No miracles required: Scientists, industry experts agree California’s carbon capture and storage can be a reality

March 12, 2021- 
When it comes to California implementing a carbon capture and storage program to reach the state’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, nothing too newfangled needs to take place. During a forum titled “Carbon Capture and Sequestration in California: Regional Insights and Community Attitudes,” a group of scientists, California policymakers and industry leaders came together to discuss the...

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

March 1, 2021- 
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...

Moving to carbon neutrality: one year later

Feb. 18, 2021- 
One year after publishing the groundbreaking "Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has become a trusted adviser in the discussion of how to remove carbon dioxide from the air. In the report, LLNL scientists identified a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon...

Ask this geochemist anything about carbon capture and everything in between

Feb. 17, 2015- 
Ever wonder how to use something found in the average kitchen to advance carbon capture and storage technologies, and ultimately save the planet by preventing greenhouse gasses from saturating the atmosphere?Roger Aines, a geochemist who runs the Carbon Fuel Cycle Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be answering questions about capturing greenhouse gases by using things...

Microcapsules capture carbon safely

Feb. 5, 2015- 
Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, Lawrence Livermore scientists, along with colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created a significant advance in carbon dioxide capture.The team developed a new type of carbon capture media composed of core-shell microcapsules, which consist of a highly permeable polymer shell and a...

March issue of S&TR focuses on carbon capture

March 18, 2011- 
The March 2011 issue of Science & Technology Review   is now online. This issue's feature article, "From Respiration to Carbon Capture," reports on a project that is building on a natural catalyst to grab carbon dioxide before it hits the atmosphere. In addition, a research highlight describes how Livermore contributed technical expertise and Laboratory resources in response to the...