Project

The Potential for Industrial Waste Processing to Meet Both Carbon Storage and Critical Mineral Goals in Pennsylvania

This project combines experimental and geospatial analysis to characterize fly ash for carbon storage and mineral extraction, and map community proximity to extraction sites and potential environmental risks. The project’s outcome aims to inform policies by balancing economic benefits against community impacts and environmental justice concerns.

Hélène Pilorgé

Research Associate, Clean Energy Conversions Lab
Hélène Pilorgé is a research associate at the Clean Energy Conversions Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. She focuses on siting and deployment of carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture and storage approaches.

Peter Psarras

Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Peter Psarras is a research assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

Shelvey Swett

PhD Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Shelvey Swett is a second year PhD student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on carbon capture and storage.

Aline Uwase

PhD Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Aline Uwase is a first year PhD student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research work focuses on CO2 adsorption, sorbents characterization, and the role of water in CO2 adsorption.