CO2 Capture & Sequestration
Stanford is a global leader in researching CO2 sequestration. Critical questions related to sequestration include flow physics, monitoring, geochemistry, geomechanics and simulation of the transport and fate of CO2 stored in partially- to fully-depleted oil and gas fields, as well as saline reservoirs. Researchers also analyze policies and techno-economics. Increasingly, Stanford scientists and engineers are working on capturing CO2 with engineered and natural applications, and net-negative combination of bioenergy production with carbon capture. Others research how a carbon tax or a carbon cap-and-trade system could spur implementation of CO2 capture and storage technologies.