Development of a Science Gateway Software Platform for CCS Decision Support and Stakeholder Engagement

7 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2021

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Kevin Ellett

Carbon Solutions LLC; Indiana University Bloomington

Jun Wang

Indiana University Bloomington

Marcus Christie

Indiana University Bloomington

Sudhakar Pamidighantam

Indiana University Bloomington

Eroma Abeysinghe

Indiana University Bloomington

Ryan Kammer

Indiana University; Indiana University Bloomington - Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Richard Middleton

Carbon Solutions LLC

Brendan Hoover

Government of the United States of America - Los Alamos National Laboratory; University of Texas at Austin - Department of Geography and the Environment

Sean Yaw

Montana State University - Bozeman

Ning Wei

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics

Xiaochun Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics

Date Written: March 15, 2021

Abstract

Despite significant progress over the past two decades, numerous economic, technical and non-technical challenges have hampered the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. Recent advances in integrated assessment software have provided powerful new decision support tools to help overcome such challenges and to better evaluate investment and other risks in the integrated capture, transport and storage system. Specifically, the SimCCS software framework provides novel decision support capabilities for CCS project development. In this paper, we illustrate how the development of a new online science gateway platform of the SimCCS software termed SimCCS Gateway is now rapidly expanding the accessibility of this powerful tool. Applications in the SimCCS Gateway platform have been designed to facilitate engagement across the entire CCUS community, including commercial project developers, researchers in the technical and policy spheres, educational users (higher education and K-12) and the general public. The Gateway is providing an innovative new approach to technology transfer as well as outreach to communities in which CCS projects are being proposed and planned. Current applications include projects throughout the US and China, but nations such as Canada and Australia are poised for future implementation owing to availability of key datasets. In this way, the SimCCS Gateway software platform aims to provide a valuable new tool to facilitate the rapid deployment of CCS technologies around the globe.

Keywords: Decision Support Tools, Stakeholder Engagement, SimCCS, Science Gateway, CCS Infrastructue, CCS Software

Suggested Citation

Ellett, Kevin and Wang, Jun and Christie, Marcus and Pamidighantam, Sudhakar and Abeysinghe, Eroma and Kammer, Ryan and Middleton, Richard and Hoover, Brendan and Yaw, Sean and Wei, Ning and Li, Xiaochun, Development of a Science Gateway Software Platform for CCS Decision Support and Stakeholder Engagement (March 15, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3821941 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3821941

Kevin Ellett (Contact Author)

Carbon Solutions LLC ( email )

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Indiana University Bloomington

Pervasive Technology Institute
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Bloomington, IN Indiana 47408
United States

Jun Wang

Indiana University Bloomington

Pervasive Technology Institute
2709 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN Indiana 47408
United States

Marcus Christie

Indiana University Bloomington

Pervasive Technology Institute
2709 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN Indiana 47408
United States

Sudhakar Pamidighantam

Indiana University Bloomington

Pervasive Technology Institute
2709 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN Indiana 47408
United States

Eroma Abeysinghe

Indiana University Bloomington

Pervasive Technology Institute
2709 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN Indiana 47408
United States

Ryan Kammer

Indiana University ( email )

107 S Indiana Ave
100 South Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Indiana University Bloomington - Indiana Geological and Water Survey ( email )

420 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
United States

Richard Middleton

Carbon Solutions LLC ( email )

820 S Henderson St
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States
47401 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.carbonsolutionsllc.com/

Brendan Hoover

Government of the United States of America - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM 87545
United States

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Geography and the Environment

305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
RLP 3.306
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Sean Yaw

Montana State University - Bozeman ( email )

Bozeman, MT 59717-2920
United States

Ning Wei

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics ( email )

Xiaohongshan 2, Wuchang
Wuhan, Hubei 430071
China

Xiaochun Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics

Xiaohongshan 2, Wuchang
Wuhan, Hubei 430071
China

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