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U.S. Energy Department selects four carbon capture research projects for further development #carboncapture

16 Aug 2011: U.S. Carbon Capture Projects Selected for Further Development The U.S. Department of Energy has selected four projects for continued research into developing carbon capture technologies , with the goal of achieving 90 percent carbon dioxide removal. While existing carbon capture technologies require enormous amounts of energy — adding as much as 80 percent to CO2 Capture and Storage Looks to Gain Foothold The drive to extract and store CO2 from coal-fired power plants seemed to be gaining momentum last year. But, as David Biello reported, critical questions remained. READ THE e360 REPORT the cost of electricity for a new coal plant and significantly reducing the efficiency of the operation — federal officials hope new advancements will reduce that to no more than 35 percent. According to the department’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the $67 million commitment...

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