[LINK] carbon sequestration

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Apr 13 08:01:38 AEST 2009


The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE’s national 
laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy 

Release Date: April 6, 2009

First U.S. Large-Scale CO2 Storage Project Advances 
Washington, DC — Drilling nears completion for the first large-scale 
carbon dioxide (CO2) injection well in the United States for CO2 

(Drilling operations to construct the injection well were started in 
February 2009)

This project will be used to demonstrate that CO2 emitted from industrial 
sources - such as coal-fired power plants - can be stored in deep 
geologic formations to mitigate large quantities of greenhouse gas 
The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) hosted an event on April 6 for a 
CO2 injection test at their Decatur, Ill. ethanol facility. 

The injection well is being drilled into the Mount Simon Sandstone to a 
depth more than a mile beneath the surface. 

The project is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Illinois 
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

"This test represents an exciting step forward in the Department's 
collaborative efforts to develop America’s carbon sequestration 
capabilities," said Dr. Victor K. Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Fossil Energy. 

"In Decatur, we're moving from theory to application."

>From 2010 to 2013, up to one million metric tons of captured CO2 from 
ADM’s ethanol production facility in Decatur will be injected more than a 
mile beneath the surface into a deep saline formation. 

The amount of injected CO2 will roughly equal the annual emissions of 
220,000 automobiles.

Following injection, the site will be monitored to ensure safe and 
permanent storage of the CO2. Results of the project will provide 
important information on the future of carbon sequestration as a viable 
option for CO2 storage..




ps, last year Toyota and GM produced more than 8 million cars each.

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