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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.

August 5, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces FutureGen 2.0

Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced the awarding of $1 billion in Recovery Act funding to the FutureGen Alliance, Ameren Energy Resources, Babcock & Wilcox, and Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc. to build FutureGen 2.0, a clean coal repowering program and carbon dioxide storage network.

July 22, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers.

July 20, 2010
U.S. Partners with Canada to Renew Funding for World's Largest International CO2 Storage Project in Depleted Oil Fields

The U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada announced today a total of $5.2 million has been committed by the two governments to bring a benchmark carbon dioxide injection project to successful conclusion in 2011.

July 9, 2010
Clean Energy Projects Kick Off U.S.-China Collaborative R&D Initiative

Three clean energy technology projects resulting from a 2009 agreement between the United States and China are kicking off a new collaborative research effort that will focus on managing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the environmental impact of energy production.

July 7, 2010
Ten Projects Selected by DOE to Advance State-of-the-Art Carbon Capture from Coal Power Plants

Ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal combustion have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy under its Innovations for Existing Plants Program.

July 6, 2010
Research Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions to Useful Products

Research to help find ways of converting into useful products CO2 captured from emissions of power plants and industrial facilities will be conducted by six projects announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 28, 2010
DOE-Sponsored Field Test Demonstrates Viability of Simultaneous CO2 Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs

A field test conducted by a U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners has demonstrated that using carbon dioxide in an enhanced oil recovery method dubbed "huff-and-puff" can help assess the carbon sequestration potential of geologic formations while tapping America's valuable oil resources.

June 18, 2010
DOE Signs Cooperative Agreement for Carbon Capture Project

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a cooperative agreement with NRG Energy Inc. for the Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project to design, construct, and operate a system that will capture and store approximately 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

June 16, 2010
Alabama Project Testing Potential for Combining CO2 Storage with Enhanced Methane Recovery

Field testing the potential for combining geologic carbon dioxide storage with enhanced methane recovery is underway at a site in Alabama by a U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners.