carbon sequestration News

  • DOE announces release of second carbon sequestration atlas

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the release of its second Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada, which documents more than 3,500 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential in oil and gas reservoirs, coal seams, and saline formations. Preliminary estimates suggest the availability of more than 1,100 years of CO2 storage for the United States ...

  • DOE releases methodology used to estimate carbon dioxide storage potential

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released its Methodology for Development of Geologic Storage Estimates for Carbon Dioxide, a document that details the procedures used to produce the geologic resource estimates for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential in the soon-to-be-released 2008 Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada (Atlas II). DOE expects to release the updated ...

  • New Jersey joins the Energy Department`s carbon sequestration regional partnership program

    The State of New Jersey is the newest member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership program—the centerpiece of national efforts to validate and deploy carbon sequestration technologies. The addition of New Jersey, the 43rd state to join the program, helps strengthen U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. New Jersey—along ...

  • Major industries link with green groups in search of quick fix for global warming

    In response to a relentless stream of bad news about global warming, a cluster of major industries has formed a loose partnership with big environmental groups, prestigious universities, philanthropic foundations, and the U.S. federal government - all promoting a technical quick-fix for global warming called carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is a plan to capture and bury as much as 10 ...

  • The economic benefits of carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea

    Carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea could be worth up to €1722 million a year, a new study has found. The researchers performed a combined ecologicaleconomic assessment, finding that the sea takes up an estimated 17.8 million tonnes of CO2 every year, providing important climate change mitigation. Marine ecosystems are essential for human life. They provide a host of ecosystem services ...

  • Trade-offs in ecosystem services in Central and Eastern Europe

    Researchers have developed a new approach for identifying regions that are most suitable for expanding ecosystem services. This could be used to help inform spatial planning decisions. By modelling ecosystem services’ opportunity costs in relation to agricultural revenue, the study provides a map of suitable areas of ecosystem service expansion in Eastern Europe. Understanding where ...

  • US energy dept awards US$126m for carbon sequestration projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced awards of more than US$126.6 million to the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) and the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) for the Department’s fifth and sixth large-scale carbon sequestration projects.  These industry partnerships, which are part of DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New paper in Groundwater highlights carbon sequestration relating to climate change

    The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has just published a review paper focusing on carbon sequestration in saline aquifers to mitigate climate change. Though not scheduled to appear until the May-June 2015 issue, the 19-page paper can be accessed now via Wiley Online Library, the database housing complete ...

  • The effects of future land use change on EU soil carbon stocks

    Policy, demographics and globalisation are expected to cause large changes in EU land use in coming decades. A new study models four scenarios of future land use change (LUC) to estimate the effects on carbon stored in soil and vegetation. Soil is an important carbon sink and LUC the main driver of carbon transfer between land and atmosphere. Under the Kyoto Protocol, governments must report soil ...

  • U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. ADM plans to capture carbon dioxide produced by an ethanol ...

  • Carbon sequestration: boon or burden

    Plans to sequester carbon are gaining support as a way to avoid global warming. The European Union plans to invest billions of Euros within the next ten years to develop carbon capture and storage whereby CO2 will be extracted at power plants and other combustion sites and stored underground. But how effective is this procedure and what are the long-term consequences of leakage for the oceans ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New tech is boosting mining efficiencies

    Companies around the world are reinvigorating mining with new green innovations. Which technologies stand the best chances of success? How do companies manage risk in the face of new innovation? Join Kachan & Co. for a walkthrough of a new report examining disruptive emerging technologies in biological tailings remediation, water treatment, hydrometallurgy, carbon sequestration and more. ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • DOE project starts CO2 sequestration in New Mexico coalbed

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its Southwest Regional Partnership (SWP) recently began injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) in a large coalbed while simultaneously recovering valuable natural gas. The SWP plans to inject up to 35,000 tons of CO2 in a 6-month demonstration at the San Juan Basin near Navajo City, N.M. Unlike other enhanced coalbed methane recovery projects, this demonstration will ...

  • DOE completes large-scale carbon sequestration project awards

    Completing a series of awards through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Program, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $66.9 million to the Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership for the Department’s seventh large-scale carbon sequestration project. Led by Montana State University-Bozeman, the Partnership will conduct a large-volume test in the Nugget Sandstone ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE regional partnership begins core sampling for large-volume sequestration test

    The Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership, one of seven members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships program, has begun collecting core samples from a new characterization well near Spectra Energy’s Fort Nelson natural gas processing plant in British Columbia, Canada. Core sampling, along with a sophisticated well logging program that the partnership is ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New science gauges potential to store CO2

    A new method to assess the US's potential for storing carbon dioxide could lead to techniques for lessening the impacts of climate change, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who praised a U.S. Geological Survey report in an energy teleconference today. The USGS released the report to describe its methodology to assess the nation's potential for carbon sequestration--the ...

  • 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 (CO2) storage projects. The recommendations are based on lessons learned by the Department’s seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships during the first six years of the partnerships program. The new ...

  • U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Carbon Sequestration Permits in Central Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on proposed permits that would allow the FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. to inject carbon dioxide deep underground near Jacksonville, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. The proposed ...

  • U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permits in Central Illinois

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved permits allowing the FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. to inject carbon dioxide deep underground near Jacksonville, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. These four identical permits are the nation’s ...

  • DOE partnership completes successful CO2 injection test in the Mount Simon sandstone

    The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), 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. Preliminary results indicate that the formation has ...

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