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Energy Department Advances Carbon Capture and Storage Research on Two Fronts

September 16, 2009 - 1:00pm


Washington, DC - Forty-three research projects that will advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies while providing graduate and undergraduate student training opportunities at universities across the country will be supported by $12.7 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding announced today.

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Spread over three years, the regional sequestration training projects and funding will be managed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. The projects are funded through the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and are aimed at the broad objectives of advancing CCS scientific, technical, and institutional knowledge while simultaneously producing the expertise and workforce needed for the emerging carbon capture and storage industry.

Projects selected under today's announcement are located in California, Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Alabama, Alaska, Texas, Florida, Wyoming, Utah, Virginia, and Kentucky. Collectively they will focus on providing advanced research training in simulation and risk assessment; monitoring, verification, and accounting; geological related analytical tools; methods to interpret geophysical models; and carbon dioxide capture.