Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Research Grant Awarded to Columbia University, Engineering Group

Dec. 17, 2012
Project will focus on multidisciplinary approaches to carbon capture, utilization and storage.

Columbia University and the Technologies for Carbon Management Project organized by a group of engineering societies received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to form a greenhouse-gas emissions Research Coordination Network, the organizations said Dec. 13.

The grant comes from NSF’s Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability track for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

The project will include research, education and outreach efforts to promote multidisciplinary collaborations to address carbon management issues.

A steering committee of faculty from seven universities is partnering with engineers from the carbon management consortium to host CCUS activities and researchers in other U.S. universities, national labs and industrial labs as well as foreign participants.

They’re planning annual symposia, bi-annual workshops, bi-monthly web-based seminars and webinars that will encourage collaboration among K-12 teachers, young professionals, academic researchers, industrial practitioner, and international partners.

Additionally, Columbia University is developing a new masters’ degree program focused on carbon management, which will tie into the Research Coordination Network’s activities.

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