Curtis Oldenburg of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory presents a summer lecture titled, “Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Mitigating Climate Change by Injecting CO2 Underground.” He discusses challenges, opportunities, and research needs of this innovative technology.

Climate change provides strong motivation to reduce CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide capture and storage involves the capture, compression, and transport of CO2 to geologically favorable areas, where its injected into porous rock more than one kilometer underground for permanent storage.