In partnership with Rice University and multimedia outlet Climate Now, the city of Houston will host a Carbon Management Community Summit at the Rice University Bioscience Research Collaborative on Nov. 16-17.

The big picture

The phrase “carbon management” relates to carbon capture, removal, transport, use and storage technologies to capture carbon dioxide pollution from industrial facilities, power plants or the air and then transport it to where it can be stored safely or used to make products such as low-carbon fuels, chemicals and concrete, according to information from the city of Houston.

The use of carbon management goes hand in hand with the city's goals outlined in the Houston Climate Action Plan, released in April 2020.

What you need to know

The summit, which will take place in person and will be broadcast virtually, is free to attend and is open to the public. It is being made possible with support from Rice University and sponsorship by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management.

According to a Sept. 29 news release, the summit is meant to engage and educate Houstonians on the subject of carbon management through presentations, discussions and workshops. It will be an interactive event with sessions led by regional industry leaders and will feature interactive breakout group sessions as well as content for participants to take home.

Per the release, five out of the U.S.'s 16 active carbon management projects are located in Texas, and Houston is "already emerging as a critical hub for carbon management projects."

Event details

The event registration is now open. Spanish translation services will be available on-site and for virtual attendees. Those who wish to share programming and workshop ideas are encouraged to submit them to [email protected].

Quote of note

“Houston has one of the world’s greatest concentrations of energy and industrial assets and the best energy workforce in the world,” Rice University President Reginald DesRoches said in the news release. “Academic institutions like Rice University, with its commitment to producing the next generation of leaders and creating bold research solutions, can bolster that workforce and guide it into the future.”