US Funds Clean Coal Projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $66.7m to a large-scale carbon sequestration project to store more than one million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Carbon sequestration, which helps combat global warming by capturing CO2 from sources such as fossil fuel power plants for storage instead of releasing it into the atmosphere, is part of a drive by the US Government to pursue clean coal technologies.

The DOE is awarding the money to the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, which will conduct tests to calculate the capacity for carbon storage in the Illinois Basin.

By staff writer