A study co-authored by Prof. Adam Brandt finds that just a few natural gas wells account for more than half of the total volume of leaked methane gas in the United States. Fixing leaks at those top emitters could significantly reduce leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
The “virtual gas field simulator” developed by Arvind Ravikumar and colleagues calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells.
See Prof. Adam Brandt's talk at Stanford Energy Seminar.
Congratulations to recent M.S. graduates Chandler Kemp, Yuchi Sun, and Sharad Bharadwaj, as well as recent Ph.D. graduate Charles Kang!
Charles Kang of the EAO group successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Computational optimization of design and variable operation of a CO2-capture-enabled coal-natural-gas power station". At our graduation celebration, he then successfully consumed a full rack of "victory ribs" (with help from his fellow grad students and his advisor). Congratulations Dr. Kang!
Phil Brodrick has published new research on integrating solar thermal with carbon capture and storage to capture CO2 emissions.
Daniel Roda-Stuart presented at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference on an analysis of methane emissions from the Barnett shale. Congratulations Daniel!
Jacob Englander's paper "Historical trends in greenhouse gas emissions of the Alberta oil sands (1970-2010)" has been selected as one of Environmental Research Letters top 25 "2013 Highlights" papers. Jacob's paper has been downloaded a total of 1557 times since November 18th 2013.