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What Chu Doing? Capchuring and Storing Carbon

Posted By Evante Garza-Licudine On Oct 4, 2009 @ 11:40 pm In The Specials | Comments Disabled

As Secretary of Energy (and former head honcho of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) Steven Chu continues to find ways to save the world, we like to keep an eye on what the secretary is doing. And just today, the US Department of Energy announced the “first round of funding” that $1.4 billion will go to for the capture of carbon to be stored or used.

There’s only one California-based project that was selected for the initial round of funding. From the DoE release:

C6 Resources (Salno, California) – Objective is to capture and transport by pipeline approximately 1 million tons per year of CO2 streams from facilities located in the Bay Area, Calif., to be injected more than 2 miles underground into a saline formation. C6 Resources, an affiliate of Shell Oil Company, will conduct the project in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (DOE Share: $3,000,000)

That’s fine and all, except some quick Googling was unable to discover a Salno town in California [1] or a non-eyebrow-raising website [2] for “C6 Resources.”

Secretary Chu Announces First Awards from $1.4 Billion for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects [US DoE [3]]
Earlier: Ask Not What Chu Can Do for You [4]

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[1] in California: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salno

[2] eyebrow-raising website: http://www.justgoodcars.com/dir/1/citroen-c6-resources.html

[3] US DoE: http://www.energy.gov/news2009/8102.htm

[4] Ask Not What Chu Can Do for You: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/09/21/what-chu-doing-ask-not-what-chu-can-do-for-you/

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