Archive for November 26th, 2012
The first industrial-scale demonstration project for carbon capture, use and sequestration (CCUS) in the U.S. completed its first year of operation this month. In operation at a facility owned by agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the $208 million project is designed to test the feasibility of CCUS technology for mitigating carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sites.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Nov. 19 that the Illinois Basin Decatur Project (IBDP) has sequestered 317,000 metric tons of CO2 in its first year. NETL says the IBDP is “the first demonstration-scale project in the United States to use CO2 from an industrial source and inject it into a saline reservoir.” Read the rest of this entry »