Most scientists agree that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere is the main cause of climate change. So why not store the CO2 somewhere instead of releasing it to the air? Great idea and scientists have been thinking about this for some time. Dr. Friedmann will discuss this process, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and how it might be used.

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Speaker Bios

Dr.S. Julio Friedmann

Julio received his B.S and M.S. degrees from M.I.T., followed by a Ph.D. at the Univ. So. California. After graduation, he worked for five years as a senior research scientist in Houston, first at Exxon and later ExxonMobil. He next worked as a research scientist at the Univ. of Maryland, affiliated with the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) at the Univ. of Maryland, and the Colorado Energy Research Institute at Colorado School of Mines. In his current appointment as Carbon Management Program Leader for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he leads initiatives and research into carbon capture, carbon storage, and fossil fuel recovery and utilization. In this role, he has submitted Congressional testimony for the US Senate and California and Wisconsin State Assemblies and testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Published in Foreign Affairs and the New York Times, he has worked with the EPA, USGS, many private companies, many NGOs, and Dept. of Energy. He was invited by MIT to joint their team on the Future of Coal Energy Report and helped assemble the National Petroleum Council report on the future of oil and gas in the US. His research interests include carbon sequestration, underground coal gasification, hydrocarbon systems, deep-water depositional systems, basin & range tectonics and sedimentation, sequence stratigraphy, and landslide physics. A native of Rhode Island, he has worked in CA, WA, UT, WY, CO, Spain, Ireland, the North Sea, Nigeria, Angola, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, and Australia.

Bret States

Biology Teacher
Tracy High School

Bret States has been teaching middle school and high school science for 10 years. He has been a staff developer for K-12 Alliance as well as the science coordinator for a science and technology magnet school. He has a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska. Bret enjoys hunting, fishing, running, and is currently an assistant track coach at Tracy High School.