LSU faculty drafts CCUS report, submits to EPA

Greg Upton, LSU Center for Energy Studies (Photography by Jordan Hefler)

In response to numerous inquiries regarding the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the 45Q tax credit, LSU faculty have collaborated on a brief document that describes the nature of carbon, defines utilization and storage and identifies risks.

Authors of the report include Greg Upton, interim executive director and associate professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies; Brian Snyder, associate professor, LSU Department of Environmental Sciences; and John Flake, professor, LSU Cain Department of Chemical Engineering.

The CCUS informational document has been submitted in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to grant the State of Louisiana’s request for primary responsibility – or primacy – of Class VI wells. Read the report.