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QICS seminar on impacts and monitoring of carbon storage sites
Possible leakage is one of the issues stalling the development of Carbon Capture and Storage. Over the past four years, the QICS project has investigated the nature of leakage from a CO2 storage site; it has quantified the potential environmental impact, tested methods of monitoring and designed improved predictive models. The seminar is being held on May 8, 2014, in London. For information www.qics.co.uk
This seminar will present the results of this research and is particularly aimed at stakeholders including industry, regulators, policy makers and environmental interest groups.
Just released – Royal Society climate change report
The Royal Society has just released a comprehensive but brief report on the evidence for and causes of climate change. The report is unique in that it is written in plain English so it’s accessible to a broad audience. It also covers a wide swath of issues related to climate change – ranging from the recent slowdown in warming, to ocean acidification, different sea ice trends in the Arctic and Antarctic, and extreme weather events.
Abstracts accepted for PTAC 2014 Oil Sands Forum
The oil sands industry has witnessed significant technology improvements in recent years. However, opportunities for game changers and for continuous improvement remain the target of substantial activity. This Forum, on Oct. 14, 2014, will explore how these technology advancements will benefit the oil sands sector through presentations of near-commercial technology solutions, case studies, and pilot projects. Abstracts, which are due March 10, 2014, are being solicited for: new recovery processes, advanced SAGD completions, and steam additives.
Mark your calendars: GHGT12 conference
This year’s GHGT12 conference is being held in Austin, Texas from Oct. 5 to 9, 2014. This interdisciplinary meeting, the largest of its kind in the world, is held every two years to discuss and learn about advances in the field of GHG emissions reduction, especially CCS. This conference would be a great opportunity for CMC researchers to present the culmination of their CMC-funded research. The abstract deadline is Friday, January 10, 2014. For more information http://www.ghgt.info/
University College London seeks academic staff and PDFs for new department
UCL is hiring for its new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). To view the advertisement for the round of academic staff click here. Please click here for details of two new MPA programmes being launched by UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). They are now recruiting the inaugural September 2014 class for two professional Master’s programmes, in Science and Public Policy and Engineering and Public Policy at UCL STEaPP.
Internship offer in membrane technology for gas separation
A research group at Deakin University (Australia) is looking for three students to work on membranes for gas separation. Two subjects are on metallic membranes and the other one on metal organic frameworks. The internship would start at the beginning of 2014 and last for 6-9 months, and will be paid. The interested persons should contact Dr. Ludovic Dumée for more information: email@example.com. Click here to read more about the group.
Rational Middle Canadian premiere of energy series on YouTube
The Canadian premiere of Rational Middle’s energy series can be viewed on YouTube. Canadian experts, featured in several of the energy videos, attended the premiere which was staged as a Google Hangout event.
CCEMC offers $40 million for GHG reduction projects that target biological sources
The Climate Change & Emissions Management Corporation is making $40 million available to support projects that reduce emissions or enhance carbon sequestration from biological sources. The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014. Click here for information on how to apply.
CCEMC announces $46M in project funding
The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has committed more than $46 million in funding to eight renewable energy projects.
The 13th Annual Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 28 – May 1, 2014) call for abstracts is now open and the deadline is January 20th. For more information on the conference, please go to www.carbonsq.com.
Brown Coal Innovation Australia launches new funding initiatives
Brown Coal Innovation Australia has launched two new innovation funding initiatives: 2013 R&D Funding Round and 2013 Postgraduate Research Scholarships.
Field demonstration confirms viability of oxy-firing for CO2 capture from oil refineries
Oxy-firing has been confirmed by the CO2 Capture Project (CCP) as a viable technology from a technical and economic standpoint for capturing CO2 from the main emitting component of refinery operations, the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit.
To read the fact sheet click here. For the technical summary click here.
Postdoctoral & Research Engineer Positions in Microfluidics
Challenging openings for postdoctoral fellow and research engineering positions await in University of Toronto’s Carbon Management Microfluidics team. These positions are part of a large effort, bringing together microfluidics, optofluidics and nanofluidics tools.
Postdoc position available in Stable Isotope Lab
An exciting opportunity exists for a postdoctoral fellow to join the University of Toronto team investigating the fluid and gas geochemistry, noble gas residence times and implications for subsurface habitability of ancient fracture waters in Precambrian Shield rocks.
UK research on public attitudes to energy change
The findings of a study funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) reveal that people in Britain are fully supportive of the idea of energy system change and were more likely to accept changes that showed commitment to their underlying values.
Lafarge posts video of Low Carbon Fuels Project announcement
Lafarge Canada Inc. has posted a video containing highlights of the announcement of the $8 million low carbon fuels project. The special event was held in May at the company’s plant in Bath, Ontario. Featured speakers include Richard Sebastianelli, Bath Cement Plant Manager; Adam Auer, of the Cement Association of Canada; and Richard Adamson, CMC Managing Director.
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)
The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada’s strategic plan towards funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing users of genomics based technologies. For the purpose of this program, “Users” include the various stakeholders that have an interest in “pulling” technologies and other results of genomics research from academia to market and application, including industry, government, not-for-profits, and other organizations. EOIs accepted on or after July 29, 2013.
International Student Energy Summit Live-Streamed
The International Student Energy Summit is taking place over the next three days (June 13-15, 2013) in Trondheim, Norway and will bring 500 students from 64 countries together to learn about and debate global energy challenges and opportunities.
A team of 40 students in Norway have worked tirelessly for the last year to put together an incredibly diverse and impressive program. We will be running a livestream of the entire event so that people all across the globe can tune in.
Kali Tailor, co-founder of Student Energy, was recently interviewed for Oil and Gas Magazine as one of their featured “Up and Coming.” Our congratulations to Kali on this well-deserved recognition!
Call for Proposals: Alberta-Finland Innovation and Commercialization Program
Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures is opening the second call for proposals for the Alberta – Finland Innovation and Commercialization Program. The program objective is to accelerate technology development through international collaboration. The $2 million funding program is supported by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education through Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Matching funding for the Finnish partner is provided through TEKES, Finland’s government-supported innovation organization.
Sushanta Mitra plays lead role on Canada-India collaboration
The University of Alberta is taking a lead role in a Canada-India research collaboration to develop new technologies to ensure health, safety and sustainability for remote and rural communities in both countries. Sushanta Mitra, CMC researcher, mechanical engineering professor and assistant vice-president of research, is the U of A’s lead on the project.
CMC researcher: growing demand requires multiple energy sources
Dr. Nader Mahinpey, CMC researcher and chemical engineering professor in the U of C’s Schulich School of Engineering, tells a Winnipeg Free Press reporter although fossil fuels will remain an important source of energy for the foreseeable future, renewables will play an increasingly important role.
Paper assesses inclusion of CCS in Durban Clean Development Mechanisism
Dr. Meinhard Doelle, Associate Dean, Research at Dalhousie University and CMC researcher, assesses the impact of using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to encourage further development of CCS.
NSF report on collaboration released
A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report shows international collaboration key to science and engineering globalization.
New survey shows opinions divided on CCS in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan residents have strong but divided opinions about climate change and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, concludes a public opinion survey commissioned by IPAC-CO2.
CMC researcher pens NYT op-ed on B.C. carbon tax
Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, a law professor at Florida State University, and Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist, write in support of B.C.’s recent carbon tax increase.
Prof. Hill wins APEGA Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award
Dr. Josephine Hill, CMC lead project investigator and Zandmer/Canada Research Chair in Hydrogen and Catalysis at the University of Calgary, was recently presented with a 2012 APEGA award for her work mentoring young women in engineering.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher.
A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change provides a detailed set of economic, energy, land use and emissions projections for 16 countries or regions of the world through the year 2050.