ExxonMobil, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab develop new MOF for carbon capture and steam regeneration

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Scientists from ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new material that could capture more than 90% of CO 2 emitted from industrial sources using low-temperature steam, requiring less energy for the overall carbon capture process.

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Multicomponent catalytic system efficiently converts carbon dioxide to methanol

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Inspired by naturally occurring processes, a team of Boston College chemists used a multi-catalyst system to convert carbon dioxide to methanol at the lowest temperatures reported with high activity and selectivity.

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ExxonMobil, FuelCell Energy expand agreement to optimize carbonate fuel cell technology for large-scale carbon capture

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signed a new, two-year expanded joint-development agreement to further enhance carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities. The agreement, worth up to $60 million, will focus efforts on optimizing the core technology, overall process integration and large-scale deployment of carbon capture solutions. ExxonMobil says it has captured more carbon dioxide than any other company. ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Rusheen Capital Management create company to deploy Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture technology

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Rusheen Capital Management, a private equity firm, have formed a development company, 1PointFive, to finance and to deploy Carbon Engineering ’s large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.

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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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The catalytic process is an alternative route to ethane steam cracking, offering the potential of economic advantages, acetic acid co-production and significantly lower overall carbon footprint through electrification of power input. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background

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ESA approves Norwegian CCS Full-Scale carbon capture and storage project; up to €2.1bn in aid

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The CCS Full-Scale project is a central part of Norway’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the European goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Background

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Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation. CE’s AIR TO FUELS products are fully compatible with existing cars, trucks, ships and planes, allowing existing vehicles to reduce their carbon emissions without modification.

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DOE announces $11.5M in Phase 1 funding for carbon capture and storage program; ARPA-E FLECCS

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million in funding for 12 projects as part of Phase 1 of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E’s) FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program. FLECCS project teams will work to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes that better enable technologies, such as natural gas power generators, to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. ARPA-E Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Background

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Molten carbonate electrolysis can produce a range of carbon nanomaterials, including graphene, from CO2 at high yield

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Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and George Washington University in the US report in a new paper in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research that a range of important carbon nanomaterials can be produced at high yield by molten carbonate electrolysis. The sole products of the carbon dioxide electrolysis are straightforward: high yield carbon nanoplatelets and oxygen. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Graphene Solar

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. By creating carbon-neutral gasoline from CO 2 captured from the air, Prometheus Fuels allows the climate impact of today’s internal combustion engines to be massively reduced immediately.

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DOE Coal FIRST Initiative invests $80M in net-zero carbon electricity and hydrogen plants

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DOE’s early stage research for the Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions. These plants will be fueled by coal, natural gas, biomass, and waste plastics and incorporate carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. A hydrogen economy is gaining global attention as part of a technology-based approach for reducing global carbon emissions.

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Wind-powered transatlantic car carrier could cut carbon emissions by 90%

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Oceanbird is a proposed a 35,000-ton, 650-foot, transoceanic car carrier, powered mostly by wind, that can reduce carbon emissions by a claimed 90% compared to a conventional ship.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. new developments of the transformation are reported including use of a nickel super-alloy electrode, critical thermal balance of the process, demonstration of the secondary pure, hot oxygen product, and alkali control of the carbon nanotube structure. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC

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Weizmann Institute team engineers E. coli to eat carbon dioxide

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Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel have created a strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli that grows by consuming carbon dioxide instead of sugars or other organic molecules. The findings point to means of developing, in the future, carbon-neutral fuels. Then the bacterial body parts were weighed, and the weight they had gained checked against the mass that would be added from eating the heavier version of carbon.

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DOE awarding $72M to 27 projects to develop and advance carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). DOE is awarding a total of $21 million to 18 projects for technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a process known as “direct air capture” (DAC). It will also help develop carbon reduction technologies for use in the steel sector.

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DOE announces $110M for carbon capture, utilization, and storage projects

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A recent study by Science of the Total Environment found that DOE is the most productive organization in the world in the carbon capture and storage field. Under the first FOA award, Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Studies for Carbon Capture Systems on Coal and Natural Gas Power Plants, DOE has selected nine projects to receive $55.4 The selected projects will support FEED studies for commercial-scale carbon capture systems.

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MIT engineers develop efficient means of carbon capture using electrochemical cell

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Researchers at MIT have developed a new, efficient way to capture carbon that addresses the inherent inefficiencies ( earlier post ) of incumbent technologies, due to their thermal energy losses, large footprint or degradation of sorbent material. The device is essentially a large, specialized battery that absorbs carbon dioxide from the air (or other gas stream) passing over its electrodes as it is being charged up, and then releases the gas as it is being discharged.

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Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging NetworksThat is, until now.

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DOE to provide $22M for research on capturing carbon dioxide from air

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $22 million for research aimed at achieving breakthroughs in the effort to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air (DAC). Accelerating success in direct air capture of carbon dioxide would strengthen America’s energy security and open new avenues for commercial applications. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Emissions

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First carbon-neutral lithium extraction project to start in Germany

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EIT InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, announced a partnership with Vulcan Energy Resources Limited (Vulcan), a start-up lithium exploration company, to produce the world’s first completely carbon-neutral lithium in Germany. Vulcan’s “Zero Carbon Lithium” project will be realized in the German part of the Upper Rhine Rift, in the states of Baden-Wuertemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Exploding, Dirty, Polluting Torrance Refinery Continues To Terrorize Residents As It Spews Lies Along With Climate Killing Carbon

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Stanford study finds current carbon capture technology inefficient & increases air pollution

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Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, suggests that carbon capture technologies are inefficient and increase air pollution. All sorts of scenarios have been developed under the assumption that carbon capture actually reduces substantial amounts of carbon. However, this research finds that it reduces only a small fraction of carbon emissions, and it usually increases air pollution. A study by Mark Z.

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Carbon fiber from plants close to carbon-neutral? Scientists hopeful

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When it comes to materials with the most promise in automotive applications, carbon fiber and graphene each rank high on the list. Unlike graphene, however, real-world carbon fiber applications exist today—and they're helping automakers reduce the weight of cars coming tomorrow. Manufacturing Carbon Fiber research and development materials weight reduction Lightweight

Linköping researchers working to produce renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with solar energy

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Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are attempting to convert carbon dioxide to fuel using energy from sunlight. Recent results have shown that it is possible to use their technique selectively to produce methane, carbon monoxide or formic acid from carbon dioxide and water. Graphene is one of the thinnest materials that exist, consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Gasoline from solar and wind power: Zero-carbon doesn't assure clean or efficient

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Carbon Footprint carbon dioxide renewable energyPrometheus Fuels is a California startup aiming to scale up a process that can sound remarkably simple that several have tried before: “We remove CO2 from the air and turn it into gasoline.” ” The process, which recently has been either a holy grail or a red herring for the oil and gas industry, isn't new. But it’s been waylaid.

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat in joint development agreement to advance atmospheric carbon capture technology

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ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat signed a joint development agreement to advance technology that can capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources, including power plants, and the atmosphere. The companies will evaluate the potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s carbon capture technology for large industrial use. ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat are also exploring opportunities to identify economic uses for captured carbon dioxide.

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EPRI and GTI launch Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) to accelerate low-carbon energy technologies

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is an international collaborative spanning the electric and gas sectors that will help advance global, economy-wide deep decarbonization.

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California 2019 crude average carbon intensity up

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Pursuant to section 95489(c)(3)(B) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has posted the final 2017 Crude Average Carbon Intensity calculation: 12.52 The three-year California Crude Average carbon intensity of 12.26 gCO 2 e/MJ is greater than the California Baseline Crude Average carbon intensity of 11.85

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Lifetime carbon emissions for EVs is much lower than previously suggested: Study highlights errors

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Lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars are much lower than previously suggested, according to a new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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DOE awarding ~$44M to seven carbon capture projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. The projects will target one of two areas: 1) engineering-scale testing of transformational solvent- or membrane-based carbon dioxide (CO?)

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Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

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Mercedes-Benz's CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire "carbon-neutral" passenger-car fleet. Mercedes-Benz carbon dioxideKällenius, currently the head of product development at Mercedes, has been named future Chairman of the Board of management of Daimler.

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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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The system, described in an open-access paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , mainly consists of a spherical spring-assisted triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) to convert the mechanical energy of the wave to electrical energy; a power management circuit with a supercapacitor to temporarily store the harvested electrical energy; and a electrochemical setup to reduce carbon dioxide to formic acid. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Power-to-Liquids Wave and Tidal

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GWU team suggests C2CNT carbon nanotube composites could amplify reduction of GHG emissions

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Stuart Licht reports that the addition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) produced from CO 2 by low-energy C2CNT (CO 2 to CNT) molten electrolysis ( earlier post ) to materials such as concrete or steel not only forms composites with significantly better properties, but amplifies the reduction of CO 2. Massive carbon dioxide avoidance by the addition of carbon nanotubes synthesized from CO 2 to CNT-composites. (A) A) Carbon mitigation with CNT-cement. (B)

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Licht Group reports high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO2

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Stuart Licht ( earlier post ) report a process for the high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) by electrolysis of CO 2 in molten carbonate. High yield electrolytic synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO 2 , either directly from the air or from smoke stack CO 2 , in molten carbonate. Carbon nano-onions have a range of remarkable applications, but these applications have been largely ignored due to their high synthesis cost.

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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. Carbon neutrality refers to achieving zero carbon emissions by balancing such emissions with carbon removal. To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities.

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SGL Carbon to produce carbon fiber battery housing cover for BMW Group

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The BMW Group has selected SGL Carbon to produce a cover component for battery enclosures. Carbon fibers are ideal for especially stressed structures or load-bearing elements, such as the underbody panels and side frames. SGL Carbon has supplied several automotive manufacturers with carbon materials and composite components for years, from sports car parts to large-scale deliveries of leaf springs and structural components.

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IMO Environment Committee approves draft mandatory regulations to cut ship carbon intensity; technical and operational

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. The draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. This would enable the operational carbon intensity rating to be determined.

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DOE awarding $33M for carbon-neutral hybrid electric aviation

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The US Department of Energy announced $33 million in funding for 17 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Aviation-class Synergistically Cooled Electric-motors with iNtegrated Drives (ASCEND) and Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) programs. Both programs work to decrease energy usage and associated carbon emissions for commercial aircraft propulsion systems.

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NUS researchers discover new mechanism for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to ethanol

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NUS scientists have discovered a new mechanism for selective electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to ethanol using copper-silver (Cu-Ag) composite catalysts. The electrochemical reduction of CO 2 to fuels and chemicals, when powered by renewable electricity, is a step forward in alleviating carbon emissions. Copper (Cu) materials are choice catalysts for this process because they have the highest electrochemical activities towards multi-carbon products.

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Bridgestone cuts carbon emissions by using recovered carbon black for new tires

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Bridgestone is the first tire company to use recovered carbon black in the large-scale manufacturing of new tires, paving the way for reductions in carbon emissions in an industry that has long been plagued by waste issues. Carbon black is fundamentally a particulate byproduct of the incomplete combustion of petroleum products.

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Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

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Manufacturing global warming carbon dioxide sustainability MEB architectureAs Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. The Financial Times, in a Sunday report, presented some interesting pieces of.

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DOE awards $4M to carbon capture and storage projects selected as part of ACT

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced $4 million in federal funding for national laboratories to collaborate with international partners on seven projects out of the 12 that were selected as a part of the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (ACT) Initiative. The seven projects with US involvement and funding include three carbon capture projects and four carbon storage projects.

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