The city of Houston, Texas will host a free two-day summit on the future of the carbon management sector. The event, which will be held both virtually and on-site, will take place at Rice University, Bioscience Research Collaborative, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17 2023.
The summit is hosted by Climate Now, in partnership with Rice University and the City of Houston. The event is sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Hosted by Climate Now, in partnership with Rice University and the City of Houston and sponsored by the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy, this event will feature a series of presentations, discussions, and workshops with the purpose of educating the local community on the topic of carbon management. The summit will also aim to ignite cooperation among various stakeholder groups for project planning and development in this area.
Houston and the Gulf Coast region play a pivotal role in carbon management initiatives, owing to their extensive industrial presence and their close proximity to underground geological formations capable of securely and permanently storing substantial quantities of CO2.
Simultaneously, Houston’s industrial history includes negative consequences, particularly affecting vulnerable fenceline and frontline communities. While Houston has held a prominent position in global energy production for over a century, it now aims to assume a leadership role in the global clean energy economy for the 100 years. The Summit offers a platform for Houston’s community organizations, industry leaders, and policymakers to evaluate and shape the role that carbon management will play in the future.