Climate change poses an existential threat to our planet and civilization, sparking the urgent need to achieve the following two goals set out by the U.S. government:
- 100 percent of US electrical generation from carbon free generation by 2035, and
- Net-zero CO2 by 2050 (greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by removal out of the atmosphere) achieved through source reduction and combined carbon capture and storage, and other decarbonization technologies like H2 production and direct air capture (DAC).
Achieving these goals will require geoscientific expertise in the areas of subsurface field testing and modeling, water-supply planning, and CO2 Class VI injection well permitting. Because these areas represent several of INTERA’s core competencies, we stand ready to play a meaningful role in this mission. INTERA has recently established a corporate goal of contributing to projects that result in the removal or offset of one gigaton of CO2 over the next 10 years. To ensure we meet this commitment, INTERA has named Dr. Mikey Hannon as the company’s Director of Energy Transition. With an academic background in carbon sequestration and postdoctoral work supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Lab (Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management), Mikey brings a solid foundation to lead INTERA’s efforts in this market.
To learn more about INTERA’s Carbon Storage services, visit: https://www.intera.com/services/carbon-capture-utilization-and-storage/