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Magnitude of the Problem & Potential Solutions

September 14, 2004 6 p.m.-- 8 p.m. Rice University
Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium

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Charles Christopher, internationally recognized expert on greenhouse gas issues and improved oil recovery, is Project Manager in the Exploration & Production Technology Group of BP Americas-Houston. He is co-lead of the Storage, Monitoring and Verification team of the CO2 Capture Project, a $25 million joint project sponsored by eight energy companies and three governments with the purpose of identifying and developing technologies to allow CO2 to be effectively and economically captured and stored in the subsurface. He is subsurface technical liaison for BP to Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative, and principal BP representative for the Weyburn Joint Industry Project, Mt. Simon project, and the Frio CO2 Injection Demonstration.


Ronald L. Sass
is Wiess Professor of Natural Science and Co-Director of the Center for Education at Rice University. His current research focuses on biogenic emission of atmospheric trace gases from natural and agricultural wetlands. He served as a co-convenor of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program/ Global Atmospheric Chemistry Focus Group on Exchange of Methane & Trace Gases in Rice Cultivation (RICE). He was a consultant to the EPA Agency on Global Warming Issues in Agriculture and an advisor for the United Nations Development Program Interregional Research Program on Methane Emission from Rice Fields in Asia. He also works with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to establish guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories throughout the world.
Michael Moore is Managing and Co-Founding Partner of GHG Partners, LLC and Falcon Environmental Services. Falcon Environmental is affiliated with Falcon Gas Storage, the largest independent natural gas storage company in the US. He has been exploring ways to develop added value opportunity with Falcon assets in the greenhouse gas and commodity CO2 markets as they pertain to aggregation, storage and redistribution of CO2 to enhanced oil projects and geologic sinks, in which Falcon gas storage assets could potentially be utilized as market centers for CO2

.Neal Lane is Hancock Kelly University Professor and former Provost of Rice University, and Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy. He served in the Clinton Administration as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He left Rice from 1984 to 1986 to serve as Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Lane has received many awards and honorary degrees and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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