The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) invites graduate students and early career professionals who are interested in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to apply for the 2022 Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program, which will be held in person from September 11-20, 2022 in Colorado and Wyoming.

Founded in 2004, RECS is supported by FECM and DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. The program offers graduate students and early career professionals the opportunity to learn about all aspects of CCUS. CCUS is a combination of technologies that capture, compress, transport, use, and permanently store carbon dioxide emissions from large, stationary energy and industrial facilities. The program will also cover removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

RECS 2022 will include interactive content on a range of CCUS topics. It will incorporate CCUS site tours at a power plant, coal mine, capture facility, and injection wellhead; geology field exercises; live lectures, discussion, and group projects. Some of the nation’s leading CCUS experts from DOE’s National Laboratories, the energy industry, CCUS project developers, and academia will join the program as well. They will discuss key CCUS research, development, and demonstration projects, commercial deployment trends, and how policy and business drivers impact the field. The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources is the RECS 2022 local partner and host.

Applicants should be graduate students or early career professionals based in the United States. RECS encourages those with backgrounds in geology, chemistry, hydrology, physics, engineering, natural sciences, and related fields to apply. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants and is tuition free. 

RECS 2022 is scheduled for September 11-20, 2022 in Colorado and Wyoming. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2022. Visit the RECS website for more information and to apply.