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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.

November 13, 2009
Worldwide Carbon Capture and Storage Projects on the Increase

Worldwide efforts to fund and establish carbon capture and storage projects have accelerated, according to a new Department of Energy online database, indicating ongoing positive momentum toward achieving the G-8 goal for launching 20 CCS demonstrations by 2010.

November 12, 2009
DOE Targets Rural Indiana Geologic Formation for CO2 Storage Field Test

A U.S. Department of Energy team of regional partners has begun injecting 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to evaluate the carbon storage potential and test the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential of the Mississippian-aged Clore Formation in Posey County, Ind.

November 5, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Mississippi Project Hits 1-Million-Ton Milestone for Injected CO2

A large-scale carbon dioxide storage project in Mississippi has become the fifth worldwide to reach the important milestone of more than 1 million tons injected.

October 21, 2009
DOE Partnership Completes Successful CO2 Injection Test in the Mount Simon Sandstone

The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven partnerships in the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program, has successfully injected 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Mount Simon Sandstone, a deep saline formation that is widespread across much of the Midwest.