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The Benson Lab is a research group in the department of Energy Resources Engineering. We investigate fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as well as low-carbon energy system modeling and optimization as means of climate change mitigation. 

What's New

Mar 1 2018
Team Flip Your Grid placed first in Columbia University's national energy case competition.
Feb 22 2018
Da Huo works on evaluating oil and gas assets for the finance world. Great to see him using all he learned in ERE. He and his wife just moved into a beautiful new home just cross the Hudson River from Manhattan.



Predicting CO2 residual trapping ability based on experimental petrophysical properties for different sandstone types

Ni, Hailun, Maartje Boon, Charlotte Garing, and Sally M. Benson. 2019. “Predicting CO2 Residual Trapping Ability Based on Experimental Petrophysical Properties for Different Sandstone Types.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 86. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 158–76.


Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Not Enough

de Chalendar, Jacques A., and Sally M. Benson. 2019. “Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Not Enough.” JOULE 3 (6). CELL PRESS: 1389–93.


The energetic implications of introducing lithium-ion batteries into distributed photovoltaic systems

Kurland, Simon Davidsson, and SallyM. Benson. 2019. “The Energetic Implications of Introducing Lithium-Ion Batteries into Distributed Photovoltaic Systems.” SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & FUELS 3 (5). ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY: 1182–90.