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Berkeley Lab animated video on carbon captures attention

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 has created a witty animated video, Carbon in Underland, which has emerged as one of five top picks out of 26 entries submitted to a competition sponsored by an upcoming national conference on energy.

Jeff Miller, head of public affairs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and staff in OP’s Laboratory Management Office are urging UC staff to go to to view the videos and vote for your favorite.

“The Lab is hoping to increase awareness of the competition and the great videos on the site,” Miller said. Of the top five entries, the video with the most votes by 2 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, May 24, will receive the People’s Choice Award.

“Carbon in Underland” explains the science behind carbon capture and storage. It was created in response to the upcoming Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum, a national symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, scheduled for May 25 to 27 in Washington, D.C.

The 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) were invited to create short, engaging films that educate, inspire and entertain an intelligent but inexpert audience about the extraordinary science, innovation and people in their centers. Twenty-six teams took up the challenge, and submitted highly creative and informative videos in a wide range of styles.

The Office of Science judged “Carbon in Underland” one of its top picks for its  “entertaining animation and engaging explanations of carbon sequestration.”

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