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“Methane: The New Paradigm” topic for Friday, Sept. 22


Hands holding a flame gasTerry C. Hazen, UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will discuss “Methane: The New Paradigm” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, Sept. 22.

The United States is rapidly becoming energy independent, largely due to fracking of natural gas and oil from shale in our country–a 700 percent increase in the last 5 years. Methane is a clean-burning fuel, but is also a major greenhouse gas. Fracking also has a very negative perception to the public in many parts of the US to the point that is has been banned in some states, counties, and municipalities.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, Sept. 22 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Rooms C-D.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, this year, we have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.