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Earlier this week Secretary Chu announced $575 Million dollars in funding for 22 projects across 15 states, projects that will accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development for industrial sources. The selections include projects from four different areas of carbon capture and storage (CCS) research and development: 1) Large scale testing of advanced gasification technologies; 2) advanced turbo-machinery to lower emissions from industrial sources; 3) post-combustion CO2 capture with increased efficiencies and decreased costs; and 4) geologic storage site characterization.

Today the Secretary will join Senator Jay Rockefeller for a forum at the University of Charleston in West Virginia to break down the impact CCS can have and what the United States is doing to pioneer this innovative technology. I’ll be live at the event from 3-4:30pm EDT, tweeting updates and sharing images from the forum as it happens. To follow along, visit our twitter page during that time or simply follow @energy.