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May 27, 2009
DOE Establishes National Carbon Capture Center to Speed Deployment of CO2 Capture Processes

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the creation of a new National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) to develop and test technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-based power plants.

May 22, 2009
DOE Regional Partnership Begins Core Sampling for Large-Volume Sequestration Test

The Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership, one of seven members of the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program, has begun collecting core samples from a new characterization well near Spectra Energy's Fort Nelson natural gas processing plant in British Columbia, Canada.

May 21, 2009
DOE Study Monitors Carbon Dioxide Storage in Norway's Offshore Sleipner Gas Field

In a newly awarded project, researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy are partnering with European scientists to track injected carbon dioxide in the world's first and longest running carbon storage operation located at the Sleipner gas field in the North Sea.

May 20, 2009
Small-Scale Carbon Sequestration Field Test Yields Significant Lessons Learned

Washington, DC - The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance carbon capture and storage technologies, has completed a preliminary geologic characterization and sequestration field test at FirstEnergy's R. E. Burger Plant near Shadyside, Ohio. The project provided significant geologic understanding and "lessons learned" from a region of the Appalachian Basin with few existing deep well penetrations for geologic characterization.

May 15, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces $2.4 Billion in Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced at the National Coal Council that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

May 14, 2009
DOE Report Assesses Potential for Carbon Dioxide Storage Beneath Federal Lands

As a complementary document to the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada issued in November 2008, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has now released a report that provides an initial estimate of the potential to store carbon dioxide underneath millions of acres of Federal lands.

April 6, 2009
First U.S. Large-Scale CO2 Storage Project Advances

Drilling nears completion for the first large-scale carbon dioxide injection well in the United States for CO2 sequestration. This project will be used to demonstrate that CO2 emitted from industrial sources - such as coal-fired power plants - can be stored in deep geologic formations to mitigate large quantities of greenhouse gas emissions.

March 17, 2009
DOE Releases Report on Techniques to Ensure Safe, Effective Geologic Carbon Sequestration

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has created a comprehensive new document that examines existing and emerging techniques to monitor, verify, and account for carbon dioxide stored in geologic formations.

March 10, 2009
DOE Regional Partnership Initiates CO2 Injection in Lignite Coal Seam

A U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory team of regional partners has begun injecting CO2 into a deep lignite coal seam in Burke County, North Dakota, to demonstrate the economic and environmental viability of geologic CO2 storage in the U.S. Great Plains region.

February 27, 2009
DOE Partner Begins Injecting 50,000 Tons of CO2 in Michigan Basin

Building on an initial injection project of 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide into a Michigan geologic formation, a U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners has begun injecting 50,000 additional tons into the formation, which is believed capable of storing hundreds of years worth of CO2, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.