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February 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Saturday U at your library
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Saturday University on Thursday (yes, Thursday!)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Go back to college at Campbell County Public Library for an evening with three college professors whose lectures will enlighten and entertain. This FREE event starts at 5:30pm with a light meal and is followed by the lectures. Click on the link to find out the topics of the evening. Open to the public. No pre-registration necessary. Sponsored by the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming community colleges, and Wyoming communities.

A Low-Carbon Future for Wyoming Fossil Fuels?
Update on the University of Wyoming’s Carbon Capture Research in Campbell County

Wyoming coal and natural gas face unrelenting climate policy pressure to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. Carbon Capture research suggests that this technology may play an important role in enabling these fuels to thrive in the future. Wyoming leads research, policy and infrastructure development in Carbon Capture technology. Its university pursues several large research projects in both China and Wyoming, including an ongoing effort at Dry Fork Station near Gillette.
This Saturday University program will explain the UW research at Dry Fork Station, including the drilling of a test well that should provide additional geologic information to inform, in part, if such a project would be feasible in the future. The three talks will examine the geological, economic and social impact, both potential and actual, of this research. At the conclusion, audience members will be invited to participate in a facilitated discussion about Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and the local community.

Moderator: Dr. Jean Garrison, Professor and Director of the Office of Engagement and Outreach, University of Wyoming

• Why Carbon Capture is Important for Wyoming’s Economic Future: A Climate Policy Overview -Kipp Coddington, Director of Energy Policy & Economics, School of Energy Resources (SER), University of Wyoming

• The Science of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS): Wyoming Case Studies and Wyoming CarbonSAFE
-Scott Quillinan, Geologist and Director of Research, School of Energy Resources, UW
-Fred McLaughlin, Ph.D., P.G. Manager & Senior Research Scientist, Center for Economic Geology Research, School of Energy Resources, UW

• Carbon Capture and Communities: The Role of Social License
-Jessica Western, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources; Director, Collaboration Program in Natural Resources; Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, UW