Bachelors and Masters Education in Carbon Capture and Sequestration – CCS

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These are some of the CCS research centres with training opportunities:

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies – Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program at MIT conducts research into technologies to capture, utilize, and store CO2 from large stationary sources. A major component of the program is the Carbon Sequestration Initiative (an industrial consortium formed to investigate Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies launched in July 2000). MIT research examines carbon sequestration from multiple perspectives, including technical, economic, and political. Current research interests include technology assessments, economic modeling, analysis of regulatory and political aspects, and development of a Carbon Management Geographic Information System (GIS).

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Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) – Princeton University:

CMI through its affiliation with Princeton University serves as an interdisciplinary platform connecting innovative educational programs that engage and support undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students to become leaders in the fields of Climate Science, Carbon Capture and Storage and Integration and Policy.

Princeton University offers a wide range of opportunities to undergraduate students interested in topics related to carbon mitigation, ranging from courses and certificate programs, summer and year-round internships to student run organizations.

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Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:

The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been carrying out research on geologic carbon sequestration since 1998. The GCS mission is to develop the knowledge and understanding of CO2 injection, storage, migration processes, impacts, and monitoring to inform and guide the safe and effective implementation of geologic carbon sequestration.

The GCS program can be categorized into six Research Areas like Monitoring, Site Characterization, Risk Assessment, Model Development, Laboratory Studies and Geochemistry/Geophysics Theory & Analysis.

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Carbon Sequestration Program – University of Nebraska, Lincoln:

Carbon Sequestration Program of University of Nebraska, Lincoln focus on determining the potential for carbon storage in dryland and irrigated cropping systems in the north-central U.S.A and the factors that govern carbon sequestration. Research is being conducted at the western edge of the favorable rainfed “cornbelt” of the north-central USA, which is one of the most productive and largest agroecosystems in the world.

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Carbon Capture and Storage – Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage:

The CCS masters provide high-level interdisciplinary skills and training in the entire value chain of carbon capture and storage, including combustion, transport, geoscience and legal aspects.

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Masters is designed for science graduates in Engineering or Geoscience related subjects seeking an advanced academic qualification as a launch pad for careers in business, industry and government in the field of low carbon energy production.

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Carbon Capture and Storage – Imperial College London:

Imperial College has the country’s largest CCS research program, with over 30 staff involved in CCS related activity.

The Research Program aims at an integrated approach to Carbon capture, from capture, through transport to geological storage, but with overarching systems approach to ensure a coherent research effort and also involved in legal and regulatory issues.

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Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage — University of Nottingham:

The Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) is an interdisciplinary, innovative, and international leading centre for research at the interface between science and engineering and international cooperation to accelerate the technological innovation needed for the wider deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). CICCS is active in a large number of research programmes which include Decentralised options for CCS, Integration of capture and storage systems, Utilisation of CO2 as a feedstock, CO2 capture: improving efficiency and reducing costs, Terrestrial CO2 storage, Public acceptability and regulatory issues and Cleaner coal technology.

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Carbon Capture and Storage – School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW, Australia:

The School of Chemical Engineering and School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of New South Wales has a significant research group headed by Prof. Dianne Wiley investigating the economics of capturing CO2 from industrial sources and injecting it into underground reservoirs in Australia. The project team is seeking PhD or Masters by Research candidates to join our research team. This research is part of the work of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (“CO2CRC”), which is a joint industry / Australian Government sponsored programme that brings together the work of research institutions, Government agencies and private companies in Australia and overseas.



Online Courses for Carbon Capture and Sequestration:

This course is ideal for geologists, researchers, operators, landmen, engineers, and students who want to learn about carbon capture and sequestration. This course covers the fundamental concepts involved in carbon capture and sequestration, and explains the geological conditions required for successful carbon storage. It profiles extraction, transportation, injection, and monitoring of CO2. This course is offered at the beginning of every month. You may sign up for it at any time, and your course will begin the first day of the upcoming month. It is a 4-week online course which consists of 4 one-week units that involve readings, multimedia, guiding questions, and assignments for you to do and to email to your instructor.

More details from here:

An online course which is ideal for geologists, researchers, operators, landmen, managers, technology entrepreneurs, engineers, and students who want to learn about carbon capture and sequestration. This course covers the fundamental concepts involved in developing geologic models used in successful carbon sequestration. It provides an overview of reservoir characterization, discusses fluid dynamics, and discusses risks and challenges both theoretical and those encountered in current cases. Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to define carbon capture and sequestration, explain how and when it is used, discuss geological characteristics of suitable formations, describe fluid dynamics, and discuss current cases of where and how geological models have been developed in conjunction with CCS.

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Related Terms in the Glossary:

Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Sequestration

Geological Sequestration

Clean Coal Technology


5 Responses to “Bachelors and Masters Education in Carbon Capture and Sequestration – CCS”

  1. Reginald Thomas

    There is a clear need for under graduate education courses for carbon capture and storage and post graduate courses in ccs to commence in several universitites.
    I have also read about the Research Experience in Carbon capture snd sequestration being conducted in usa for free.

    CCS is the only way out to temporarily keep CO2 levels low.

  2. Williams

    Training courses for tomorrow’s carbon market executives are flourishing, but having relevant experience is still the best route into some roles. Elisabeth Jeffries reports.

    Carbon markets have endured their fair share of uncertainties, but the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions remains a priority for most governments and many questions about carbon finance will need to be answered, whatever international agreement is in place.

    The way ahead is clear enough to frame a new set of skills needed by future managers and investors. The task of shaping their education falls, as ever, to those designing degree and professional courses, who are turning their focus to carbon finance and climate management.

    Scotland’s Edinburgh University, for instance, claims its carbon finance MSc, due to launch later this year, as a world first. Is such specialisation necessary? Course director Francisco Ascui argues the need for specific carbon finance skills is very strong, due to the scale of carbon investment ahead.

    “[It] requires combinations of knowledge and skills that aren’t found together very often, such as an ability to combine an understanding of the science with an understanding of the policy process, as well as regulation, commodities, finance and investment … the challenge warrants the emergence of a new professional cohort of carbon finance experts,” he says.

    Students on the course will learn particular carbon-related skills, such as developing emission reduction projects, how to create tradable carbon credits from projects that reduce emissions, and carbon asset and liability reporting in financial statements.

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  3. Reginald thomas

    PhD in CCS with scholarship


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