Greenhouse Gas Control Research Projects Funded

Issue 7 and Volume 102.

Greenhouse Gas Control Research Projects Funded

The Department of Energy has selected a group of research projects to pursue technology for the inexpensive capture and disposal of greenhouse gases. Grants go to 12 research teams that will begin exploring methods to prevent greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere.

The selected projects include a diverse mix of concepts, including the use of CO2-absorbing algae growing on artificial reefs or encased in bioscrubbers; the disposal of greenhouse gases in deep aquifers or on the ocean floor; and chemical processes and membranes that separate CO2 from the flue gases of fossil power plants and factories.

Each project will receive approximately $50,000 for the initial phases. Projects selected for later development phases could receive up to $1.5 million each. p