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DOE Working on Clean Coal Projects

clean-coal-projectTwo projects backed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have captured and stored 10 million metric tons of CO2, which the DOE says is equal to the emissions produced  by two million cars in one year.

The projects are part of a national initiative to develop “clean coal” technology through carbon capture and storage (CCS).  The development of CCS technology enables industries to emit fewer greenhouse gases while reusing the captured CO2.

Among the projects is one in Port Arthur, TX, which uses retrofit steam methane reformers to separate carbon dioxide from the process gas stream, sending it to enhanced oil recovery projects.Full story.

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