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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.

June 10, 2010
Large-Scale Industrial CCS Projects Selected for Continued Testing

Three Recovery Act funded projects have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to continue testing large-scale carbon capture and storage from industrial sources.

June 9, 2010
Award-Winning DOE Technology Scores Success in Carbon Storage Project

The ability to detect and track the movement of carbon dioxide in underground geologic storage reservoirs -- an important component of carbon capture and storage technology -- has been successfully demonstrated at a U.S. Department of Energy New Mexico test site.

April 20, 2010
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2010 Now Accepting Applications

Students and early career professionals can gain hands-on experience in areas related to carbon capture and storage by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

March 15, 2010
Illinois CO2 Injection Project Moves Another Step Forward

The recent completion of a three-dimensional (3-D) seismic survey at a large Illinois carbon dioxide injection test site is an important step forward for the carbon capture and storage project's planned early 2011 startup.

March 12, 2010
DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a cooperative agreement to American Electric Power Service Corporation for the Mountaineer Commercial Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Project to design, construct, and operate a system that will capture and store approximately 1.5 million tons per year of carbon dioxide.

March 12, 2010
DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement for Innovative Electric Generation Facility with Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture and Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a cooperative agreement to Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC for the Texas Clean Energy Project to design, build, and demonstrate an integrated gasification combined cycle electric generating facility, complete with co-production of high-value products and carbon capture and storage.

February 3, 2010
Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal

President Barack Obama today announced a series of steps his Administration is taking as part of its comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence while building a foundation for a new clean energy economy, and its promise of new industries and millions of jobs.

January 13, 2010
DOE Publishes Best Practices Manual for Public Outreach and Education for Carbon Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program has released a new manual to recommend best practices for public outreach and education for carbon dioxide storage projects.

December 4, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces $3 Billion Investment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of three new projects with a value of $3.18 billion to accelerate the development of advanced coal technologies with carbon capture and storage at commercial-scale.