The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage (CCUS)

April 13, 2014 – April 16, 2014 all-day
University of Columbia
Kristin Taylor
The RCN-CCUS is a research coordination project funded by the National Science Foundation (PI: Alissa Park at Columbia University, in partnership with AIChE).  It was created to provide transformative research collaborations in CCUS and to facilitate research collaborations that effectively cross the boundaries of the natural sciences, engineering, and the social and economic sciences.  Members of the RCN are from many countries and range from scientists, academics, and engineers to representatives from the government and industrial sectors.  For more information on the RCN, visit
 The RCN Annual Meeting in 2014 will include a one-day workshop in addition to a day and a half of RCN sessions focusing on in-depth technological and policy related discussions on CCUS.  The preliminary program is as follows:
·         April 14th:Workshop on “Air Capture and its Applications in Closing the Carbon CycleThis workshop is part of an on-going collaboration between Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy and Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Energy Conversion and Storage. Topics will include: air capture technology; bio and non-bio based fuels; and business/policy implications. To learn more about this and past workshops, please visit the Lenfest Center’s event website at:
·         April 15th – April 16th: RCN sessions will be focused on three themes: (I) CO2 capture and conversion, (II) CO2 transportation and storage, and (III) Monitoring, Verification and Accounting & Risk Assessments. Each session will include presentations by interdisciplinary academic and industrial speakers and panelists. There will also be open discussions with the audience.