The Environmental Engineering Division (EED) Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Committee has reformed with a new focus. The Committee will now coordinate ASME activities and act as a central focal point for resources and information on CCS between the various groups and divisions within ASME, including Standards & Codes, Knowledge & Communities and Government al Affairs. Members will concentrate their efforts on the regulatory, technical and economic issues surrounding CCS, and especially ASME activities. The committee also will coordinate its activities with the other professional engineering societies (e.g., SPE, AIChE, etc.): it will continue the work of the Founders Society Carbon Management Project CCS Network.
The Committee will maintain a list of individuals (both inside and outside ASME) who are both working on and interested in CCS. In addition, the committee and other volunteers will assume the regulatory leadership, with the ASME Energy and Environment Standards Advisory Board supplying the technical leadership, on a unified CCS permit if EPA decides to pursue this.
The committee also will develop a newsletter (similar to or part of the weekly EED newsletter) on CCS issues. The newsletter will probably be monthly, include activities both inside and outside ASME, act as a forum on CCS issues and include such items as S&C development, news of ongoing CCS efforts, and a listing of papers on CCS.
If you are interested in being on the committee, receiving or having information for the newsletter, being listed as a resource, or if you have any questions, please send an email to Arnie Feldman, chair EED CCS, at email@example.com.