CCUS Executive Education - University of Houston
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The energy transition presents significant challenges to our society and way of life. The ability to realize the energy transition in a sustainable manner will require 3 fundamentals in the world of energy supply and consumption for industries, consumers and nations. These keys to energy sustainability are how we define the Energy Trilemma: Accessible and reliable supply, affordable and globally cost competitive supply and consumption, and environmentally and socially responsible supply and consumption. To achieve this Energy Trilemma successfully there are any number of solutions being proposed and adopted in energy efficiency, renewable generation, new fuels and materials, and of course policies to incentivize the transition. But there is one key value proposition undeniably required that will touch nearly every aspect of energy markets. It is Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage or CCUS.

CCUS is not simply an option but recognized by the International Energy Agency and our own US Department of Energy as a requirement to provide necessary impact to the de-carbonization of our society. Markets such as Oil & Gas, petrochemicals, electric power, hydrogen, and the circular plastics economy all ride on the shoulders of the broad commercial deployment of CCUS.

If you are in industry or energy is a significant part of your activities and interests (and that is nearly all of us), this is a course you cannot pass up. You will understand the technology and economics of the value proposition impacts - as well as the challenges to be overcome.





EARLY BIRD (*Full payment by Sept. 20th):




OCTOBER 4 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Introduction and Overview: Instructor introductions, framework of the interactive course structure and real-world project case studies, and the foundational aspects of the value chain.

OCTOBER 6 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Global Market Framework: The underpinning economics of CCUS and the competitive alternatives, the nuances of logistics to implementation, the global policies in place and the comparisons and contrasts, and an overview of the National Petroleum Council Study as well as the UHE White Paper " CCUS - Lynchpin for the Energy Transition " for broad commercial deployment requirements. Incentives and legal framework.

OCTOBER 11 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Capture Technologies: The impact of post combustion, pre-combustion, and oxy-fuel alternatives and impacts to the markets and technologies served such as hydrogen production and de-carbonization.

OCTOBER 13 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Transportation: Pipelines being a major component of distribution and the implications of interstate commerce and right of way, and imminent domain and access. Alternative means of distribution by rail, ship, truck.

OCTOBER 18 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Storage and Utilization: Geologic storage on and off shore and the key aspects of assessment, implementation, risk and liability and overall management of the safe and permanent storage of CO 2. EOR as a vehicle to accelerate CO 2 storage. Utilization pathways for CO 2 and industries and markets that can be served.

OCTOBER 20 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Group Project Summaries and Final.

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Once received, your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee. They will notify you of their decision within two business days. If we are able to offer you a seat in the program, we will send you instructions for online payment. Your application will be accepted upon receipt of your payment.
Currently, we only accept credit card payments.
The program is run online in live (synchronous) sessions, providing interaction with instructors in real time; and the sessions will be recorded. We will stimulate interactive questions and answers with industry experts throughout the program.
Yes. Pre-read materials will be made available and there will be a group project as part of the program.
If you miss a class, the material will be available as recorded material, and you can view the recordings at your convenience.

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