One academic institution will start offering carbon capture programs to students willing to specialize in the sector. Louisiana State University (LSU) will offer a course of concentration in carbon capture utilization and storage with students having the opportunity to get a degree in Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering with a concentration in carbon capture.
The university is responding to growing industry demands as there are a number of ongoing carbon capture and storage projects in Louisiana. They open new opportunities for LSU students to specialize in this engineering pathway.
“Because Louisiana is one of the prime locations in the world to perform industrial-scale CCUS, many of our existing corporate partners have expressed interest in collaborations with LSU related to CCUS research and education,” said Karsten Thompson, chair and professor in LSU’s department of petroleum engineering.
According to the announcement, 17 students are enrolled in the course so far, with four expected to graduate in May. The degree program consists of courses covering the fundamentals of CCUS, underground geological storage, natural gas engineering, geology and geophysics.
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