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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.

September 16, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Simulation-Based Engineering User Center

U.S Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the creation of the Simulation-Based Engineering User Center that will facilitate collaborative computational research for energy applications.

September 8, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the creation of the Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative with an investment of up to $40 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 7, 2010
New Recovery Act Funding Boosts Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Research and Development

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 22 projects that will accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development for industrial sources.

August 20, 2010
Department of Energy and FutureGen Alliance Discuss Next Steps for FutureGen 2.0 in Illinois

Officials from the Department of Energy, the state of Illinois, Ameren, Babcock & Wilcox, American Air Liquide and the FutureGen Alliance discussed the next steps for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Illinois.

August 19, 2010
DOE Regional Partnership Successfully Demonstrates Terrestrial CO2 Storage Practices in Great Plains Region of U.S. and Canada

A field test demonstrating the best approaches for terrestrial carbon dioxide storage in the heartland of North America has been successfully completed by one of the U.S. Department of Energy's seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships.

August 19, 2010
Department of Energy and FutureGen Alliance Discuss Next Steps for FutureGen 2.0 in Illinois

Washington, DC - At a meeting today in Chicago, officials from the Department of Energy, the state of Illinois, Ameren, Babcock & Wilcox, American Air Liquide and the FutureGen Alliance discussed the next steps for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Illinois. The project remains on track for obligation before the end of September. Preparations will then begin for the repowering of Unit 4 at the Ameren facility in Meredosia, with construction set to begin in 2012.

August 12, 2010
Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology

President Obama's Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage, co-chaired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, delivered a series of recommendations to the president today on overcoming the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years.

August 11, 2010
Department of Energy Announces 15 Projects Aimed at Secure Underground Storage of CO2

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of 15 projects to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations.