Roger Aines is the Energy Program Chief Scientist in E Program, which conducts government and private sector research in clean energy technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Carleton College, and Doctor of Philosophy in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology.
Roger leads the Carbon Initiative at LLNL, which aims to understand, develop, and implement technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so-called negative emissions technologies. He has been at LLNL since 1984 working on nuclear waste disposal, environmental remediation, application of stochastic methods to inversion and data fusion, management of carbon emissions including separation technology, and monitoring and verification methods for sequestration.
Aines, Roger D. Atmospheric Carbon Extraction:Scope, Available Technologies, and Challenges. In V. Ramanathan, (ed) Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions. Regents of the University of California (2019) https://escholarship.org/uc/bending_the_curve_digital_textbook
Maxwell Murialdo, Hannah M. Goldstein, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, Du T. Nguyen, Sean T. McCoy, William L. Bourcier, Maira R. Cerón, Jennifer M. Knipe, Matthew A. Worthington, Megan M. Smith, Roger D. Aines, and Sarah E. Baker (2020) Three-Dimensional Printable Sodium Carbonate Composite Sorbents for Efficient Biogas Upgrading. Environmental Science & Technology 202054 (11), 6900-6907 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01755
Du Nguyen, Maxwell Murialdo, Katherine Hornbostel, Simon Pang, Congwang Ye, William Smith, Sarah Baker, William Bourcier, Jennifer Knipe, Roger Aines, and Joshuah Stolaroff (2019) 3D Printed Polymer Composites for CO2 Capture. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 201958 (48), 22015-22020 DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04375
Kelemen, PB, R Aines, E Bennett, SM Benson, E Carter, JA Coggon, JC de Obeso, O Evans, G Gadikota, GM Dipple, M Godard, M Harris, JA Higgins, KTM Johnson, F Kourim, R Lafay, S Lambart, CE Manning, JM Matter, K Michibayashi, T Morishita, J Noël, K Okazaki, P Renforth, B Robinson, H Savage, R Skarbek, MW Spiegelman, E Takazawa, D Teagle, JL Urai, J Wilcox (2018) In situ carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks: Natural processes and possible engineered methods. Energy ProcediaVolume 146, July 2018, Pages 92-102.
Sandalow, David, Roger Aines, Julio Friedmann, Colin McCormick, and Sean McCoy (2017) Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CO2U) ICEF Roadmap 2.0. Prepared to facilitate dialogue at the Fourth Innovation on for Cool Earth Forum (Tokyo October 2017). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Report, TR739322.
Stoloroff, Joshuah K, Congwang Ye, James S. Oakdale, Sarah E. Baker, William L. Smith, Du T. Nguyen, Christopher M. Spadaccini, and Roger D. Aines (2016) “Microencapsulation of advanced solvents for carbon capture.” Faraday Discussions 192, 217-281. DOI:10.1039/c6fd00049e
Buscheck, TA; Bielicki, JM; White, JA; Sun, Y; Hao, Y; Bourcier, WL; Carroll, SA; Aines, RD (2016) Pre-injection brine production in CO2 storage reservoirs: An approach to augment the development, operation, and performance of CCS while generating water. International Journal Of Greenhouse Gas Control Volume: 54 Pages: 499-512 Part: 2 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.04.018
Buscheck, Thomas A., Joshua A. White, Susan A. Carroll, Jeffrey M. Bielicki, and Roger D. Aines (2016) Managing Geologic CO2 Storage with Pre-Injection Brine Production: A Strategy Evaluated with a Model of CO2 Injection at Snøhvit. Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, DOI:10.1039/C5EE03648H.
Vericella, John J. Sarah E. Baker, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, Eric B. Duoss, James O. Hardin IV, James Lewicki, Elizabeth Glogowski, William C. Floyd, Carlos A. Valdez, William L. Smith, Joe H. Satcher Jr., William L. Bourcier, Christopher M. Spadaccini, Jennifer A. Lewis, and Roger D. Aines (2015) “Encapsulated Solvents for Carbon Dioxide Capture” Nature Communications 6, Article number: 6124doi:10.1038/ncomms7124 Published 05 February 2015
Buscheck, Thomas A.; White, Joshua A.; Chen, Mingjie; Aines, Roger D. (2014) “Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs” Energy Procedia Volume: 63 Pages: 5333-5340
Lau, Edmond Y., Sergio E. Wong, Sarah E. Baker, Jane P. Bearinger, Lucas Koziol, Carlos A. Valdez, Joseph H. Satcher, Jr., Roger D. Aines, Felice C. Lightstone (2013) “Comparison and Analysis of Zinc and Cobalt-Based Systems as Catalytic Entities for the Hydration of Carbon Dioxide” PLoS ONE 8(6): e66187.
Rau, Greg H., Susan A. Carroll, William L. Bourcier, Michael J. Singleton, Megan M. Smith, Roger D. Aines (2013) “Direct Electrolytic Dissolution of Silicate Minerals for Air CO2 Mitigation and Carbon-Negative H2 Production” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 05/2013.
Stolaroff, Joshuah K., Subarna Bhattacharyya, Clara A. Smith, William L. Bourcier, Philip J. Cameron-Smith, and Roger D. Aines (2012) “Review of Methane Mitigation Technologies with Application to Rapid Release of Methane from the Arctic”Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (12), pp 6455–6469.
Koziol, Lucas, Carlos A. Valdez, Sarah E. Baker, Edmond Y. Lau, William C. Floyd, III, Sergio E. Wong, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Felice C. Lightstone, and Roger D. Aines (2012) “Toward a Small Molecule, Biomimetic Carbonic Anhydrase Model: Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of a Panel of Zinc(II) Aza-Macrocyclic Catalyst” Inorganic Chemistry, 51 (12), pp 6803–6812.
Buscheck, Thomas A. Yunwei Sun, Mingjie Chen, Yue Hao, Thomas J Wolery, William L Bourcier, Benjamin Court, Michael A Celia, S. Julio Friedmann, and Roger D Aines, (2012) “Active CO2 Reservoir Management For Carbon Storage: Analysis Of Operational Strategies To Relieve Pressure Buildup And Improve Injectivity” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 6, Pages 230–245.
Socolow, R., M. Desmond, R. Aines, J. Blackstock, O. Bolland, T. Kaarsberg, N. Lewis, M. Mazzotti, A. Pfeffer, K. Sawyer, J. Siirola, B. Smit, J. Wilcox, “Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals,” A Technology Assessment by the APS Panel on Public Affairs, 2011.
Delle Monache, Luca, Julie K. Lundquist, Branko Kosovic´, Gardar Johannesson, Kathleen M. Dyer, Roger D. Aines, Fotini K. Chow, Rich D. Belles, William G. Hanley, Shawn C. Larsen, Gwen A. Loosmore, John J. Nitao, Gayle A. Sugiyama, Philip J. Vogt. “Bayesian Inference And Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling To Reconstruct A Contaminant Source On A Continental Scale.” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Volume 47, 2600.
Recent US Patents
Aines, Roger D., William L. Bourcier, Eric B. Duoss, Jeffery James Roberts, Christopher M. Spadaccini, and Joshuah K. Stolaroff. 9,862,880 Encapsulated Proppants. Issued January 9, 2018.
William L. Bourcier, Roger D. Aines, Sarah E. Baker, Eric B. Duoss, Amitesh Maiti, Jeffery J. Roberts, Christopher M. Spadaccini, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, John J. Vericella, Jennifer A. Lewis, James O. Hardin, IV, William C. Floyd, III, 9821287 Systems for production of polymer encapsuated solids.
Roberts, Jeffery James, Aines Roger D,. Duoss, Eric B., Spadaccini, Christopher M., Vandersall, Kevin S. 9,562,426 Encapsulated Microenergetic Material. Issued February 17, 2017.
Aines; Roger D., Bourcier; William L., Duoss; Eric B., Floyd, III; William C., Spadaccini; Christopher M., Vericella; John J., Cowan; Kenneth Michael. 9,416,619 Cementing a wellbore using cementing material encapsulated in a shell. Issued August 16, 2016.
Eddie Scott, Roger Aines, Chris Spadaccini Encapsulated Microsensors for Reservoir Interrogation US Patent 9,416,619 issued March 8, 2016.
Roberts; Jeffery, Aines; Roger D., Duoss; Eric B., Spadaccini; Christopher M. 8,877,506 Methods and systems using encapsulated tracers and chemicals for reservoir interrogation and manipulation. Issued November 4, 2014.
Floyd, William C. III, Carlos A. Valdez, Roger D. Aines, Sarah Baker and Joe H. Satcher. 9,259,725 Acyclic Aza-Containing Ligands For Use As Catalytic Carbon Capture Systems. Issued Feb 16, 2016
Lightstone, Felice C., Sergio E. Wong; Edmond Y. Lau; Joe H. Satcher Jr., and Roger D. Aines. Synthetic catalysts that separate CO2 from the atmosphere and gas mixtures. Issued February 24, 2015 US 8,962,511
Aines; Roger D., Bourcier; William L. ,Spadaccini; Christopher M., Stolaroff; Joshuah K. 8,945,279 Polymer-encapsulated carbon capture liquids that tolerate precipitation of solids for increased capacity. Issued February 3, 2015.
Valdez, Carlos A., Joe H. Satcher Jr., Roger D. Aines, Sergio E. Wong, Sarah E. Baker, Felice C. Lightstone, and Joshuah K. Stolaroff. Tethered Catalysts for the Hydration of Carbon Dioxide 8,877,069 Issued Nov 4, 2014
Aines, Roger D., Christopher M. Spadaccini Joshuah K. Stolaroff William L. Bourcier Jennifer A. Lewis Eric B. Duoss John J. Vericella Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents. Issued 9/16/2014 US 8,834,605