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  • Tall Towers Fitted to Track CO2 Emissions

    BOULDER, Colorado, July 31, 2007 (ENS) - A new sensor in what will be a nationwide network for tracking carbon dioxide is now monitoring the air over Colorado's Front Range. A 1,000 foot tall tower east of Erie is one of 12 such towers that are being fitted with instruments by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to capture the regional ebb and flow of atmospheric carbon. ...

  • Monitoring CO2 storage in Australian gas field

    Australia has launched the first carbon sequestration project in the southern hemisphere with the help of technology developed by researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Otway Basin Pilot Project will inject and monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) in a depleted gas field in south-eastern Australia to demonstrate the feasibility of storing the greenhouse gas in the Waarre Formation of the ...

  • Bees, balloons, pollen used as novel CO2 monitoring approach

    Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have discovered an innovative way to use bees, pollen, and helium-filled balloons to verify that no carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from carbon sequestration sites. These new methods are an excellent way to determine environmental impact without disrupting habitats surrounding sequestration sites and can ensure ...

  • Supercritical CO2 boosts super optimism in sequestering greenhouse gas

    Scientists appear to have the rock-solid evidence that suggests carbon dioxide can be safely and permanently sequestered in deep, underground basalt rock formations, without risk of it eventually escaping to the atmosphere. The findings have potential implications for sequestering carbon in other reservoir systems as well. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National ...

  • 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

  • Tanaka Precious Metals Establishes Ultrathin Membrane Processing Technology for Palladium-based Hydrogen Separation (Permeation) Membranes; Starting Provision of Samples to Europe, the US and Asia

    Tokyo, July 14, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals) announced today that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals) has established an ultrathin membrane processing technology for rolled palladium based foils used for hydrogen separation (permeation) membranes, and will begin provision of samples to Europe, the US and ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • DOE-Sponsored Project Shows Huge Potential for Carbon Storage in Wyoming

    The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • First-of-a-kind sequestration field test begins in West Virginia

    Injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) began today in a first-of-a-kind field trial of enhanced coalbed methane recovery with simultaneous CO2 sequestration in an unmineable coal seam. The ultimate goal of the U.S. Department of Energy–sponsored project is to help mitigate climate change by providing an effective and economic means to permanently store CO2 in unmineable coal seams. CONSOL Energy ...

  • Carbon dioxide levels reach milestone at Arctic sites

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Barrow, Alaska, reached 400 parts per million (ppm) this spring, according to NOAA measurements, the first time a monthly average measurement for the greenhouse gas attained the 400 ppm mark in a remote location. Carbon dioxide (CO2), emitted by fossil fuel combustion and other human activities, is the most significant greenhouse gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Figuring out where to put the carbon

    To meet our immediate energy needs without exacerbating climate change, most experts agree, we’ll need to find a way to store the carbon dioxide given off by the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas. But no full-scale storage systems exist, and the plans to create them have many unknowns. New projects at MIT could help to fill that information gap. At the American Geophysical Union’s fall ...

  • Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

    Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth. Officials of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and energy leaders — ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Spitsbergen success - PANalytical receives warm thanks for an unforgettable opportunity

    PANalytical (Almelo, the Netherlands) is pleased to report that two Dutch high school students, Barbara Terlouw and Robin van der Bles, have completed a week-long expedition to Spitsbergen, Norway. The company sponsored this environmental program as part of its ongoing support of activities that stimulate interest in the sciences. The students had competed for and won places on the 2008 Utrecht ...


    By PANalytical

  • Carbon Capture and Storage for Coal-Fired Plants - Opportunity Assessment and Key Country Analysis to 2025

      This report provides the retrofit potential and new market potential for the global CCS market in terms of revenues and capacity. It also discusses the key drivers and restraints impacting the market. The report provides an in depth analysis of key global CCS markets– the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, China and Japan. It provides the retrofit potential and new ...


  • FTIR gas analyser supports carbon capture research

    The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies relies on the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to a wide array of other gases because it is vitally important that the process does not impact upon the emissions of other greenhouse gases and potential pollutants. An advanced FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Gasmet Technologies is therefore being ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Diesel fuel can be made from Algae - Montana State University

    The same slippery brown algae that covers streamside rocks, making footing hazardous for anglers, contains oil that can be turned into diesel fuel, says a Montana State University microbiologist. Keith Cooksey is one of many U.S. scientists who studied the feasibility of turning algal oil into biodiesel in the 1980s. From 1978 to 1995 a study to investigate algae as a source of fuel and its ...

  • BMH Enviro’s waste crusher produces RDF with 70% biomass content

    BMH Enviro’s Tyrannosaurus® heavy-duty crushers convert waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is 70% biomass according to CEN 15747, a method that can determine the renewable content of most materials. Using RDF with high biomass content helps companies lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and obtain more carbon credits in cap-and-trade programs.Companies in energy-intensive ...


    By Beta Analytic Inc.

  • Department of energy announces US$188 million for small business technology commercialization

    U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy will award a total of US$188 million to small businesses in 34 states to develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. 'Small businesses are a major engine of innovation and job creation in our economy,' said Secretary Chu. 'Bringing these innovative technologies to market will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Complying with emissions regulations: calculating the acid plume from ships’ desulphurisation equipment

    Marine diesel contains sulphur compounds, which generate sulphur oxide (SOx) pollution and acid rain. Ships can use mitigating technologies to reduce their SOx emissions, but these can also have a negative environmental impact. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) introduced stringent legislation to control these, aspects of which are incorporated into EU policy. This study examined the ...

  • Energy Department Seeks Methane Hydrate Proposals

    The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels. The department is looking for research projects on the North Slope of Alaska that could explore how to economically extract the gas locked in ice far below the Earth's surface. DOE is also ...


    By Associated Press

  • Typhoons bury tons of carbon in the oceans

    A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean - in the form of sediment - as all the other rains in that country all year long combined. That's the finding of an Ohio State University study published in a recent issue of the journal Geology. The study - the first ever to examine the chemistry of stream water and sediments that were being washed out to sea while a typhoon was ...


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