The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.
The unprecedented levels of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere are responsible for the development and progression of several environmental concerns such as climate change. As a result, CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) has been proposed to capture and store CO2 from large-scale point sources. This seminar will highlight the pathways that integrate CO2 capture, utilization and storage technologies and have the potential to be feasible in the transition to a low carbon future.
The full integrated supply chain of CCUS, from point of capture of carbon, to transport and eventual storage or utilization will be examined. More specifically, the GRS will highlight new or improved capture technologies, innovative uses of CO2 and optimized storage processes, while also discussing the state-of-the-art. Associate issues, such as technological barriers, societal impact and carbon policies will be integrated within the seminar to provide a holistic overview of CCUS and what is currently preventing its large scale deployment.
The GRS will take place right before the associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the same topic, in which participants are also strongly encouraged to attend. The GRC will involve a thorough and engaging discussion of the latest technological advancements in CCUS research, led by the field’s experts. The nature of this conference will allow for significant interaction and networking between students, faculty and industrial researchers.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 28, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.