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March 23, 2011
Licensing Agreement Moves Two NETL-Patented Carbon Capture Sorbents Closer to Commercialization

Two new patented sorbents used for carbon dioxide capture from coal-based power plants have moved closer to commercialization as a result of a licensing agreement between the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory and ADA Environmental Solutions.

March 16, 2011
Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative Aims to Bring Technologies to Market Faster

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has begun research under the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative, partnering with other national laboratories, universities, and industry to develop state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate commercialization of carbon capture and storage technologies.

February 8, 2011
DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge

Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

February 3, 2011
NETL-Developed Process for Capturing CO2 Emissions Wins National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

A process developed by researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory that improves the capture of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants while reducing the cost has been selected to receive a 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

February 1, 2011
State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline System, New Study Says

A private sector model with a state rather than Federal-based regulatory framework is the approach that will "most likely result in a robust CO2 pipeline system" in the United States, according to a new report developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

January 18, 2011
DOE Manual Studies Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration

There is considerable opportunity and growing technical sophistication to make terrestrial carbon sequestration both practical and effective, according to the latest carbon capture and storage "best practices" manual issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.

January 11, 2011
New Roadmap Updates Status of DOE Carbon Capture and Storage RD&D Efforts

An overview of research, development, and demonstration efforts to supply cost-effective, advanced carbon capture and storage technologies for coal-based power systems is the focus of a new roadmap published by the U.S. Department of Energy.

January 5, 2011
DOE Best Practices Manual Focuses on Site Selection for CO2 Storage

Washington, DC - The most promising methods for assessing potential carbon dioxide (CO2) geologic storage sites - a crucial component of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology - is the focus of the latest in a series of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CCS "best practices" manuals.  

December 1, 2010
Third Carbon Sequestration Atlas Estimates Up to 5,700 Years of CO2 Storage Potential in U.S. and Portions of Canada

There could be as much as 5,700 years of carbon dioxide storage potential available in geologic formations in the United States and portions of Canada, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Sequestration Atlas (Atlas III).

November 30, 2010
New DOE-Sponsored Study Helps Advance Scientific Understanding of Potential CO2 Storage Impacts

In another step forward toward improved scientific understanding of potential geologic carbon dioxide storage impacts, a new U.S. Department of Energy sponsored study has confirmed earlier research showing that proper site selection and monitoring is essential for helping anticipate and mitigate possible risks.