HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research helps implement global climate change initiative

Blacksburg, Va. -- The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER), which is based at Virginia Tech, is leading an interdisciplinary coalition to identify potential carbon sequestration sinks within the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) $2.4 million Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership project.

"Carbon sequestration is important - to capture atmospheric carbon that is believed to cause global warming," said VCCER director Michael Karmis. "It is hoped that development of technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere will enable fossil fuel use to continue without negative climatic effects."

According to the DOE, carbon sequestration is one of the most promising means of reducing the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and can be achieved through either terrestrial or geologic sinks. DOE defines terrestrial carbon sequestration as, "either the net removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere or the prevention of CO2 net emissions from the terrestrial ecosystems into the atmosphere."

Soils and vegetation are good examples of carbon storage sinks. Geologic sinks include oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams, and deep saline aquifers. These structures have stored oil, natural gas, brine and CO2 over millions of years. Many power plants and other large sources of CO2 are located near potential geologic sinks. In many cases, injection of CO2 into a geologic formation can enhance the recovery of hydrocarbons such as natural gas, providing marketable byproducts to offset the additional costs of carbon sequestration.

Virginia Tech will pinpoint CO2 sources, geological and terrestrial sinks, and transport requirements in Virginia, and will create a geographical information system (GIS) database using this information. The university has received $447,700 in funding as its portion of the 18-month project, which ends in September 2005.

Karmis, who
'"/>

Contact: Susan Trulove
strulove@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech
29-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
2. Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
3. Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
4. Virginia Techs smelly corpse plant due to bloom Aug. 4
5. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease
6. Cell cycle research earns biologist Virginias top scientist award
7. Virginia Tech-led group receives third five-year international biodiversity grant
8. Virginia Tech researcher receives $1.8 million to study Arabidopsis genome
9. Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University to run Forest Nutrition Research Cooperative
10. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute central to Regional Center of Excellence
11. NIH awards $1 million to Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to study biochemical network modeling

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... With ... Abveris plans to leverage the Geneious Biologics platform as a premium hub for ... Officer at Abveris, says: “The Geneious team has done an excellent job accommodating ...
(Date:6/6/2019)... ... June 05, 2019 , ... Ziegler, a ... advisor to Pathologists Bio-Medical Laboratories (PBM) on its recent acquisition by PathGroup. ... that provides services to more than one dozen hospitals and surgery centers in ...
(Date:6/4/2019)... ... , ... Most preclinical EEG visualization platforms offer tools intended ... on variations of amplitude, frequency or spike train detection. In the clinic, however, ... complexity and variability of the signal, and automation tools are used only in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/2/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2019 , ... Leading ... documentary entitled Animal Pharm: Where Beasts Meet Biotech. The film focuses on regenerative ... wild animals. Animal Pharm was recently included in the Brentwood and ...
(Date:6/18/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... June 18, 2019 , ... Personalized ... Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the FDA for use of a person’s own ... as a treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee. This IND is the first ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Advancements with Ted Danson will focus on ... 4Q/2019. Check your local listings for more information. , Advancements will explore Bio-ITech ... facilitates laboratories to improve efficiency and quality of research by providing comprehensive and ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... Veterinary Regenerative ... Inc. (PSC) , has announced that their GMP facility for cell production is ... for manufacturing. This is an important milestone for VetStem as it expands ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: