ASK EGI | February 2023
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Message from the Director | February 2023
Greetings from the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) for a safe and prosperous 2023! The world started getting back to ‘normal’ by late 2022. The energy business remained volatile due to the geopolitical events and due to challenges and bottlenecks created by...
Remembering Dr. Philip Wannamaker and Richard Esser
Dr. Philip Ein Wannamaker | 1954 - 2022 EGI lost a friend and a brilliant scientist. On August 22nd, Phil Wannamaker suffered heart failure while presenting his scientific findings on UtahFORGE while on a Zoom call and died at EGI. Rather than paraphrase his Obituary,...
U.S. Secretary of Energy visits UTAH FORGE TEAM
University of Utah civil and environmental engineering research professor Joseph Moore (left to right), U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson visit the campus Feb. 8 to discuss progress on the FORGE geothermal laboratory. (Photos credit: Eric Larson, FlashPoint SLC.)
BRIEF NEWS FROM EGI
EGI visits included representatives from the Kyrgyz Republic.
C/2022 E3 (ZTF): A VISITOR FROM THE LAST ICE AGE
Photo: Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) passing close to NGC2591, December 27th, 2022. BY BRYONY RICHARDS, Ph.D. During the Upper Paleolithic, some 50,000 years ago, the Earth was still in a glacial period; megafauna (think Dire wolves, Smilodon, and Megatherium) roamed the...
EGI’s Carbon Management team update
Above photo: The Carbon Science and Research Initiative on a field trip in the northern sector of the Paradox Basin, near Moab, Utah. EGI’s Carbon Management team led by Dr. Brian McPherson was recently awarded over $8 million dollars of US Department of Energy (DOE)...
Utah FORGE UPDATE | February 2023
Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy expanded its series of Energy Earthshots to “accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade.” The Enhanced Geothermal Shot, aims to reduce the cost of Enhanced...
EGI 50th Anniversary
Over 200 guests attended the EGI 50th banquet EGI 50th anniversary banquet at Rice Eccles Stadium, University of Utah. Rich Esser accepting an award presented by Dr. Milind Deo and Dr. Brian McPherson Last September, EGI hosted past and present Corporate Associate...
Geoscience Education and Energy Transition
By Rasoul Sorkhabi, Ph.D.
Geoscience education, enrollment and employment are facing daunting challenges for a variety of reasons…
Has your company joined iCORDS Offshore?
iCORDS Offshore is EGI’s data analytics service integrating geoscience data on offshore basins and wells. The data have been harvested from various sources including DSDP-ODP-IODP and agencies from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia....
Paradox Field Trip – November, 2022
The Carbon Science and Research Initiative of the Energy and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, attended a geology field trip in the northern sector of the Paradox Basin, near Moab, Utah. Addressing current research in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and...
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Recent publications and active funded projects
Alam, M., Manankandayalage, C., Mushfiq, M., Panja, P., Deo, M. (2022). Doping and Redoping Effects on Hybrid Polymer Membranes for Direct Air Capture of CO2, Carbon Management Project Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15-19 Aug. Ampomah, W., McPherson, B.,...
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