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November 13, 2009
Worldwide Carbon Capture and Storage Projects on the Increase

Worldwide efforts to fund and establish carbon capture and storage projects have accelerated, according to a new Department of Energy online database, indicating ongoing positive momentum toward achieving the G-8 goal for launching 20 CCS demonstrations by 2010.

November 12, 2009
DOE Targets Rural Indiana Geologic Formation for CO2 Storage Field Test

A U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners has begun injecting 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to evaluate the carbon storage potential and test the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential of the Mississippian-aged Clore Formation in Posey County, Ind.

November 5, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Mississippi Project Hits 1-Million-Ton Milestone for Injected CO2

A large-scale carbon dioxide storage project in Mississippi has become the fifth worldwide to reach the important milestone of more than 1 million tons injected.

October 21, 2009
DOE Partnership Completes Successful CO2 Injection Test in the Mount Simon Sandstone

The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven partnerships in the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program, has successfully injected 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Mount Simon Sandstone, a deep saline formation that is widespread across much of the Midwest.

October 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Up To $55 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Carbon Capture Technology at Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that $55 million will be made available to develop advanced technologies that can capture carbon dioxide from flue gases at existing power plants so that the greenhouse gas may be sequestered or put to beneficial use.

October 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Up to $55 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Carbon Capture Technology at Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicits Proposals for Bench- through Pilot-Scale Projects

October 12, 2009
Chu Issues Call to Action on Carbon Capture and Storage

The attached letter from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was delivered today to Energy Ministers and other attendees of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in London, where Secretary Chu is speaking on Monday and Tuesday.

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October 2, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces First Awards from $1.4 Billion for Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the first round of funding from $1.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the selection of 12 projects that will capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources for storage or beneficial use.

September 16, 2009
Energy Department Advances Carbon Capture and Storage Research on Two Fronts

Forty-three research projects that will advance carbon capture and storage technologies while providing graduate and undergraduate student training opportunities at universities across the country will be supported by $12.7 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding announced today.

September 16, 2009
DOE Research Projects to Examine Promising Geologic Formations for CO2 Storage

The Department of Energy today announced 11 projects valued at $75.5 million aimed at increasing scientific understanding about the potential of promising geologic formations to safely and permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2).