Posted by: drgeophysics | July 20, 2010

Web resources related to Carbon Sequestration Geophysics

Please find some useful links related to carbon sequestration below.

Carbon Sequestration: Monitoring, Verification and Accounting, National Energy Technology Laboratory.

This organization has an excellent “best practices” PDF describing MVA activities.  Please find this document here.

Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada, National Energy Technology Laboratory.

The entire Atlas PDF document can be found at this link, please note that the appendix section contains some valuable and detailed methodology, reference, and thorough descriptions.

Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada–Version 2, National Energy Technology Laboratory.

The entire Atlas–Version 2 PDF document can be found at this link, please note that the appendix section contains some valuable and detailed methodology, reference, and thorough descriptions.

Individual states have also written extensive documents describing carbon management.  The Pennsylvania plan is especially interesting and thorough.  Please find the relevant link and text below.

DCNR Carbon Management Report

To advance action on a host of state issues integrated with climate change (including energy, wood products, resource management and land use), DCNR spent the last two years (2006-2008) developing a Department Carbon Management Report. This initiative identified the agency’s best potential opportunities to directly achieve or through it programs influence state level carbon and methane reductions and related co-benefits.

The goal of the collaborative effort was to develop a carbon management report for DCNR that achieves specific estimated greenhouse gas reductions and co-benefits in the near and mid term through a range of specific new policies and programs, including expansion of existing efforts and the development of “learn as you go” pilots and demos.

Actions were identified through a consensus based, technical planning process. It included assessments of relevant carbon and methane emissions and storage sources and trends in Pennsylvania, and the benefits, costs, co-benefits and feasibility issues associated with specific GHG emissions reduction options by DCNR.

Recommendations to DCNR were developed jointly by members of a working group and consulting team (Carbon Management Advisory Group – CMAG) with the goal of adoption of specific actions that can be implemented solely by DCNR or in partnership with other agencies and institutions.

Quintessa-online and the FEP (Features, Events and Processes) databases can be accessed at this URL.

The IEA Greenhouse Gas Best Practices manual  from Saline Aquifer CO2 Storage Project (SACS) can be accessed at this site.

The CO2STORE project can be accessed at this URL.

I hope these are useful and interesting.

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