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Energy-Policy

A scalable infrastructure model for carbon capture and storage: SimCCS

Middleton, R.S. and Bielicki, J.M., 2009. Energy Policy, 37(3), pp.1052-1060.

SimCCS: An open-source tool for optimizing CO2 capture, transport, and storage infrastructure

RS Middleton, SP Yaw, BA Hoover, KM Ellett
Environmental Modelling & Software, 104560

SimCCS: An open-source tool for optimizing CO2 capture, transport, and storage infrastructure

Middleton, R.S., Yaw, S.P., Hoover, B.A. and Ellett, K.M., 2019. Environmental Modelling & Software, p.104560.

eNERGY

The cross-scale science of CO 2 capture and storage: from pore scale to regional scale

Middleton, R.S., Keating, G.N., Stauffer, P.H., Jordan, A.B., Viswanathan, H.S., Kang, Q.J., Carey, J.W., Mulkey, M.L., Sullivan, E.J., Chu, S.P. and Esposito, R., 2012. Energy & Environmental Science, 5(6), pp.7328-7345.

CostMAP: an open-source software package for developing cost surfaces using a multi-scale search kernel

CostMAP: an open-source software package for developing cost surfaces using a multi-scale search kernel

Hoover, B., Yaw, S. and Middleton, R., 2019. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, pp.1-19.

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Romstercoverr

Frankenstein's ROMster: Avoiding pitfalls of reduced-order model development

Chen, B., Harp, D.R., Pawar, R.J., Stauffer, P.H., Viswanathan, H.S., Middleton, R.S. (2020). International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Spanners

Graph Simplification for Infrastructure Network Design

Yaw, S., Middleton, R.S. and Hoover, B., 2019, December. In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (pp. 576-589). Springer, Cham.

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Integrated SimCCS Papers
(All Aspects of the supply chain)

1.     Middleton, R.S., Yaw, S., Hoover, B.A., Ellett, K.M. (2020). An open-source tool for optimizing CO2 capture, transport, and storage infrastructure, Environmental Modelling and Software, doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104560.

2.   Middleton, R.S., Yaw, S. (2018). The cost of getting CCS wrong: Uncertainty, infrastructure design, and stranded CO2, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 70, 1−11, doi.org/10.1016/ j.ijggc.2017.12.011.

3.   Bielicki, J.M., Langenfeld, J.K., Tao, Z., Middleton, R.S., Menefee, A.H., Clarens, A.C. (2018).
The geospatial and economic viability of CO
2 storage in hydrocarbon depleted fractured shale formations, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 75, 8−23, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.05.015.

4.      Ellett, K.M., Middleton, R.S., Stauffer, P.H., Rupp, J.A. (2017). Facilitating CCS business planning by extending the functionality of the SimCCS integrated system model, Energy Procedia 114, 6526−6535, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1788.

5.      Middleton, R.S., Levine, J.S., Bielicki, J.M., Viswanathan, H.S., Carey, J.W., Stauffer, P.H. (2015). Jumpstarting commercialscale CO2 capture and storage with ethylene production and enhanced oil recovery in the US Gulf, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 5, 241−253, doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1490.

6.      Bielicki, J.M., Callas, G., Middleton, R.S., Ha-Duong, M. (2014). National corridors for climate change mitigation: Managing industrial CO2 emissions in France, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 4, 262−277, doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1395.

7.      Bielicki, J.M., Middleton, R.S., Levine, J.S., Stauffer, P.H. (2014). An alternative pathway for stimulating regional deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage, Energy Procedia 63, 7215−7224, doi.org/ 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.757.

8.      Bielicki, J.M., Clarens, A.F., Middleton, R.S., Liu, X., Levine, J.S., Barbosa de Carvalho, M., Giovanini Junior, N. (2014). Shifting sands in a CO2 desert: Replacing extracted CO2 with byproduct CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery, Energy Procedia 63, 6557−6564, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.692.

9.      Stauffer, P.H., Middleton, R.S., Bing, B., Ellett, K.M., Rupp, J., Xiaochun, L. (2014). System integration linking CO2 sources, sinks, and infrastructure for the Ordos Basin, China, Energy Procedia 63, 2702−2709, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.292.

10.  Middleton, R.S. (2013). A new optimization approach to energy network modeling: anthropogenic CO2 capture coupled with enhanced oil recovery, International Journal of Energy Research 37, 1794−1810, doi.org/10.1002/er.2993.

11.  Middleton, R.S. and Brandt, A.R. (2013). Using infrastructure optimization to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands extraction and processing, Environmental Science and Technology 47, 1735−1744, doi.org/10.1021/es3035895.

12.  Middleton, R.S., Keating, G.N., Stauffer, P.H., Jordan, A.B., Viswanathan, H.S., Kang, Q., Sullivan, E.J., Chu, S.P., Carey, J.W., Mulkey, M.L., Esposito, R.A., Meckel, T.A. (2012). The cross-scale science of CO2 capture and storage: from pore scale to regional scale, Energy and Environmental Science 5, 7328−7345, doi.org/10.1039/c2ee03227a.

13.  Middleton, R.S., Kuby, M.J., Wei, R., Keating, G.N., Pawar, R.J. (2012). A dynamic model for optimally phasing in CCS infrastructure, Environmental Modeling and Software 37, 193−205, doi.org/ 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.04.003.

14.  Phillips, B. and Middleton, R.S. (2012). SimWIND: A geospatial infrastructure model for optimizing wind power generation and transmission, Energy Policy 43, 291−302, doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.01.006.

15.  Middleton, R.S., Bielicki, J.M., Keating, G.N., Pawar, R.J. (2011). Jumpstarting CCS using refinery CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, Energy Procedia 4, 2185–2191, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.105.

16.  Kuby, M., Bielicki, J.M., Middleton, R.S. (2011). Optimal spatial deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage given a price on carbon dioxide, International Regional Science Review 34, 285–305, doi.org/10.1177/0160017610397191.

17.  Kuby, M.J., Middleton, R.S., Bielicki, J.M. (2011). Analysis of cost savings from networking pipelines in CCS infrastructure systems, Energy Procedia 4, 2808–2815, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.185.

18.  Stauffer, P.H., Keating, G.N., Middleton, R.S., Viswanathan, H.S., Berchtold, K.A., Singh, R.P., Mancino, A., Pawar, R.J. (2011). Greening coal: Breakthroughs and challenges of CCS, Environmental Science and Technology 45, 8597–8604, doi.org/10.1021/es200510f.

19.  Middleton, R.S. and Bielicki, J.M. (2009). A scalable infrastructure model for carbon capture and storage: SimCCS, Energy Policy 37, 1052–1060, doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2008.09.049.

20.  Middleton, R.S. and Bielicki, J.M. (2009). A comprehensive carbon capture and storage infrastructure model, Energy Procedia 1, 1691–1698, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2009.01.221.

 



Capture SimCCS Papers

1.      An, J., Middleton, R.S., Li, Y. (2019). Environmental Performance analysis of cement production with CO2 capture and storage technology in a life-cycle perspective, Sustainability 11, 2626−2628, doi.org/ 10.3390/su11092626.

2.     An, J., Li, Y., Middleton, R.S. (2018). Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions of magnesia refractory products: A life-cycle perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production 182, 363−371, doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.266.

3.     Middleton, R.S., Levine, J.S., Bielicki, J.M, Stauffer, P.H. (2017). Industrial CO2 and carbon capture: near-term benefit, long-term necessity, Energy Procedia 114, 7601−7605, doi.org/10.1016/ j.egypro.2017.03.1892.

4.     Middleton, R.S., Clarens, A.F., Liu, X., Bielicki, J.M, Levine, J.S. (2014). CO2 deserts: Implications of existing CO2 supply limitations for carbon management, Environmental Science & Technology 48, 11713−11720, doi.org/10.1021/es5022685.

5.     Middleton, R.S. and Eccles, J.K. (2013). Fracking, renewables, and natural gas power: the complex future of carbon capture and storage, Applied Energy 108, 66−73, doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.02.065.


Networks/Transport SimCCS Papers

1.     Hoover, B.A., Middleton, R.S., Yaw, S. (2019). CostMAP: An open-source software package for developing cost surfaces, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, doi.org/10.1080/ 13658816.2019.1675885.

2.     Yaw, S.P., Middleton, R.S., Hoover, B.A. (2019). Graph simplification for infrastructure network design, COCOA 2019: Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36412-0_47.

3.     Middleton, R.S., Kuby, M.J., Bielicki, J.M. (2012). Generating candidate networks for optimization: the CO2 capture and storage optimization problem, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems 36, 18−29, doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2011.08.002.

 


Storage SimCCS Papers

1.     Chen, B., Harp, D.R., Pawar, R.J., Stauffer, P.H., Viswanathan, H.S., Middleton, R.S. (2020). Frankenstein’s ROMster: Avoiding pitfalls of reduced-order model development, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102892.

2.     Langenfeld, J.K., Bielicki, J.M., Tao, Z., Middleton, R.S., Menefee, A.H., Clarens, A.F. (2017). Response of integrated CO2 capture and storage systems in saline aquifers and fractured shale formations to changes in CO2 capture costs, Energy Procedia 114, 4099−4105, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1550.

3.     Sullivan, E.J., Chu, S., Stauffer, P.H., Middleton, R.S., Pawar, R.J. (2013). A method and cost model for treatment of water extracted during geologic CO2 sequestration, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 12, 372−381, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.11.007.

4.     Middleton, R.S., Keating, G.N., Stauffer, P.H., Viswanathan, H.S., Pawar, R.J. (2012). The effect of geologic reservoir uncertainty on CCS infrastructure, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 8, 132−142, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.02.005.

5.     Keating, G.N., Middleton, R.S., Stauffer, P.H., Pawar, R.J. (2011). How storage uncertainty will drive CCS infrastructure, Energy Procedia 4, 2393–2400, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.132.

6.     Keating, G.N., Middleton, R.S., Stauffer, P.H., Viswanathan, H.S., Letellier, B.C., Pasqualini, D., Pawar, R.J., Wolfsberg, A.V. (2011). Meso-scale carbon sequestration site screening and CCS infrastructure analysis, Environmental Science and Technology 45, 215–222, doi.org/10.1021/es101470m.


Related Papers

1.     White, S., Carroll, S., Chu, S., Bacon, D., Pawar, R., Cumming, L., Hawkins, J., Kelley, M., Demirkanli, I., Middleton, R.S., Sminchak, J., Pasumarti, A. (2020). A risk-based approach to evaluating the area of review and leakage risks at CO2 storage sites, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102884.

2.     Dai, Z., Zhang, Y., Bielicki, J.M., Amooie, M.A., Zhang, M., Yang, C., Zou, Y., Ampomah, W., Xiao, T., Jia, W., Middleton, R.S., Zhang, W., Sun, Y., Moortgat, J., Soltanian, M.R., Stauffer, P.H. (2018). Heterogeneity-assisted carbon dioxide storage in marine sediments, Applied Energy 225, 876−883, doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.05.038.

3.     Harp, D.R., Stauffer, P.H., O’Malley, D., Jiao, Z., Egenolf, E.P., Miler, T.A., Martinez, D., Hunter, K.A., Middleton, R.S., Bielicki, J.M, Pawar. P. (2017). Development of robust pressure management strategies for geologic CO2 sequestration, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 64, 43−59, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.06.012.

4.     Hunter, K., Bielicki, J.M., Middleton, R.S., Stauffer, P.H., Pawar, R., Harp, D., Martinez, D. (2017). Integrated CO2 storage and brine extraction, Energy Procedia 114, 6331−6336, doi.org/10.1016/ j.egypro.2017.03.1769.

5.     Dai, Z., Viswanathan, H., Middleton, R.S., Pan, F., Ampomah, W., Yang, C., Jia, W., Xiao, T., Lee, S., McPherson, B., Balch, R., Grigg, R., White, M. (2016). CO2 Accounting and risk analysis for CO2 sequestration at enhanced oil recovery sites, Environmental Science and Technology 50, 7546−7554, doi.org/ 10.1021/acs.est.6b01744.

6.     Middleton, R.S., Carey, J.W., Currier, R.P., Hyman, J.D., Kang, Q., Karra, S., Jiménez-Martínez, J., Porter, M.L., Viswanathan, H.S. (2015). Shale gas and non-aqueous fracturing fluids: Opportunities and challenges for supercritical CO2, Applied Energy 147, 500−509, doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.03.023.

7.     Dai, Z., Middleton, R.S., Viswanathan, H., Fessenden-Rahn, J., Bauman, J., Pawar, R., Lee, S.-Y., McPherson, B. (2014). An Integrated framework for optimizing CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery, Environmental Sciences and Technology Letters 1, 49−54, doi.org/10.1021/ez4001033.

8.     Dai, Z., Stauffer, P.H., Carey, J.W., Middleton, R.S., Lu, Z., Jacobs, J.F., Hnottavange-Telleen, K., Spangler, L.H. (2014). Pre-site characterization risk analysis for commercial-scale carbon sequestration, Environmental Science & Technology 48, 3908−3915, doi.org/10.1021/es405468p.

9.     Dai, Z., Viswanathan, H.S, Fessenden-Rahn, J., Middleton, R.S., Pan, F., Jia, W., Lee, S., McPherson, B., Ampomah, W., Grigg, R. (2014). Uncertainty quantification for CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery, Energy Procedia 63, 7685−7693, doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.802.