Category: Events

2023 Excellence in Research Award winner: Dr. Matthew Siegfried

Mines Research Council, Office of RTT,
McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
and Colorado Geological Survey Seminar

2023 Excellence in Research Award winner:
Dr. Matthew Siegfried

March 13, 2024

Topic:  Mines Research Council’s Research Fusion Event

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE FACULTY FELLOW DR. MATTHEW SIEGFRIED, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEOPHYSICS

 

Hosted by: Mines Research Council, Office of RTT, McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Colorado Geological Survey

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2024 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM MT

 

LIVE: BEN H. PARKER STUDENT CENTER, BALLROOMS D&E,1516 Maple StREET, Golden, CO 80401  (MAP)

 

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Please join the Mines Research Council, Office of RTT, McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Colorado Geological Survey as we welcome Mines 2023 Excellence in Research Award winner Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. Matthew Siegfried, Assistant Professor, Geophysics, presenting for the Mines community at the Mines Research Council’s Research Fusion Event on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 in Golden, CO.

Intermountain West – 48C Regional Development Workshop

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) Workshop

Intermountain West § 48C Regional Development Workshop

March 21, 2024

Topic:  Intermountain West § 48C Regional Development Workshop

 

Hosted by: The Energy Communities IWG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

 

Time: THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM MT

 

LIVE: Green center, 924 16th Street, Golden, CO 80401, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (MAP)

 

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Please join the Energy Communities IWG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), for a workshop titled Intermountain West § 48C Regional Development on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in Golden, CO.

The Energy Communities IWG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC), and on behalf of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will host a regional workshop to highlight the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (§ 48C) in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, March 21, 2024. Join them to learn how § 48C and other historic opportunities offered by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) can help catalyze clean energy projects that support economic development in energy communities and strengthen the nation’s energy supply chain.

§ 48C is an investment tax credit expanded by the IRA with $10 billion for energy projects in clean energy manufacturing and recycling, critical materials, or industrial greenhouse gas emissions reduction. At least 40% will be allocated for projects in designated energy communities.

Regional development workshops will include:

  • A comprehensive overview of the 48C program to prepare potential applicants.
  • A site-mapping tool demonstration.
  • Discussion of the advantages of investing in energy communities.
  • Panels representing a broad array of perspectives from potential project stakeholders.
  • Networking opportunities.

The event is open to the public and will include project developers, asset owners, financiers, local/state/federal officials, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and worker organizations.

For more information on events, please email them at contact@energycommunites.gov.
Please submit any programmatic questions to 48CQuestions@hq.doe.gov.

CCUS development in Colorado

POLSINELLI LAW FIRM AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING SEMINAR

CCUS DEVELOPMENT IN COLORADO

MARCH 6, 2024

Topic:  CCUS DEVELOPMENT IN COLORADO

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE CCUS PROGRAM MANAGER ANNA LITTLEFIELD

 

Hosted by: POLSINELLI LAW FIRM AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024 | 5:30PM – 8:00PM MT

 

LIVE: NEW TERRAIN BREWING, 16401 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80403 (MAP)

 

REGISTRATION: REQUIRED HERE

Please join the Polsinelli Law Firm and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute CCUS Program Manager Anna Littlefield presenting on CCUS development in Colorado on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at New Terrain Brewery in Golden, CO.

Please join us for an evening of networking and a presentation about pending legislation to expand CCUS development in Colorado which will be introduced this session in the Colorado General Assembly.  This event is open to all CCUS professionals and sponsored by contacts from Polsinelli, the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, Carbon America and GSI Environmental Inc

Global Monitoring of Gas Flaring Using VIIRS Nightfire Satellite Remote Sensing

GLOBAL ENERGY MEET AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING MEET

Global Monitoring of Gas Flaring Using VIIRS Nightfire Satellite Remote Sensing

MARCH 6, 2024

Topic: global Monitoring of Gas Flaring Using VIIRS Nightfire Satellite RemotE Sensing

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE EARTH OBSERVATION GROUP RESEARCH ASSOCIATE DR. TAMARA SPARKS

 

Hosted by: GEM-2024 Global Energy Meet AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024 | 9:00AM – 9:20AM PT | 10:00am – 10:20am MT

 

LIVE: FOUR POINTS SHERATON, LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

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Please join GEMS-2024 Global Energy Meet and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Tamara Sparks, Payne Institute Earth Observation Group Research Associate, presenting Global Monitoring of Gas Flaring Using VIIRS Nightfire Satellite Remote Sensing at the GEMS-2024 Energy Meet on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Carbon America’s recent Class VI submittal in Colorado

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY spring HYBRID SEMINAR SERIES
CCUS COFFEE HOUR

Carbon America’s recent Class VI submittal in Colorado, and the lessons learned throughout the process

February 21, 2024

TOPIC: Carbon America’s recent Class VI submittal in Colorado, and the lessons learned throughout the process

 

SPEAKER: Payne Institute Felllow Karen lechtenberg, Director of Geoscience at Carbon America

 

HOSTED BY: ANNA LITTLEFIELD,CCUS PROGRAM MANAGER, PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

TIME: WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

LIVE: COORSTEK, ROOM 370, 1523 ILLINOIS STREET, GOLDEN, CO 80401 (MAP)

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Fellow Karen Lechtenberg, Director of Geoscience at Carbon America, for a hybrid topical CCUS discussion and coffee hour hosted by CCUS Program Manager Anna Littlefield on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM in Coorstek, Room 370.  Coffee and bagels will be served.  

Karen Lechtenberg serves as the Director of Geoscience at Carbon America, a leading Carbon Capture and Sequestration company based in Colorado. With a decade of experience in drilling operations and reservoir characterization, she brings a comprehensive and versatile skill set to the subsurface team.

In her role at Carbon America, Lechtenberg has been instrumental in designing and leading a multidisciplinary team for the execution of stratigraphic science well programs. Her expertise extends to the integration of collected data into 3D geocellular models and injection simulations, ensuring compliance with EPA Class VI requirements. Notable achievements include her role in Carbon America’s first stratigraphic well, submitting the inaugural Class VI permit in EPA Region 8 and Colorado, and securing a $32.6 Million CarbonSAFE grant in collaboration with Colorado School of Mines and Los Alamos National Lab.

Lechtenberg holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Kansas. Her academic specialization lies in carbonate sequence stratigraphy, notably highlighted by her research on the Build-and-Fill Geometries of the Lower Ismay (Pennsylvanian) Carbonates in the Paradox Basin, Utah, USA.

High-Pressure Slurry Ablation (HPSA): An Innovative Liberation Technology for Improvement of Grade and Recovery in Mineral Processing

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING HYBRID SEMINAR SERIES

High-Pressure Slurry Ablation (HPSA):
An Innovative Liberation Technology for
Improvement of Grade and Recovery in Mineral Processing

April 4, 2024 

Topic:  High-Pressure Slurry Ablation (HPSA): An Innovative Liberation Technology for Improvement of Grade and Recovery in Mineral Processing

 

SPEAKER: GREYSON BUCKINGHAM, CEO AND PRESIDENT, DISA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 

 

Hosted by: THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Time: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM MT | FREE PIZZA PROVIDED

 

LIVE: MARQUEZ HALL, ROOM 335, 1600 ARAPAHOE STREET, GOLDEN, CO, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (MAP)

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Greyson Buckingham, CEO and President, Disa Technologies, Inc., presenting a hybrid seminar titled High-Pressure Slurry Ablation (HPSA): An Innovative Liberation Technology for Improvement of Grade and Recovery in Mineral Processing on Thursday, April 4, 2024 in Golden, CO.  Pizza provided.

High-Pressure Slurry Ablation (HPSA) is Disa’s patented process for liberation of valuable minerals from gangue and other impurities. Originally developed for treating low-grade uranium waste rock, HPSA has also demonstrated promising ability to meet the needs of the mineral processing industry. HPSA’s unique application of energy through particle-to-particle collisions selectively liberates target minerals which can improve grade and recovery in flotation and size classification processes. Utilizing processed ore as its intrinsic grinding media and HPSA’s ability to improve recoveries and grades without overgrinding, HPSA is primed to revolutionize the mineral processing industry and significantly reduce costs associated with valuable mineral recovery.

Greyson Buckingham co-founded Disa Technologies, Inc. in 2018 and currently serves as the CEO & President. Greyson is a licensed attorney and a former Army Field Artillery officer (deployments to Kuwait and Iraq). Greyson received both his B.A. and M.A. from Georgetown University and both his J.D. and MBA in Energy Management from the University of Wyoming.

There Is No Such Thing as the Oil Industry, and This Is a History of It

Mines Engineering, Design, & Society HYBRID SEMINAR SERIES

There Is No Such Thing as the Oil Industry, and This Is a History of It

April 3, 2024

Topic: There Is No Such Thing as the Oil Industry, and This Is a History of It

 

SPEAKER: DR. CYRUS MODY, Professor, History of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Maastricht University

 

Hosted by: Mines Engineering, Design, & Society (eds) AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: Wednesday, april 3, 2024 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM MT

 

LIVE: marquez hall, ROOM 226, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (MAP)

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Please join the Mines Engineering, Design, & Society (EDS) and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Cyrus Mody, Professor, History of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Maastricht University, presenting at hybrid seminar titled the There Is No Such Thing as the Oil Industry, and This Is a History of It on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Golden, CO.  

Oil companies come in many shapes and sizes, forms of ownership, business models, etc. But a significant number of them, especially the largest firms, have long had large operations in non-oil markets and technologies. The implications of these non-oil operations for current and future energy transitions are ambiguous, since they can be (and have been) used for greenwashing, but could also serve as a real bridge toward a less carbon-intensive economy. As this talk will show, oil firms’ non-oil ventures have a very long history that could be used to help clarify those ambiguities. Oil firms have been important players in nuclear technology for almost a century, for instance; and in solar for more than a half-century. In this talk I will examine oil’s non-oil ties in three periods: before the late 1960s; during the “long 1970s” from around 1968 to 1986, a period characterized by high oil prices, a sluggish world economy, and political challenges to Western oil firms; and the mergers, acquisitions, and hostile takeovers era of the 1980s and ’90s, when the price of oil was relatively low. I argue that oil firms’ attitudes toward technologies such as solar and nuclear power, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence were shaped by the price of oil, the relationship among the oil and finance industries and the state, and changes in the perceived importance of a science or engineering degree as a prerequisite for promotion.

Cyrus Mody is Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation at Maastricht University and director of the Maastricht University science and technology studies research program. He is the author of three monographs with MIT Press, most recently The Squares: US Physical and Engineering Scientists in the Long 1970s (2022), and is a former editor of the journal Engineering Studies. His talk is based on the Dutch Research Council-funded project Managing Scarcity and Sustainability 2 (https://managingscarcity.com/), of which he is the PI; he is also one of four co-PIs of the European Research Council-funded NanoBubbles project (https://nanobubbles.hypotheses.org/).

Supply Demand Challenge

INNOV8X, DARPA, AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRESENT

SUPPLY DEMAND CHALLENGE

FEBRUARY 23, 2023

Topic:  HYBRID SUPPLY DEMAND CHALLENGE FRAMING SESSION

 

Hosted by: MINES INNOV8XDARPA, AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023 | 4:00PM – 6:oopm mt

 

LIVE: GREEN CENTER, PETROLEUM HALL, 924 16th StREET, Golden, CO 80401, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (MAP)

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Please join Mines Innov8x, DARPA, and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines for a hybrid Supply Demand Challenge framing session on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Join us for a crucial Framing Session,where we dive into the realm of Critical Minerals with the esteemed Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The session will be conducted both in-person at Petroleum Hall and virtually via Zoom. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the discussion.Zoom link will be available for remote participation. Be there to make a difference! Email franklin@mines.edu with any questions or accommodations requests.

Perspectives on the Impacts of Environmental Regulations, Trade Policies, and Climate and Clean Energy Legislation

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW,
sustainable development strategies group, AND
THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
SPRING HYBRID SEMINAR SERIES

Clean Energy Minerals and Their Supply Chains:
Perspectives on the Impacts of Environmental Regulations, Trade Policies, and Climate and Clean Energy Legislation

FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Topic: Clean Energy Minerals and Their Supply Chains: Perspectives on the Impacts of Environmental Regulations, Trade Policies, and Climate and Clean Energy Legislation

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE FACULTY FELLOW DR. RODERICK EGGERT AND DR. FENGPING GAO, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology

 

Hosted by: THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW, the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRAGEGIES GROUP, AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024| 11:30AM – 1:00PM MT

 

LIVE: In-Person REGISTRATION EMAIL: mozo@sdsg.org – STURM COLLEGE OF LAW, ROOM 155, 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver 80210, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER (MAP)

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Presentation Slide Deck – Dr. DR. FENGPING GAO

Presentation Slide Deck – Dr. Roderick Eggert

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Please join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the Sustainable Development Strategies Group, and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. Roderick Eggert and Dr. Fengping Gao, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, presenting a hybrid seminar titled Clean Energy Minerals and Their Supply Chains: Perspectives on the Impacts of Environmental Regulations, Trade Policies, and Climate and Clean Energy Legislation on Friday, February 9 in Denver.

Professors Gao and Eggert will present perspectives that reflect the intersection of trade, environmental law, economics, and clean energy minerals. Their presentations will address uses of critical minerals, the geography of production and the restructuring of global supply chains.

The panel discussion by Professors Gao and Eggert will be moderated by Cassie Boggs, an alumnus of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and a mining lawyer with over 40 years experience in domestic and international mining issues.

Professor Fengpin Gao is an alumnus of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is currently a professor at the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology. He serves as the chair of the Department of International Trade and Economy and is co-director of the Mining Environment Safety Management Doctoral Program. Additionally, he is Co-Chair of the China RE Society Academic Annual Conference for the Environment, Economics, and Industry Policy sub-committee. Prof. Gao has received numerous honors for his research in the interconnection field of minerals, environmental law, trade, and economics. Besides his publications with top journals, he was covered by major national press and international news sources.

Dr. Roderick Eggert is an economist and faculty member at Colorado School of Mines, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He holds the Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics. Since 2013, he has been Deputy Director of the Critical Materials Innovation Hub, a research consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate innovation that creates technological options for assuring supply chains of those materials essential for the energy transitions. Professor Eggert has testified on mineral issues before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Canadian House of Commons and the European Parliament. 

Stakeholder Engagement and Social License to Operate

WESTERN GOVERNORS’ ASSOCIATION HYBRID WORKSHOP

Stakeholder Engagement and Social License to Operate 

FEBRUARY 8, 2024

Topic: Stakeholder Engagement and Social License to Operate

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE CCUS PROGRAM MANAGER ANNA LITTLEFIELD

 

Hosted by: THE WESTERN GOVERNORS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2024 | 8:45AM – 9:40AM MT | FULL WORKSHOP OVER 2 DAYS FEBRUARY 7 AND 8, 2024

 

LIVE: REGISTRATION CLOSED – ART HOTEL, 1201 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203

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Please join the Western Governors’ Association and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute CCUS Program Manager Anna Littlefield presenting Stakeholder Engagement and Social License to Operate at the the Decarbonizing the West Initiative Hybrid Workshop on Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Denver, CO.  

The third workshop of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s WGA Chair Initiative, Decarbonizing the West, will be held at the Art Hotel in Denver, Colorado on February 7 and 8.

This workshop, hosted by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, will examine issues related to carbon removal technologies including direct air capture (DAC), carbon transport, and geologic carbon storage.

Along with remarks from Governor Polis and Governor Gordon, the two-day meeting will feature policymakers and experts from across the West in roundtable discussions about commercialization and development pathways for DAC, policy frameworks for long-term carbon storage, and various applications for carbon removal technologies.  

8:45 – 9:40 a.m.: Roundtable 5: Stakeholder Engagement and Social License to Operate  

Public perception for carbon management is a significant barrier to deploying carbon capture and storage technologies at scale. This is due in part to a lack of education and understanding of the technologies at play and the complexity of the energy system as a whole. Educational programs at all levels and community outreach can help inform the public on the benefits of these systems. This panel will address social barriers to the development of carbon removal projects and will explore best practices for stakeholder and tribal engagement.

Panelists: Quinn Antus, Carbon Management and CDR Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office, Joey Minervini, Public Affairs Manager – Americas, Global CCS Institute, Anna Littlefield, CCUS Program Manager, Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines, Dana Gava, Physical Scientist – UIC Class VI Implementation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kelli Roemer, U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management