Funding

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support that makes our research, education, and outreach possible:

 

U.S. National Science Foundation:

Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

  • “UNS: Collaborative Research: Measurement and Modeling of the Pathways of Potential Fugitive Methane Emissions During Hydrofracking.” 2015-2018. Co-PI with Prof. Gil Bohrer  (PI), and Dartmouth University. $175,812.

SedHeat Research Coordination Network

  • “Incubator Workshop: Energy Storage in Sedimentary Basin Geothermal Resources.” SedHeat RCN coordinated by Texas Christian University. 2016. With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: $22,960.

Sustainable Energy Pathways Program:

  • “A Novel Method Using Carbon Dioxide and Geothermal Resources for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage.” 1230691. 2012-2016. With the University of Minnesota: $585,514 of $1,900,000.

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technology Office:

  • “Hydrogeologic Windows: Regional Signature Detection for Traditional and Blind Geothermal Play Fairways.” DE-FOA-0000841. 2014-2015. With Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Southern Methodist University, and Witcher and Associates: $39,511 (+ $16,525 OSU Cost Share) of $444,444.
  • “Active Management of Integrated Geothermal-CO2 Storage Reservoirs in Sedimentary Formations: An Approach to Improve Energy Recovery and Mitigate Risk,” DE-FOA-0000336. 2013-2014. With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. $33,000 of via cost share from Ormat Technologies.

Office of Fossil Energy:

  • “Utica Shale Energy and Environmental Laboratory (USEEL)”, DE-FE-0024357. 2015-2018. With West Virginia University, Houston Advanced Research Center, CSI Technologies, General Synfuels International, Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Ohio Geological Survey. $7,263,677.

U.S. Geologic Survey:

Ohio Water Resources Center / Ohio State University Office of Energy and Environment: 

  • “Co-Optimizing Enhanced Water Recovery and CO2 Sequestration in Ohio.” 2016-2017. $27,305.
  • “Developing Integrated Assessment of Water and Energy in Ohio.” 2015-2016. $37,723.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society:

  • Grant in Aid of Research. December 2015. $1000 to Iti Patel.

Ohio State University:

Discovery Themes:

  • “Earth Services: Full Accounting of the Benefits that Humans Derive from the Planet.” Sustainable and Resilient Economy Seed Grant. 2016-2017. $29,319.
  • “Energy Transitions and Bridges: Does What We Emphasize Take Us Where We Want to Be?” Sustainable and Resilient Economy Seed Grant. 2016-2018. $37,099.

Subsurface Energy Resources Center (SERC)

  • “Community Perceptions of and Resilience to Shale Energy Development in Eastern Ohio.” SERC Seed Grant. 2016-2017. $5,619.

Office of Energy and Environment:

  • Travel grant to present at CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. April 2016. $500 to Jonathan Ogland-Hand.
  • Travel grant to present at CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. April 2016. $500 to Kelsey Hunter.
  • Travel grant to present at American Geophysical Union fall meeting. December 2015. $500 to Iti Patel
  • Travel grant for summer research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Summer 2015. $500 to Jonathan Ogland-Hand
  • Travel grant for summer research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Summer 2015. $500 to Iti Patel
  • “Update the Definition of Heating and Cooling Degree Days for Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Energy Systems.” Sustainability Research Grant. 2014-2015. $2,500 to Yaoping Wang

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering:

  • Redford-Merry travel grant to present at CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. April 2016. $500 to Kelsey Hunter.

Environmental Science Graduate Program:

  • Travel grant to present at CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. April 2016. $500 to Jonathan Ogland-Hand.

International Social Science Council:

Transformations to Sustainability:

  • “The Politics of Global Energy Transformations.” 2015. Core Partner.

University of Minnesota:

Office of the Vice President of Research:

  • “Defining and Mitigating the Environmental and Health Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing,” 2012-2014. $41,667 of $250,000.

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