Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration in Reclamation Reservoirs--Viable Operations to Counter Green House Gasses (GHG)

Project ID: 2814
Principal Investigator: Rodney Wittler
Research Topic: Ecosystem Needs
Priority Area Assignments: 2010 (Climate Change and Variability Research)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2010
Keywords: None

Research Question

* Can Reclamation manage its reservoirs in a manner to permanently and significantly sequester GHG in those reservoirs, reducing the impact of CO2 emissions on climate change?

Need and Benefit

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Subtitle A - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Research, Development, and Demonstration, requires our agencies to investigate:

Sec. 711 - Carbon Dioxide (CO[v2]) sequestration capacity assessment
Sec. 712 - Assessment of carbon sequestration and methane and nitrous oxide emisions from ecosystems
Sec. 713 - CO(v2) sequestration inventory

Reclamation will benefit if it shows significant potential for sequestering carbon in its reservoirs and may gain additional operational freedoms to maximize such sequestration.

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Last Updated: 4/4/17