CES Joins EPRI-Led Research Team to Conduct Initial Assessment of Large-Scale Carbon Storage in California

CES has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct an initial assessment of the development of a commercial-scale, integrated carbon capture and storage facility in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. The preliminary feasibility study will investigate technical, economic, social, and regulatory challenges and solutions related to the development of a large-scale facility that can safely store over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The work is being funded under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. 

A brief project summary may be found on the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s website here:  www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/project-information/projFE0029489

CES Presents on Wood Waste to Power at A&WMA’s Annual Technical Conference in Bakersfield

The Golden Empire Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) held their 25th Annual Technical Conference this week in Bakersfield, California. The conference celebrated 25 years of progress and looked to a future of continued promotion of global environmental responsibility and increased effectiveness of organizations’ ability to make critical decisions that benefit society. Rebecca Hollis, CES’ Business Development Manager, presented on CES’ carbon negative biomass power cycle and how it could help solve multiple issues facing California’s Central Valley such as poor air quality, the disposal of large amounts of agricultural waste, and the revitalization of idled biomass resources. 

The A&WMA organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, public education and outreach to more than 13,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Golden Empire Chapter of the A&WMA serves California’s San Joaquin Valley and consists of members from the manufacturing, chemical, agriculture and oil and gas industries as well as numerous local government agencies.  Learn more here:  www.awma-goldenempire.org