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CCS Activities Being Performed by the U.S. DOE

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 300-320; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph8020300
Received: 7 December 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Capture and Storage)
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is the lead federal agency for the development and deployment of carbon sequestration technologies. Its mission includes promoting scientific and technological innovations and transfer of knowledge for safe and permanent storage of CO2 in the subsurface. To accomplish its mission, DOE is characterizing and classifying potential geologic storage reservoirs in basins throughout the U.S. and Canada, and developing best practices for project developers, to help ensure the safety of future geologic storage projects. DOE’s Carbon Sequestration Program, Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) Initiative, administered by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), is identifying, characterizing, and testing potential injection formations. The RCSP Initiative consists of collaborations among government, industry, universities, and international organizations. Through this collaborative effort, a series of integrated knowledge-based tools have been developed to help potential sequestration project developers. They are the Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada, National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic System (NATCARB), and best practice manuals for CCS including Depositional Reservoir Classification for CO2; Public Outreach and Education for Carbon Storage Projects; Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting of CO2 Stored in Deep Geologic Formation; Site Screening, Site Selection, and Initial Characterization of CO2 Storage in Deep Geologic Formations. DOE’s future research will help with refinement of these tools and additional best practice manuals (BPM) which focus on other technical aspects of project development. View Full-Text
Keywords: NETL; U.S. DOE; sequestration; geologic storage; NATCARB; depositional environments; site screening; site characterization; best practices NETL; U.S. DOE; sequestration; geologic storage; NATCARB; depositional environments; site screening; site characterization; best practices
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Dressel, B.; Deel, D.; Rodosta, T.; Plasynski, S.; Litynski, J.; Myer, L. CCS Activities Being Performed by the U.S. DOE. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 300-320.

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