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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.

November 4, 2010
DOE-Sponsored Field Test Finds Potential for Permanent Storage of CO2 in Lignite Seams

A field test sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy has demonstrated that opportunities to permanently store carbon in unmineable seams of lignite may be more widespread than previously documented.

October 6, 2010
FutureGen Industrial Alliance Announces Carbon Storage Site Selection Process for FutureGen 2.0

The FutureGen Industrial Alliance today announced details of a process that will lead to the selection of an Illinois site for the storage of carbon dioxide collected at FutureGen 2.0, a landmark project that will advance the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology at an Ameren Energy Resources power plant in Meredosia, Illinois.

October 5, 2010
DOE Manual Studies 11 Major CO2 Geologic Storage Formations

A comprehensive study of 11 geologic formations suitable for permanent underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage is contained in a new manual issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.

September 28, 2010
Department of Energy Formally Commits $1 Billion in Recovery Act Funding to FutureGen 2.0

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy has signed final cooperative agreements with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance and Ameren Energy Resources that formally commit $1 billion in Recovery Act funding to build FutureGen 2.0. The FutureGen 2.0 project will help to position the United States as a leader in innovative technologies for reducing carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.

September 23, 2010
Sour Gas Streams Safe for Carbon Sequestration, DOE-Sponsored Study Shows

Gas streams containing high levels of both carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide can be safely used for carbon capture and storage, according to results from a field test completed by the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership.