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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.

February 19, 2009
DOE Seeks Applications for Tracking Carbon Dioxide Storage in Geologic Formations

The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations.

February 17, 2009
Carbon Sequestration Partner Initiates Drilling of CO2 Injection Well in Illinois Basin

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance carbon sequestration technologies nationwide, has begun drilling the injection well for their large-scale carbon dioxide injection test in Decatur, Illinois.

February 11, 2009
DOE Regional Partner Initiates CO2 Injection Study in Virginia

A U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners has begun injecting carbon dioxide into coal seams in the Central Appalachian Basin to determine the feasibility of CO2 storage in unmineable coal seams and the potential for enhanced coalbed methane recovery.