According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a group of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects supported by the DOE have safely captured 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Rapid commercial development and deployment of clean coal technologies.
“The U.S. is taking the lead in showing the world CCS can work. We have made the largest government investment in carbon capture and storage of any nation, and these investments are being matched by private capital,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “We are showing that CCS is working now, and that it is indispensable to the DOE’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.”
The projects contributing to the 10 million tons captured milestone are part of DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) Initiative and the Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) Major Demonstrations programs.
The RCSP Initiative consists of seven partnerships focused on determining the best regional approaches for storing CO2. The Partnerships include more than 400 organizations spanning 43 states and four Canadian provinces.
The ICCS program represents a $1.4 billion investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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