C02 Sequestration

Project for Algae to Turn Coal Plant C02 Into Biofuel Awarded $70m by DOE

Oct 24th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Biofuels, C02 Sequestration, Top Story, US Government

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Arizona Public Service (APS), Phoenix, Ariz., has been awarded $70.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand an existing industrial and innovative reuse carbon mitigation project. Arizona Public Service’s ongoing algae-based carbon mitigation project, previously selected via competitive solicitation, will be expanded [...]



Carbon-Capture Project Works: Emissions scrubbed at coal plant

Oct 15th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: C02 Sequestration, Climate Change

An $8 million pilot project in Wisconsin successfully showed that carbon dioxide can be captured and kept from being released from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, We Energies and two partners said Thursday. The project was the first real-life demonstration of technology that uses chilled ammonia to act as a magnet to capture the [...]



Green roofs offset global warming, study finds

Oct 7th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: C02 Sequestration, Top Story

Filling rooftops with plants and dirt can help pull a modest amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, found a new study. While green roofs certainly won’t solve the global warming problem, their ability to sop up greenhouse gases — even just a little bit — bolsters the case for planting them on [...]