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August 24, 2011
Large-Scale Industrial Carbon Capture, Storage Plant Begins Construction

Construction activities have begun at an Illinois ethanol plant that will demonstrate carbon capture and storage.

July 6, 2011
Confirming CCS Security and Environmental Safety Aim of Newly Selected Field Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s portfolio of field projects aimed at confirming that long-term geologic carbon dioxide storage is safe and environmentally secure has been expanded by three projects selected to collectively receive $34.5 million over four years.

June 28, 2011
Redesigned CCS Website Offers Wealth of Information on Worldwide Technology, Projects

A wealth of information about worldwide carbon capture and storage technologies and projects is available on the newly launched, updated and redesigned National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB) website.

June 20, 2011
DOE-Sponsored IGCC Project in Texas Takes Important Step Forward

A newly signed memorandum of understanding for the purchase of electricity produced by the Texas Clean Energy Project is an important step forward for what will be one of the world’s most advanced and cleanest coal-based power plants, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 7, 2011
National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center

Washington, D.C. - The recent successful commissioning of an Alabama-based test facility is another step forward in research that will speed deployment of innovative post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies for coal-based power plants, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

March 23, 2011
Licensing Agreement Moves Two NETL-Patented Carbon Capture Sorbents Closer to Commercialization

Two new patented sorbents used for carbon dioxide capture from coal-based power plants have moved closer to commercialization as a result of a licensing agreement between the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory and ADA Environmental Solutions.

March 16, 2011
Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative Aims to Bring Technologies to Market Faster

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has begun research under the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative, partnering with other national laboratories, universities, and industry to develop state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate commercialization of carbon capture and storage technologies.

February 8, 2011
DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge

Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

February 3, 2011
NETL-Developed Process for Capturing CO2 Emissions Wins National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

A process developed by researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory that improves the capture of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants while reducing the cost has been selected to receive a 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

February 1, 2011
State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline System, New Study Says

A private sector model with a state rather than Federal-based regulatory framework is the approach that will "most likely result in a robust CO2 pipeline system" in the United States, according to a new report developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.