Environmental Protection

Sequestration


Luminant Support Spurs UT Carbon Storage Program

The power generation company's contribution pushes its financial commitment to $2.3 million in five years.

USGS Develops New Method to Measure Potential for Carbon Sequestration

A new methodology to assess the potential to store carbon in U.S. wetlands, forests, and rangelands ecosystems – and thus to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere — will help find ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Duke Study Finds Underground CO2 Could Contaminate Drinking Water

Researchers Robert Jackson and Mark Little took core samples from four drinking water aquifers and discovered that some sites may be more conducive to carbon dioxide storage than others.

GreenFire Energy Taps DOE for Geothermal Technology R&D

Through the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program, the company will apply $2 million toward its research on carbon dioxide-based geothermal power production.

Dry water

UK Researchers Find New Uses for 'Dry Water'

A study at the University of Liverpool has uncovered the substance's ability to store carbon dioxide and speed up particular chemical reactions.

Knowledge System to Be Used Worldwide to Manage GHG Storage Collaboration

PNNL's Geologic Sequestration Software Suite is expected to be used in planning, deployment, and monitoring of carbon storage projects.

Georgia Tech researcher Carson Meredith with sorption measurement system

Georgia Tech Scientists to Test Hollow Fibers for Carbon Capture

Two different studies are using hollow fiber technology to test the removal of carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal power plants.

Carbon Capture and Storage is Viable, Task Force Reports

The Interagency Task Force on CCS told President Obama that there are no insurmountable technical, legal, institutional, or other barriers to the deployment of this technology.



Aerial view of OSU experimental wetlands in 2009

OSU Natural and Manmade Wetlands Similar at 15 Years

Ohio State University researcher William Mitsch says the 15-year experiment shows that the natural wetland seems stronger and the manmade wetland more diverse but both hold potential for carbon sequestration.

EERC's John Harju Joins National Petroleum Council

The council will study future transportation fuels and prudent development of North American natural gas and oil resources during the 2010-2011 term.

EPA Region 5 Awards Education Grants

The $190,000 in grants will be used to further education and training for sustainable gardening, hazardous household waste disposal, carbon sequestration, and watershed protection.

Alstom, Dow Technology to Demonstrate Carbon Capture in France

Using the Advanced Amine Process, the companies will test the efficiency of carbon dioxide capture at the Le Havre coal-fired electric power plant.

Geographically Weighted Regression Predicts Carbon Sinks

New estimating method, which can be used on the regional scale, compares well with commonly used methods, according to study.

tidal marshes

Tidal Marshes Protect Aquatic Ecosystems and Store Carbon

Indiana University scientists measured nitrogen and phosphorus retention as well as carbon sequestration in tidal soils of three Georgia rivers.

Public Hearings Address GHG Reporting Additions

EPA is engaging the public, petroleum and natural gas companies, and those involved in geologic sequestration and emitting fluorinated gas in the discussion of new greenhouse gas reporting proposals.

Arvid Boe

Breeder Sees Cup Plant Potential as Biomass/Carbon Storage Crop

South Dakota State University is trying to determine if the cup plant can be grown on land unfit for crops.

Oil, Natural Gas Sectors May Have to Report GHG Emissions

EPA is proposing that more industrial sectors should report their greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.

DOE Selects NRG for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Demo

NRG will receive up to $154 million to build a demonstration unit near Houston, Texas.

$17 M Supports Research on Climate Change Impacts

Twenty-five universities to explore public health and environmental facets of climate change.

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