News & Updates

University of Wyoming partners with industry for carbon sequestration project

December 15, 2009 (UW). Four industry partners are supporting a $16.9 million University of Wyoming (UW) project to provide geologic site characterization for commercial-scale carbon sequestration in southwestern Wyoming.

Can a green future still include fossil fuels?

December 2, 2009 (CTVBC) This news story, posted by, reports on the Spectra Energy plan in Fort Nelson for looking at ways to capture carbon dioxide and inject into the ground.

European Lawyer: Carbon Capture Only Viable With Public Funding

December 3, 2009 (Oil Daily) An article in the December 3, 2009 Oil Daily (subscription) reports on an opinion expressed at the European Power Generation Strategy Summit that predicts that the widespread development of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage projects will not occur before 2030.

Nations Jockey as Climate Conference Nears

December 3, 2009 (Oil Daily) A December 3, 2009 Oil Daily (subscription) article reports about the upcoming United Nations-sponsored climate change conference in Copenhagen.

SECARB project hits 1 million tons of CO2 injected milestone

November 5, 2009. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy (DOE) recently recognized the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) as the fifth large-scale carbon dioxide storage project to reach one million tons injected worldwide.

IOGCC Official Rep Victor Carrillo to give keynote address at CO2 conference

November 3, 2009 (IOGCC). Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Victor Carrillo is scheduled to give the opening keynote address at the 7th Annual EOR Carbon Management Workshop, scheduled for December 7 - 8, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

Canada, Alberta funds $822 million oil sands carbon capture project

October 9, 2009 (New York Times). Canadian and Alberta governments announced that they would fund two-thirds of the cost of Shell's Quest project which is aimed at capturing and storing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the Athabasca Oil Sands Project.

Study says China is Ripe for Carbon Storage

October 15, 2009 (New York Times). China has vast underground repositories that could store more than a century’s worth of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities

DOE Research Projects to Examine Promising Geologic Formations for CO2 Storage -- $75.5 Million in CCS Research Supported by Recovery Act Funds

September 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) — The Department of Energy today announced 11 projects valued at $75.5 million aimed at increasing scientific understanding about the potential of p

DOE Announces 19 Carbon Projects

The Department of Energy is providing $27.6 million in funding to begin 19 projects to simulate, track and evaluate the storage of carbon underground.