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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.

June 15, 2009
DOE Seeks Proposals to Increase Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement soliciting projects to capture and sequester carbon dioxide from industrial sources and to put CO2 to beneficial use.

June 11, 2009
DOE Selects Projects to Develop Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies for Coal-Based Gasification Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the selection of nine projects that will develop pre-combustion carbon capture technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions in future coal-based integrated gasification combined cycle power plants.

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.