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May 1, 2012
First-ever North American Carbon Storage Atlas
Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

Today, the Energy Department joined with partners from Canada and Mexico to release the first-ever atlas mapping the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America.

March 29, 2012
NETL Shares Computing Speed, Efficiency to Tackle Energy Technology Barriers

Washington, DC - One of the world’s fastest supercomputers will be installed at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) this summer to help develop solutions to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology barriers.

March 26, 2012
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration Training Program Now Accepting Applications

A Department of Energy program that helps graduate students and early career professionals gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage is accepting applications until April 15.

January 17, 2012
Utility to Purchase Electricity from Innovative DOE-Supported Clean Coal Project

An innovative clean coal technology project in Texas will supply electricity to the largest municipally owned utility in the United States under a recently signed Power Purchase Agreement, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today.

November 17, 2011
CO2 Injection Begins in Illinois

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance carbon storage technologies nationwide, has begun injecting carbon dioxide for their large-scale CO2 injection test in Decatur, Illinois.

November 16, 2011
Midwest Has Potential to Store Hundreds of Years of CO2 Emissions

Geologic capacity exists to permanently store hundreds of years of regional carbon dioxide emissions in nine states stretching from Indiana to New Jersey, according to injection field tests conducted by the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership.

September 27, 2011
Innovative Texas Clean Coal Project Takes Major Step Forward as DOE Issues Record of Decision

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision that - along with a signed cooperative agreement - will allow federal funding to be used to help build one of the world’s most advanced and environmentally clean coal-based power plants.

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants.  The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants.  

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants.

August 24, 2011
Energy Department Applauds Nation’s First Large-Scale Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Facility

Energy Secretary Highlights Illinois’ Role in Leading Carbon Capture and Storage Efforts