2001 Conference Proceedings
Regional Partnerships in Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration
A "Hands-On" Workshop for the Appalachian Coal & Electric Utilities Industries
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General Conference Information
This conference was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) along with The DOE Consortium for Research on Enhancing Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) on November 6-7, 2001 at the Radisson Plaza-Hotel in Lexington, KY.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring the coal and utility industries together with, government, academia, and other organizations to discuss offsetting carbon dioxide emissions by storing carbon in the vegetation and soils of degraded lands. The workshop format was hands-on, including breakout discussions, presentations, panel discussions, and a poster session.
The workshop was an outgrowth of research being conducted by Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and their university research partners. This research will result in a set of practical site management guidelines for maximizing carbon sequestration on degraded lands and also designed to get stakeholder input in designing these guidelines.
Papers and Presentations
List of Workshop Attendees[PDF-27KB]
Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Overview
Welcome and Introductions [PDF-170KB]
Sarah Forbes, NETL
Workshop Overview and Overview of DOE's CSiTE Program [PDF-158KB]
Blaine Metting, PNNL
Overview of DOE's Carbon Sequestration Program [PDF-992KB]
Charles Schmidt, NETL
Local Welcome and Introductory Presentation [PDF-145KB]
Don Graves, University of Kentucky "Reclamation of Degraded Lands with Reforestation in Appalachia"
Total Ecosystem Approach to Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration
Much current discussion, research and application of terrestrial carbon sequestration tends to focus narrowly on wood production or soil storage. It is important that a broader approach be taken that considers whole ecosystems
and complete carbon accounting.
Forest Management and Carbon Sequestration [PDF-1442KB]
Richard Birdsey, USDA Forest Service
Soil Amendments and Carbon Sequestration [PDF-522KB]
Anthony Palumbo, ORNL
Utility Industry Experience with Carbon Sequestration Projects [PDF-3253KB]
Gary Kaster, AEP
Coal Industry Perspective [PDF-2031KB]
John Tate, EnviroPower
Carbon Sequestration and Conservation:
A Non-Governmental Organization Perspective [PDF-443KB]
Bill Stanley, The Nature Conservancy
How to Design and Implement Carbon Measuring and Monitoring Activities for LUCF Projects [PDF-679KB]
Sandra Brown, Winrock International
The breakout sessions were organized around discussion of a specific set of topics. Workshop participants were given the opportunity to participate in two groups of their choice while attempting to achieve a balance among industry, academic and government viewpoints.
A. Creating Incentives: Industry, Landowner and Government Partnerships – Coordinator: Gary Jacobs, ORNL
Summary Report [PDF-38KB]
Draft Reports [PDF-14KB]
What frameworks would encourage terrestrial sequestration?
What are the principal issues faced by landowners and industry?
How can these be resolved?
How can we work together to make practices that encourage
terrestrial sequestration happen?
B. Reclamation Practices and Procedures for Carbon Sequestration – Coordinator: Jim Burger, Virginia Tech
Summary Report [PDF-30KB]
Draft Reports [PDF-14KB]
How can current reclamation practices be modified to enhance
carbon storage and other collateral benefits?
What are the economic impediments to carbon sequestration in
What changes could make these alternatives more economically attractive?
C. The Long Run: Long-term Implications of Carbon Management Practices – Coordinator: Keith Paustian, Colorado State University
Summary Report [PDF-30KB]
Draft Reports [PDF-32KB]
What are the long and short term implications of different
What are the trade-offs to managing mined land for carbon
sequestration? Is it worth it?
Permanence, Leakage, Biodiversity and Other Benefits:
What About the Bigger Picture?
NETL Conference Services Information
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Phone: (412) 386-6044
FAX: (412) 386-6486
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