March 1, 2021

Media advisory: Energy experts to discuss carbon capture, storage and regulations for California

Anne M Stark, stark8 [at] llnl.gov, 925-422-9799

WHO George Peridas, director of carbon management partnerships, and staff scientist Briana Schmidt from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Peridas is responsible for incubating partnerships that result in the advancement and deployment of carbon management solutions and technologies, including the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or so-called negative emissions. Schmidt works with the Carbon Initiative, which aims to understand, develop and implement technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Her areas of focus are geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide and carbon mineralization and advancing the deployment of these technologies. 

WHAT: Peridas and Schmidt will be available to discuss results from a new report titled “Permitting Carbon Capture and Storage in California,” which examines the regulatory framework for authorizing carbon capture and storage in California and offers options for government and project developers to enable robust, transparent and efficient project permitting in line with the state’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045 or earlier. The report builds on a first-of-its-kind report, ”Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California, released in January 2020, which presented a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral — and ultimately carbon negative — by 2045. Peridas and Schmidt also will discuss progress on that front one year after that report was issued.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom

Members of the media may call (925) 519-0852 or seaver1 [at] llnl.gov (email) or (925) 784-3926 or stark8 [at] llnl.gov (email) for the Zoom link.