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Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

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Carbon-Sequestration Expert

Phone: (512) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.edu
Local Address:  Texas , United States
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B6600
Austin , Texas 78712
United States

Company Description: The University of Texas at Austin, the largest component of The University of Texas System, is a major research university and home to more than 48,000 students,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder
    Gulf Coast Carbon Center


  • Ph.D. , Geology
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S.
    Earlham College
  • M.A.
    The University of Texas at Austin
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Susan Hovorka, a geologist ..., 17 Dec 2013 [cached]
Susan Hovorka, a geologist and carbon-sequestration expert at the University of Texas at Austin, says in certain conditions water deep below the surface could flow across the carbonate crystals and dissolve out the CO2, allowing the gas to possibly seep to the surface. Testing will be needed, she notes, to determine how well basalt will retain the carbon.
The layering "is a very strong ..., 21 June 2012 [cached]
The layering "is a very strong phenomenon and it's on our side," said Susan Hovorka, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology.
CO2 Conference | Agenda, 9 Dec 2013 [cached]
2:00 p.m. Demonstrating CO2 Storage - Dr. Sue Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
SACROC, begun in 1972 in Scurry ... [cached]
SACROC, begun in 1972 in Scurry County, is the earliest, large-scale project using carbon dioxide to tap into oil, Susan Hovorka, a research scientist studying carbon dioxide sequestration, said in an interview.
There are about 100 such projects in the United States, many going on for decades, said Hovorka, co-founder of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, which is part of the University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology.
"They have very good public acceptance, very good safety records," Hovorka said.
She said the center's research has shown the carbon dioxide stays where it's injected 5,000 to 10,000 feet underground.
Scientists have detected small leakages over short distances, such as 40 feet above an injection site, she said.
Two of her colleagues did a multiyear study at the Scurry County site because of concerns groundwater there had been damaged.
"The answer's clearly no. The water's fine," Hovorka said.
The center's funding sources include industry sponsors such as power companies, vendors and potential carbon dioxide users like oil and gas companies, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Texas, she said.
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, 27 April 2011 [cached]
(L-R) Susan Hovorka, Ed Steadman, Session Co-Chairs: Pierre Le Thiez (France); Ali Al-Meshari (Saudi Arabia), Steve Whittaker, Iain Wright
Susan Hovorka, Program Manager, United States Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (pdf 3.38 MB)
Susan Hovorka, Program Manager, United States
(L-R) John Harju, Axel Liebscher, Session Co-Chairs: Clinton Foster (Australia); Tony Surridge (South Africa), Susan Hovorka, Hubert Fabriol
Susan Hovorka, Program Manager, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, United States
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