Jasmin defends her MS!

Our graduate student, Jasmin Melara, has successfully defended her MS thesis on “Is aquatic bioenergy with carbon capture and storage a sustainable negative emission technology?: Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment”. Heartiest congratulations!

New cost-benefit analysis paper on potable water reuse

Our new paper takes another mathematical look at utilizing produced waters from coalbed methane wells for potable purposes. We find that reverse osmosis systems in such cases offer good cost-effectiveness based on two separately computed metrics to account for the value of health improvement benefits (i.e., disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) averted or monetized health benefits).

UVA LCA Lab @ AGU-2019

To finish an amazing year in style, our group featured their work on CCS and carbon removal at AGU Fall Meeting – 2019. Udayan gave a talk on utilizing curtailed renewable power for direct air capture. Both Fangwei and Udayan also presented posters on region-specific CCS deployment in US, China and India. Thank you to all the supporters of our work and wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season ahead!

Udayan participates in the 13th Graduate Climate Conference

Our graduate student, Udayan Singh, participated at the 13th Graduate Climate Conference at Woods Hole, MA. He presented a poster on scaling up of negative emission technologies and discussed collaborative avenues with fellow grad students from various dimensions of climate research. His travel and stay there have been generously sponsored by a travel grant awarded by the conference organizing committee.

Prof. Peterson speaks at Data and Climate Panel

In the Datapalooza 2019, the annual conference of the School of Data Science, Prof. Peterson was invited as a panelist on Data and Climate. She outlined some of the critical data science inputs that would lead to multi-scale benefits in modeling negative emissions technologies. The panel was moderated by Prof. Andres Clarens while other speakers were Prof. Deborah Lawrence and Prof. Bill Shobe.