Senior Staff Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Speaking At:
Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage
June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147B
Topic: Technology & Infrastructure

Jim Dooley leads the Joint Global Change Research Institute’s and the Global Energy Technology Strategy Project’s research related to carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and the role of this class of technologies in addressing climate change. He is also a senior member of the Joint Global Change Research Institute’s Integrated Assessment modeling group. Dooley and his research team have authored more than 120 technical reports and peer reviewed articles on the role of technology in addressing climate change. Dooley and his research team have published seminal work that has examined in detail how CCS technologies might be adopted by the US electric utility industry taking into account the availability of CO2 suitable deep storage formations, the vintage and other key characteristics of individual power plants, and the very different roles played by baseload and peaking units.  Their published research has also looked at how CCS technologies could be adopted by unconventional fuels processing industries, future large scale bioenergy facilities, cement kilns, the extent of future dedicated CO2 pipelines, the potential economic impacts of less than perfect retention of stored CO2, long-term legal liability associated with storing anthropogenic CO2 in the deep subsurface, public acceptance, and the tradeoffs between CO2 storage and the desalinization of storage formation waters to provide potable water. Dooley was both a Lead Author and the Cross-Cutting Chairman for Market Deployment for the 2005 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage.  He is also the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, the first peer reviewed journal to focus on carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies.