CPGE at GHGT-11 Conference

GHGTKYOTO - November 22, 2012 - Faculty and students from CPGE presented numerous papers and posters at the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference, GHGT-11, in Kyoto, Japan.

Since its inception in 1997, the GHGT series has quickly developed into the leading international conference on greenhouse gas technologies and typically attracts more than 1,200 attendees who come to listen to presentations on a variety of topics, from public perception to wellbore integrity and chemical looping. The conference is held every two years on an informal rotation between major cities in Europe, Asia, and North America.


CPGE was pleased to be at the GHGT-11 conference in Kyoto. The conference was held in the convention hall (at right) where the Kyoto Protocol was created, debated, and adopted. Dr. Hilary Olson, director of the CPGE Education, Outreach & Training program, presented two posters outlining the outreach, training and capacity-building efforts at UT. In addition, Dr. Steven Bryant (PGE) and students presented a number of talks and posters on their carbon storage research at UT.

UT Austin was recently selected to host the 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12) in October 2014.  As a member of the steering committee, Dr. Bryant is excited to have the GHGT-12 conference coming to Texas’ capital city.

"The GHGT conference series is the key international venue for research and development on carbon capture and storage, which is a significant technology solution for preventing global warming,” said Bryant. “The selection of Austin to serve as the host city for GHGT-12 in 2014 reflects UT Austin’s worldwide prominence as a thought leader in greenhouse gas technologies.”

Kyoto conference  Tree in Kyoto  Kyoto attendees

Above (from left to right): the interior of the main hall at the Kyoto Convention Center during the opening remarks. The fall foliage was on display during the trip. Drs. Steve Bryant and Katherine Romanak experience the local cuisine.

Kyoto booth

At left, Victoria Osborne (STRIKER Communications) and Drs. Hilary Olson and Steve Bryant at the UT poster session.