DOE Manual Studies 11 Major CO2 Geologic Storage Formations

October 5, 2010 (Dept. of Energy) The Department of Energy has released a study of 11 geologic formations suitable for underground storage of CO2. Using data from DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) and other sponsored research activities, the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) developed the manual to better understand the characteristics of geologic formations that could potentially be used for carbon capture and storage (CCS). In CCS, CO2 is captured from large stationary sources, such as power plants, and injected for permanent storage in suitable underground reservoirs. CCS is a key component in America’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate global climate change.

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