen to the fuel source. With the exponential growth of research and publications in this field, chemical looping has expanded to encompass power and chemical production with in-situ gas separation.

May 8, 2018
Washington, DC

The energy economists at ICF Inc. recently conducted a study for LNG Allies entitled: Calculating the Benefits of US LNG Exports. The report looked at direct, indirect, and induced value added ($GDP) and employment from LNG terminals and the natural gas feedstock. The principal author of the ICF report, Harry Vidas, joins Fred H.

PCOR Partnership
Apr 26, 2018
Washington, DC

The Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership, as part of the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) Initiative run by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), aims to foster the deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) across a large area in the central interior of the United States and Canada. Using an adaptive management approach (AMA) to the assessment of carbon dioxide (CO2) geologic storage, the PCOR Partnership has demonstrated that secure storage can be achieved in association with CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.

Apr 11, 2018
Washington, DC

In 2017, representatives of the Ngati Tahu Land Owner Collective (LoC) and Contact Energy volunteered as participants in an exchange program with the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) on Community Engagement in Geothermal Development.  KenGen, which plans to develop 2,500 MW of new geothermal generation, has faced project delays and cancelations due to objections raised by affected communities.  Recognizing the need to be more proactive in co

Mar 28, 2018
Washington, DC

Webcasting is available for this event!

Hear leading experts on grid reliability speak about the challenges encountered in Europe and how the U.S. plans to deal with those challenges in its quest to integrate increasing amounts of clean--but intermittent--renewable generation into the grid.

Can Algae Do CCU?
Mar 13, 2018
Washington, DC

During Earth’s earliest days, algae and other single cell organisms launched a successful CO2 mitigation campaign that ultimately made human life possible. But are these tiny carbon fighters relevant to today’s climate conversation? Heralded by proponents, dismissed by naysayers, algae may not cure our carbon conundrum but could be a key enabler for carbon capture and use (CCU). 

Nov 20, 2017
Washington, DC

Imagine if all the things you could do to lower carbon footprint were rewarded with funds deposited into a retirement account!  Guest Speaker, Jason Makansi, President – Pearl Street will introduce the concept, describe the four broad steps required and provide simple examples of how to implement the concept.

Nov 13, 2017
Washington, DC

This summer, the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) completed a study entitled “Analysis of Options to Overcome Barriers to Unilateral and Multilateral Large-Pilot Projects for Fossil Fuel Based Power Plants Equipped with CCS.”  The purpose of the report was to study innovative options for governments and industry to fund projects that test coal-based power generation and carbon capture, utilization and storage tech

Oct 18, 2017
Washington, DC

The outlook will be presented by:

Ms. Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

For a preview, please check out this short video presentation.

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