carbon sequestration News

  • 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 Foundation

  • Modeling underground sequestration of carbon dioxide

    When it comes to predicting the fate of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) stored underground, 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer Michael Celia, Ph.D., and his colleagues have invented a better mousetrap for decision-makers trying to mitigate the effects of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Celia wrapped up his year as the National Ground Water Research and Educational's Foundation Darcy ...

  • Sequestration and fuel reserves

    A technique for trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground could at the same be used to release the last fraction of natural gas liquids from ailing reservoirs, thus offsetting some of the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels. So says a paper to be published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. While so-called “fracking” ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA To Develop Regulations for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 11, 2007) Today EPA announced plans to develop regulations to establish a clear path for geologic sequestration, a process of injecting captured carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in deep rock formations for long-term storage. Once completed, the regulations will ensure there is a consistent and effective permit system under the Safe Drinking Water Act for commercial-scale ...

  • 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 ...

  • Big bucks from carbon sequestration - fact or fiction?

    With carbon credits in the news and Australia developing policies to meet its Kyoto targets, many farmers are intrigued by soil carbon’s potential to not only boost soil productivity but put money in the bank by selling carbon credits. But just how realistic is that goal? Dr Jeff Baldock of CSIRO Land and Water, SA, will address this and other aspects of soil carbon in the Grains Research and ...

  • Sequestration on shaky ground

    Original story at MIT News Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth’s surface, where it would permanently solidify into rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that current ...

  • Agra-Cycle Announces Carbon Sequestration Project

    Agra-Cycle announces carbon sequestration project likely to become the largest landfill reduction strategy in Tennessee State history composting a projected 10 million tons of organic waste by 2022. Using EPA computations this will eliminate approximately 7,000,000 million tons of greenhouse gases (methane) that would normally be produced if the waste were sent to a landfill to ...


    By AgraCycle.com

  • Small-scale carbon sequestration field test yields significant lessons learned

    The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance carbon capture and storage technologies, has completed a preliminary geologic characterization and sequestration field test at FirstEnergy’s R. E. Burger Plant near Shadyside, Ohio. The project provided significant geologic understanding and 'lessons ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE seeks proposals to increase investment in industrial carbon capture and sequestration projects

    The US Department of Energy has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement soliciting projects to capture and sequester carbon dioxide from industrial sources and to put CO2 to beneficial use. The successful development of advanced technologies and innovative concepts to prevent CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere is a key component of national efforts to mitigate climate change. DOE ...

  • 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 ...

  • Battelle, Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Release Phase II Reports

    The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), led by Battelle, has completed its Phase II projects to evaluate storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in its nine-state region. In addition to the Phase II Final Report, which summarizes more than five years of research activities, 16 other detailed reports on geologic sequestration field tests, terrestrial sequestration field tests and ...


    By Battelle Memorial Institute

  • Global and Regional Markets for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Infrastructure and Equipment

    Portrayed in the past five years as a pipe dream, technological savior and prudent investment to complement existing energy infrastructure, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS; also known as carbon capture and storage) is projected by SBI Energy as a complementary, sometimes marginal, technology in the global effort towards carbon dioxide emissions reduction. Representing approximately $(U.S.) ...


  • 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

  • EPA seeks comments on new information about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is requesting comments on new information it has received about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. During geologic sequestration, carbon dioxide is injected underground for long-term storage. This technology can be used to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA protects ...

  • Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

    Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program. The initiative, supported by ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that helps create a consistent national framework to ensure the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. “Carbon capture and sequestration technology can help us reduce carbon pollution and move us toward a cleaner, more stable environment,” said Mathy Stanislaus, EPA ...

  • 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

  • Secretary Chu announces US$3bn investment for carbon capture and sequestration

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced 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. Secretary Chu made today’s announcement on a conference call with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, Senator Jay Rockefeller, and President of American Electric Power ...

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