Future Energy

Earth Scientists have a key role to play as energy policy shifts away from extraction of fossil fuels to a focus on renewable energy.

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This research theme integrates research in sedimentology, mineral resources, diagenesis, geophysics and geomechanics aspects relevant to both conventional, unconventional, geothermal, and green energy resources. These include work in carbon capture and storage in saline aquifers and old oil and gas reservoirs, and also during of injection of CO2 in ultramafic complexes leading to serpentinization. We also have strong programs in geothermal energy, development of materials for photovoltaics, and mining rare earth elements required for battery technologies.