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September 8, 2009
First-of-a-Kind Sequestration Field Test Begins in West Virginia

Injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) began today in a first-of-a-kind field trial of enhanced coalbed methane recovery with simultaneous CO2 sequestration in an unmineable coal seam.

August 27, 2009
DOE Announces More than $8.4 Million for Regional Sequestration Technology Training Projects

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $8.4 million in funding to develop regional sequestration technology training projects.

August 26, 2009
Carbon Sequestration Documentary Wins Coveted Aurora Award

A film about carbon sequestration produced with support from the U.S. Department of Energy has received a 2009 Gold Aurora Award in the documentary category for nature/environment.

August 24, 2009
DOE Selects Projects to Monitor and Evaluate Geologic CO2 Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the selection of 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations.

August 10, 2009
Department of Energy Awards $20 Million for Project to Advance Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage

The Department of Energy has announced that Ramgen Power Systems LLC, Bellevue, Washington, has been awarded $20 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to scale up a device that uses supersonic shockwaves to compress carbon dioxide (CO2) for capture and storage.

July 29, 2009
The carousel, lifted by Apogee's balloon, carries sorbent tubes aloft to sample for tracer above the carbon dioxide injection area.
Bees, Balloons, Pollen Used as Novel CO2 Monitoring Approach

Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory have discovered an innovative way to use bees, pollen, and helium-filled balloons to verify that no carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from carbon sequestration sites.

July 20, 2009
Regional Partner Announces Plans for Carbon Storage Project Using CO2 Captured from Coal-Fired Power Plant

Southern Company and the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven members of the U.S. Department of Energy Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program, have announced plans to store carbon dioxide captured from an existing coal-fired power plant.

June 29, 2009
New Zealand Joins International Carbon Storage Group

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum today announced that New Zealand has become the newest member of the international carbon storage body.

June 25, 2009
DOE Partner Begins Carbon Storage Test

Washington, D.C. -- A Department of Energy sponsored project in Hopkins County, Kentucky has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mature oil field to assess the region's CO2 storage capacity and feasibility for enhanced oil recovery.

June 24, 2009
New Jersey Joins the Energy Department's Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership Program

The State of New Jersey is the newest member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership program--the centerpiece of national efforts to validate and deploy carbon sequestration technologies.