Carbon sequestration professor to lecture on Oct. 25


Virginia Tech Professor Michael E. Karmis will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Oct. 25 on carbon sequestration.

Karmis, Director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech, is considered an expert on carbon sequestration, which is the capture and storage of carbon dioxide designed to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Karmis, the Stonie Barker Professor at the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering, is an expert in the fields of sustainable development of mining and energy resources and energy systems. He is also leading a four-year project funded by the U.S Department of Energy to better understand the effect of carbon dioxide on geologic formations in Southwest Virginia. 

The lecture will cover the basics of carbon capture and storage, the research conducted in Central Appalachia and the recent advancements in this area. 

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in Science 108.